Prior to starting my own practice, I was a clinical fellow at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI), where I worked in a low-fee therapy clinic. I’m currently in my second year of training in the psychodynamic psychotherapy program at MPSI. Previously, I interned in a community mental health center, where I worked with adults living with severe, persistent mental illness, and spent two years working in the addictions and recovery field. Before transitioning to a career in mental health, I taught languages, literature, and film for fifteen years. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MA, MSW, and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota.