Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Do your thoughts keep you awake at night? Is it a struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you just wish you could find a way to feel better, happier, more like you? If you’re feeling these ways, I can and want to help. Together we will work towards freedom from limiting thoughts, freedom to be who you want, and to become who you know you can be.
With over 10 years of therapy experience, I am dedicated to helping adult men and women learn ways to cope with and manage negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through formal and informal education, I have developed experience and expertise in how the simple, but not easy, changes to our everyday life can help with stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, and trauma. By using a variety of methods we will develop solutions to find more meaning in life, desire to live, and acceptance of the past. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and am committed to doing this in a way that is respectful and compassionate.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social work with a master’s from Augsburg College and am currently working toward a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. I have worked in a variety of settings, but most enjoy working in my current one, as owner of Being Integrative Psychotherapy, where I can work 1-on-1 with each person to tailor specific goals and plans.
Individual therapy, or talk therapy, is the traditional form of therapy most people think of when they talk about therapy. In individual therapy, we will work on both developing techniques to gain control of negative thoughts as well as understanding from where those thoughts come. Through addressing the issues through both of these methods, we will treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, guilt, shame, eating and weight issues, low self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues.
DBT or Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of therapy designed to help change behavior which gets in the way of living a life that is full and meaningful. By learning and using specifically designed coping skills, you will be able to gain more control over emotions, distress, negative thoughts, and difficult behavior.
Mindfulness is the simple, but not easy, process of intentionally being in the moment without judgment. Mindfulness has been shown and proven to help with anxiety, depression, stress, negative thoughts, food issues, poor self-esteem, and more.
Education, Training, License, and Affiliations:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MN #18483)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Master of Social Work, Augsburg College
Ph.D. in progress, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Member of National Association of Social Workers
Minnesota Rule 25 trained (chemical dependency assessments)
Trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)