My goal is to facilitate growth and healing through therapy.
I am dually licensed in clinical social work in the states of Minnesota and Arizona. I have over a decade of experience in nonprofits, including work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI), parents on public benefits, and children in affordable housing.
My favorite theoretical approaches are humanistic, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and IFS. Those is a lot of acronyms that may or may not mean something to you. My philosophy of therapy practice is based around the idea that people have the capacity to understand and figure out their own problems, they just often get stuck and need to look at things a different way to find solutions. It’s not my job to enter into someone’s life and tell them what to do, it’s my job to come alongside them in their growth process and as we learn together we can evaluate what’s already working or what they want to change.
Some of my favorite things to do with clients are to help them get in touch with uncomfortable emotions and slowly learn to feel less overwhelmed by them. I like to work with the coping skills that people already have and help them apply those to the situations that are challenging them at the moment. No matter how much may be going wrong, everyone is doing at least one thing right.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris in French and Human Services. My postgraduate education includes a dual master’s degree of social work and business administration from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am also trained to use EMDR as a trauma processing tool.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota, so I’m able to work with clients in either state.