Finding the optimal therapeutic fit is a bit like going on a blind date; you hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Golden Valley, MN
I am uniquely skilled at helping families and couples learn how to market their messages to each other. I am not the therapist who is passive and allows fighting to escalate--I point out the absurdity of the issue, remind everyone of what our common goals are, and manage the "bumper lanes" of the conversation to ensure no one ends up in the gutter.
Adolescents and emerging adults often enjoy their work with me because of three reasons: 1. I demystify the dysfunction in their life 2. I don't lie or perpetuate myths such as "Adults have it all figured out" 3. I can serve as a translator between different cultures or generations and foster empathy, compassion, and understanding for all sides of an issue
I have worked with a wide range of issues within the LGBTQ+ community. I am sex positive, which means I also believe and support Asexual individuals, Sex Workers, and other marginalized people who identify as queer. I am especially helpful in getting family's united around different beliefs as it relates to gender identity, gender performance, sexuality, and sexual preferences.