Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services
We all come from different cultural backgrounds and experiences that we carry with us throughout our lives. Because we see life through these unique lenses, I believe in approaching therapy with cultural humility and validation. I use empathy, compassion, and kindness to help adults of all ages to work towards their goals, so they can build a life that is worth living. I believe the healing journey starts where individuals are and am honored when they have chosen to share that space with me. I also believe in the importance of research-informed practice and work with individuals to reach their goals with DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing skills.
I have experience with end of life care, qualitative research, LGBTQ community, refugees and immigrants, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and trauma.
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)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Refugees and immigrants
- Life transitions
Licensures / Titles
- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
- Mental Health Professional
- Doctor of Philosophy, Social Welfare (PhD) – University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire