Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
If you’re ready to start your journey, I’m here to help. Together we can work on the issues that matter to you and build a happier and healthier life.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I currently work with adolescents and adults struggling with regulating difficult emotions and navigating relationships. I use a nonjudgmental stance – meaning I seek to balance the truth of the client with the needs of the current moment. Mindfulness practice is utilized as a part of therapy to assist you in gaining awareness of the present moment.
I have experience treating anxiety, BPD, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorders, self-harm and eating disorders. I have special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, adolescents and young adults. I lead an Adolescent DBT skills group in addition to adult DBT groups.
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 is a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.
Approach to Supervision
In the role of supervisor, I am offered the chance to continue learning alongside the supervisee. As clinicians, we are faced with challenges in our work that can impact our own emotions and thoughts. It is important to process and explore one’s own experience of the therapy while providing treatment. Supervision offers the space for new clinicians to make mistakes, explore their bias, and gain capacity in their role as a therapist. It is a way to explore different methods of providing care and ways to problem-solve challenges. As a supervisor, I see my role as guiding a new clinician towards confidence in their clinical judgment and ability to provide effective treatment.
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
- Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Eating Disorders
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Mental Health Professional
- Master of Social Work (MSW) – Washington University, St. Louis
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – University of St. Thomas