Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
She/her. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who uses a biopsychosocial approach to my assessment of a person’s mental health concerns. I believe it is important to consider the whole person and their life experiences that played a role in the development of symptoms and patterns of ineffective behaviors. In treatment, I use an integrated approach to address mental health concerns in a manner that fits both the targeted problems and the client’s unique presentation and personality. I aim to have my clients feel heard and understood, and for us to collaborate together in their treatment recovery process to improve functioning and help them to find a balanced life worth living.
As a client, I believe you are the expert on you, and I am here to provide guidance and direction along your life journey. At ACP, I provide services within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Program, with a focus on the client intake assessment process prior to beginning DBT services. I look forward to meeting you!
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
ACP’s DBT program adheres to the Linehan model of DBT, is certified by MN DHS. Our clients meet with their individual therapist for one hour a week and attend a two-hour weekly skills group for at least 26 weeks. Unlike traditional group psychotherapy which focuses on processing experiences and feelings, DBT groups focus on learning four sets of important skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.
To expand and improve our care options for clients, ACP offers Telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Telehealth uses phone or video conferencing to connect you with highly qualified and experienced providers in real-time from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Before your telehealth appointment, you will receive details for how you will connect with your provider. If you will be connecting via phone, the provider will plan to call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please be ready to take the call and also check that your phone allows calls from blocked numbers (accessible within your phone settings). If you will be connecting via video conference, your provider will email you an invite to join the appointment. Please call our office to learn more about ACP’s telehealth services and to schedule an appointment.
Areas of Specialty
- Mood disorders/depression
- Disorders of personality
- LGBTQ clients
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Psychologist (LP)
- Mental Health Professional
- Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) – Argosy University
- Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology (MA) – Argosy University
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BS) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Bachelor of Science, Zoology (BS) – University of Wisconsin-Madison