Counseling Background

I graduated from University of Minnesota with my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University, and completed my post-graduate degree at the Family Therapy Training Institute. I have worked in homeless shelters, low-fee clinics, college counseling centers, and spent many years in private practice. My specialty is working with couples and families, but I have extensive experience working with individuals on any number of mental health concerns.

Couples
Counseling

I have built up a certain niche working with couples. Couples counseling is it’s own unique stlye of therapy, with a lot going on in the therapy room each session. I joke that being a couples therapist is never boring. While the many moving parts of doing couples therapy are exciting and mentally stimulating for my brain, I see far too many therapists trying to do couples work without training beyond maybe one semester. Even if you don’t decide to work with me, please do your relationship a favor and make sure to see a therapist who is an actual specialist in doing couples work!

Collaborative Language

I am a Collaborative Language therapist, which puts a large emphasis on the teamwork between clients and therapist, and allows me to be genuine and transparent in the work I do with my clients. Collaborative Language therapy is in the same school as other postmodern therapy modalities like Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused therapy, both of which I draw techniques from regularly.