My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative: I work together with youth and young adult clients to realize their strengths and talents and work through barriers to change. I value lived experiences of clients and their parents, while using my professional training to create safe spaces that empower clients to work through past traumas, gain acceptance for themselves, and move forward in a direction they are proud of.
Youth, adolescents, young adults, trauma, family systems, art therapy, addiction, mindfulness, psychoanalysis, TFCBT, positive youth development, building self-esteem, adoption, prenatal, postpartum, parenting, LGBTQ youth, historical trauma, systematic oppression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, disrupted attachments, co-occurring disorders, self-harming, suicidal ideation.
TAP Therapist -East View Academy
I have been working with young people for over 17 years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in several youth development programs as a youth worker and case manager. My clinical experience includes psychotherapy in many settings including residential treatment, outpatient therapy, school based therapy, and in home therapy.
I obtained both my Bachelor of Social Work (2012) and her Master of Social Work (2015) from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. I also completed a year-long intensive training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Translational Research and Ambit Trauma Network at the University of Minnesota (2019).