Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I approach each client with compassion and a non-judgmental stance. I believe the people I work with are the experts of their own stories, and I work to earn trust through transparency, reliability, cultural humility, and commitment to providing the best care possible.
In my experience, strong support looks like learning how to develop skills and coping strategies to manage life’s hardships, in addition to emotional validation. Clients can expect to feel heard and valued while working with me, as well to receive encouragement to develop effective and healthy coping skills.
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.
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 Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Strengths-Based Care
Licensures / Titles
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – University of Wisconsin, Madison