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Degree of Member : MEd, LPCC
Description :

I believe in creating a safe and welcoming environment where clients feel open to exploring emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors in order to empower them to live a rich and meaningful life. I appreciate the complexity and the messiness of our journeys, and I believe each individual’s unique story offers the foundation for growth and transformation. I think that every individual is moving toward self-actualization and part of our work together is aligning our authentic self, our best self, with the life we are currently living.

Our therapeutic relationship begins with compassionate listening, which lays the groundwork for human connection and allows meaningful change to occur. Empathy in the therapeutic relationship allows us the opportunity to develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and healthy coping skills to emerge stronger and healthier in the face of life’s ups and downs.

I work with clients, primarily older adolescents and adults, who are struggling with major life transitions, depression, and anxiety, as well as clients who are simply feeling stuck or find themself in need of a place to explore new ways to approach life’s challenges in relationships, school, career, and family life. I use an integrative approach to counseling, pulling from several theoretical models including Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, and Existentialist to help clients find a path to change that feels right for each individual.

I trust in the inherent good of all human beings and am committed to provide unconditional positive regard for every client. As a former writing teacher, I’ve always been drawn to stories, and my love of complex characters led me to a career in counseling, where I can explore the subtleties and nuances of the human condition with each of my clients. It brings me great satisfaction to empower people to write their own life story.


Education :
  • Master of Education and Counseling, University of Minnesota, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Gustavus Adolphus College


Experiance :

10+ years of counseling experience in secondary schools and private practice


Specialties :
  • Therapy and assessment
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life's transitions
  • Parenting/Step-parenting
  • School/College

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I believe in creating a safe and welcoming environment where clients feel open to exploring emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors in order to empower them to live a rich and meaningful life. I appreciate the complexity and the messiness of our journeys, and I believe each individual’s unique story offers the foundation for growth and transformation.


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