Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
My first priority as a provider is always to ensure that folks feel safe, comfortable and free to come as they are. As someone who believes strongly in a relational approach, I often use rapport building, empathy and humor to establish a connection. I genuinely enjoy getting to know about the folks I work with and feel honored when they are able to share pieces of themselves with me. While DBT will function as a primary intervention, I also incorporate pieces of trauma informed CBT, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Additionally, having come from an early childhood intervention and education background- I find family of origin work, theories of attachment and developmental psychology to be very informing. We are all products of our experience and environments!
While therapists come with many different educational backgrounds, social work in particular, is rooted in the advancing of social justice. As an aspiring clinical social worker, this is a core value I hold both personally and professionally. I am committed to life long learning, critical self-reflection and cultural humility.
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
- Mood disorders
- Life transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Relational and Familial conflict
- Mindfulness & Skills based interventions
- DBT Therapy
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) – St. Catherine University
- Bachelor of Arts, Child and Adolescent Psychology (BA) – University of Minnesota
- Associate of Science, Child Development (AS) – Minneapolis Community and Technical College