Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
I believe that everyone comes from a unique background and everyone deserves to feel heard and understood. I work alongside my clients through life’s challenges to help them develop coping skills and strategies to manage their mental health symptoms and achieve their desired quality of life.
My clients can expect an attentive and empathic listener and an environment that is safe and comfortable allowing them to freely express themselves without feeling guarded or fearful of judgment. They can trust that they are not alone and that they will feel validated and be heard.
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
- Coming Soon.
Licensures / Titles
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BS) – Minnesota State University, Mankato