Welcome and congratulations for taking this first step! I am excited to meet you, to hear your story, and I hope that I can help.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
Narrative Therapy seeks to listen and respect every person in the room as an equal. You are the expert in your life and the hero in your own story. I am trained in and offer trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based model specifically designed for children and adolescents impacted by trauma. For adults, I do a modified version of TF-CBT that heavily focuses on narrative therapy and making meaning out of past experiences.
I am trained in and primarily use emotionally focused therapy (EFT) with couples. EFT therapy focuses on identifying the damaging patterns that couples get into, digging beneath the destructive behaviors and figuring out what our partners are really saying. EFT encourages honestly and vulnerability; it is through sharing with each other that you will come to know what each other’s raw spots are and find a way to speak to each other that pulls you closer rather than pushing you apart.
CBT theorizes that we behave based on the ways we think and feel. We can slow down and take a hard look at our thinking patterns in order to recognize in what ways our thoughts may cause us harm and thus create painful feelings and/or distressing actions. In this life we spend more time talking/thinking to ourselves than we spend time talking with anyone else and often we spend that time being far more cruel and judgmental with ourselves than we would ever be with other people. Let's explore!
Including sex and intimacy issues* Non-monogamous, poly, kink relationships welcome* You deserve to have a happy and healthy relationship. Couples therapy can help. Are you feeling at the end of your rope in your relationship? Is there a gap in understanding and in communication? Are you recovering from a betrayal? Or are you hoping to make little adjustments in order to safeguard your relationship against future issues? I use EFT to help you recognize and break through the negative cycles.
Sometimes we direct our anger outward and sometimes we direct it towards ourselves. Anger can look aggressive but it can also look like sadness. I approach anger manager using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The goal is to slow the process down and start to identify the thoughts and emotions that trigger the anger. Along with this examination of thoughts and feelings, we will discuss and attempt to implement coping skills and behavioral alternatives to acting out or acting in behaviors.
Including trauma work* Including teens* You are brave, not broken. If you need someone to talk to. If you are feeling lost, hopeless, or just a little blue. If you feel stuck. If you are afraid of repeating that which you do not repair. If you are in a transition in your life and need a little extra support. I am here to listen and together we will talk about the growing pains of becoming your authentic self and gain insight into how to navigate a sometimes difficult and overwhelming world.