Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services


I validate each person for having the courage to make changes in their life. Many of us come to therapy feeling down about ourselves or possibly feeling discouraged by some of our past mistakes. I am the type of therapist that can support you through your journey of finding lasting change. I am an Adlerian at heart, so together we will explore what Alfred Adler described as “Gemeinschaftsgefuhl,” loosely translated meaning “social interest, sense of belonging.” I believe each and every one of us has the ability to heal, regardless of our upbringing or past challenges or obstacles that may have impeded our developmental or personal growth. To do so, we will need to find our sense of purpose and belonging.

If you’ve ever felt broken, lost, or disconnected I’m the kind of therapist that can support you through your journey of finding lasting change. I provide a warm, safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment for people to explore interpersonal concerns and relationships. Clients find me to be very personable, humorous (I love to make up puns) and direct – I can help you identify thoughts (DBT), feelings, and needs which will allow you to understand yourself better and enhance communication with your world.

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.

Telehealth Services


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
  • Emdria approved EMDR and Attachment Focused EMDR therapist
  • Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT
  • Age Regression Hypnosis through American Academy of Medical Hypnosis
  • Level One Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Various trauma certifications and trainings

Licensures / Titles

  • Mental Health Practitioner

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (BA) – Metro State University
  • Master of Arts, Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy w/emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy (MA) – Adler Graduate School
  • PhD Psychology (Doctoral in progress) – Walden University

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