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About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual therapy for adults and adolescents, including family therapy with adolescents.  I maintain a private practice in Prior Lake, Minnesota. 

With 22 years experience in the human service field, I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a diverse group of people with varying concerns.  Among my areas of expertise are E.M.D.R. and A.R.T. for trauma.  I recently completed Phase 1 in BSP (Brainspotting) and will continue to learn and grow as a Brainspotting therapist.  I have a passion for helping individual adults and adolescents heal from their traumas, and have worked in adolescent residential and day treatment settings.

I am an eclectic therapist, meaning that I use many techniques from different therapeutic backgrounds, particularly Rogerian, Adlerian and Trauma-informed.  My therapeutic style is to provide support and practical feedback in a caring and compassionate manner to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  Since all humans encounter struggles, I believe that asking for help is a strength. 

Education:  Graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 1995, and a Master's Degree in Counseling in 1998.

License:  #1370 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Certifications:  Certified in E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma and PTSD. 

Additional Training:  Completed Basic A.R.T.;  Advanced A.R.T.; and Enhanced A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy); BSP (Brainspotting) Phase 1.

Professional Activities and Memberships:  Member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Member of EMDRIA, EMDR International Association; Member of IS-ART.