I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a sincere passion for helping people who are struggling with the pressures and complexities of life. My work is guided by the philosophy that within every individual lies the capability to overcome whatever obstacles they may be facing. My job is to help you identify those strengths and capabilities in order to overcome your personal hurdles. I believe in exploring the past in order to help you understand how your early experiences in life helped shape who you are today. Once we have an understanding of how you arrived at this point in your life, we can begin working on changing your direction. I work to foster an environment of comfort and collaboration for my clients and one in which they feel confident in sharing their most personal thoughts and feelings. Finally, I will work with you to set realistic and tangible goals that we will regularly review together in order to track your ongoing progress.
I liken my work to that of a compass, an instrument that guides you, shows the way or may provide a new direction when one is lost. But a compass can only point out a different direction—ultimately you are the one who has to walk down that path.
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Member, Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Certified Facilitator, Prepare/Enrich Relationship Inventory and Couple Assessment Tool