Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
Some of my strengths include humor, transparency, honesty, playfulness and a nonjudgmental stance. This impacts clients by allowing them to be themselves, however they need to show up that day, without fear of judgement and with confidence that I will meet their energy to help them feel more at ease.
I want to act as a tool for clients, someone they can count on to help highlight their strengths and efforts and who will hold a mirror up when they need it. I want them to reach their goals with them in the driver’s seat recognizing their own abilities.
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
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Eating Disorders
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BS) – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Master of Public Health – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Master of Social Work – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities