I view therapy as an opportunity for individuals to explore greater self-awareness and develop skills and tools to make positive changes in their life. Adolescence is a pivotal time in development and I truly enjoy partnering with teens as they take on this challenge.
While some make the decision to begin therapy easily, for others it is a big decision and can be a little nerve racking. I use a warm, non-judgmental approach and let clients guide our time together. And, I try to put those nerves at ease by making sure I’m meeting clients where they are. If they are ready and eager to jump into work, great! If they have questions and aren’t sure where to begin, that’s ok too! I want to make sure our sessions are purposeful and productive. Clients find I check-in often to make sure our work is meeting their needs.
I moved back to the Twin Cities in 2016 after spending some time away living in various parts of the country. When I’m not working with clients I’m busy exploring the Twin Cities, getting fresh air, spending time with my family, and going on walks with my big scruffy dog.
Bachelor’s Degree: The University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA
Master’s Degree: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
William E. and Catherine M. Cummins Award - University of North Carolina School of Social Work
I work with individuals across the spectrum of age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.