Seeking therapy is a brave choice, and one that many people find useful at some point in their lives. Having an opportunity to explore and reflect in a safe and non-judgmental environment can prove to be an experience that facilitates change and growth. I see therapy as a process that therapist and client engage in together, creating a safe, trusting relationship in which you feel heard and can explore the issues that are most central to you at this time.
As a therapist, I will show up with intentionality, compassion and authenticity. I will listen to your story knowing that you are the expert on your life, seeking to understand and encourage empowerment. I believe in the innate wisdom of the body and will facilitate a process of discovering your individual way to reach healing and grounded-ness.
I work primarily with adults, young adults, and couples experiencing life transitions, anxiety, trauma, end of life and/or grief and loss, and LGBTQ identities and concerns. I draw from narrative, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and sensorimotor approaches.
I completed my graduate work in social work in 1994 at the University of Minnesota and have focused much of my post graduate work and training in the areas of grief and loss, end of life, trauma, LGBTQ identities and concerns, anxiety, supervision, and mindfulness and whole body integrative therapies. In addition to a clinical practice, I am an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, where I was a full-time faculty member for eleven years.
I welcome hearing from you so we can together determine the best approach to addressing what you care about and wish to address.