Services and Areas
of Clinical Focus
As a clinical psychologist my career has focused on diagnosing and treatment of mental health disorders. This includes a very wide range of issues from common disorders such as anxiety or depression to much less common concerns. I assist people these and other related issues in therapy such as family conflict, divorce, parenting, grief, and nearly any other issue that can impact a person's functioning and happiness.
I match the needs of the client with evidence based solutions to create the best possible outcomes for clients. I am able to tailor a wide variety of therapies to the needs of individual patients including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CPT (Cognitive Processing for PTSD), person-centered, mindfulness, narrative, existential, family systems, and psychodynamic approaches.
For more than 5 years prior to entering private practice, I worked as a therapist with those struggling with addiction through the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. I worked with a range of clients from those who were just beginning to come to terms with their addiction to those who had been struggling with sobriety for an extended period of time. I very familiar with 12-step recovery as well as many other approaches to addiction.
I can integrate helpful and accountable approaches that will focus on addiction but also get to the underlying causes of the addiction such as family problems or co-occurring mental health disorders. I also have many community partner resources such as recovery coaches, sober living facilities, and treatment organizations.
I have worked with young adults throughout my career. My career began at the college counseling center at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota. I then spent five years in the COR-12 program with Hazelden Betty Ford which primarily served young adults with opioid addiction.
Young adulthood is an energetic and chaotic period in many people's lives and it is a time where many critical choices are made. Therapy can help by setting realistic goals, developing a solid set of foundational skills, and understanding how to cope with problems and setbacks. The work in therapy at this stage in life pays dividends and will set them clients up for success in later life.