Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I operate under the assumption that every person has permanent, built-in value. This is reflected in my clinical approach where I collaborate with others to discover their valuable identity. I have a background in evidence-based interpersonal practice with people of all ages and backgrounds. I enjoy working to resolve issues related to depression, suicidality, anxiety, and personality disorders using an eclectic combination of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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
- Client-centered therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Mental Health Professional
- Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) – University of Tennessee
- Bachelor of Science, Social Work (BSW) – Austin Peay State University