Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
As a clinician it is essential to listen to my clients and join with them in a therapeutic goal centered alliance. My approach helps to individualize each client’s experience with therapy in a positive way to help encourage and foster both change and acceptance of their circumstances.
I can help clients by exploring their life experiences and how they have impacted the client, then providing support, skills, and a safe place to process these experiences. I take an irreverent approach in my work by gently challenging client’s thought processes and re-framing unhealthy thought patterns.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, and cooking as well as enjoying nature.
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 Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Life Transitions
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
- Mental Health Professional
- Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) – University of Phoenix
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BS) – University of Phoenix
- Associate of Arts, Psychology (AA) – Anoka-Ramsey Community College