I am a clinical social worker specializing in individual and family therapy. I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I am in private practice in Golden Valley, MN.
With over thirty-five years’ experience as an individual and family therapist for adults and children, and as a graduate of Columbia University in New York, I specialize in strengths-based, solution-focused therapy and I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, trauma, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and working with the LGBTQ population.
In addition to being a prominent individual therapist, I have presented at many of the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of trauma and the use of EMDR.
My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York
Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Relationships from the University of MN
License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed clinical social worker in the state of MN
Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant
Professional Activities and Memberships: NASW, Association for Play Therapy, EMDRIA
Note: this provider sees clients ages 4 and up, although a category stating 3-6 is selected.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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