Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
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1120 East 80th Street Suite 109
Elder Jones building
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425

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My Approach to Helping

I am described as kind, gentle and emotionally generous by clients. I offer natural, flexible counseling methods and non-judgemental support.People tell me that they feel like they are coming in to talk with a great listener friend, who is caring , helpful and resourceful .

I have been honored by participating in many people's experience of healing and am inspired about the future I see people creating for themselves. I have confidence from repeated experience that meaningful changes happen during counseling.
The amazing secret is that when you chose to accept yourself as you are and treat yourself respectfully, that is when change is most likely to happen.

Although I am experienced with holistic and natural alternatives to medication, I also work with traditional methods.
Our relationships and frame of mind have a strong effect on our health and body.I routinely hear that longstanding physical problems are healed during counseling.

Life is hard. We are all strong in our own way and have had times in our lives when life was easier and coping with difficulties came more smoothly. We will seek to clarify what is important, and what fits best for you.
Finding blame isn't helpful so we look for solutions instead.

Counseling includes support, guidance, exploring options, and creating a way to incorporate previous strengths with new realities.

I have three children and have had my own life crises so I work from a warm understanding of difficulties in life.

Your needs and wants will be a major part of this process.

More Info About My Practice

Saturday and evening appointments available.

I can provide a free 15 Minute phone consultation for you to see if this is a fit. Counseling over the phone long distance.

I research various needs and assist with resources for healing that is in conjunction with a network of integrative physicians, bodyworkers, and other healthcare specialists.

I use books, CDs and DVD's that assist with the process.

Affordable rates for those without insurance or with high deductibles co-pay.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

It is helpful to know
1) which insurance you carry and what the deductible and co pay are for your services
2) what your schedule will allow to set appointments
3) a short conversation so I understand what symptoms you are experiencing, and see if I am the best fit for these concerns

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    There is a pond in a park down the road that can be walked to during sessions. My office is plant filled and cheery.

    I often work with people who appreciate a warm, gentle, natural holistic alternative to traditional therapy and medication.

    Couples and families are given a place to feel accepted, without judgement of their style in my office. Their goals and desires are respected as we work to find a way where they have success in their relationships.
    I have much experience with blended families and tricky family interactions.

    People who are new to counseling find a safe respectful place and feel comfortable with me. Confidentiality is of the top importance to me and I use every method to protect your privacy.
    I also see adult children with concerns who were raised with parents who were mentally ill, alcoholic, or had other addictions or compulsions.
    I also see people who are new or uncomfortable with counseling, or people from differing cultures. I have traveled and lived in other countries cultures and understand the struggles to speak another language,and make a new life. I know how it feels to not fit in, and be treated as different.
    I work with Military families and members.

    I see people with religious spiritual beliefs who want a place where they can be accepted respected and incorporate their beliefs into the counseling. At times people have been raised in families where religion or beliefs were used to bully or abuse them. They find a safe haven here where we work to recognize, discuss and find freedom from laws and rules that are not the essence of a loving creator.

    I partner with medical holistic consultants for help with depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD, trauma, mood disorders and other medical concerns.

    I work with EMDR (a fast- track therapy for trauma work) for those dealing with trauma, shame and grief.
    I use EFT for quick relief, and teach it for people's use at home. I like to offer tools that folks can learn and use when they are in situations where they need support and to get clear of overwhelming feelings.

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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