My Approach to Helping
The most important part of finding the right therapist, is finding someone you feel comfortable talking to. I offer a free phone consultation so you can get to know me and find out if we are a good fit. Deciding to talk with someone about your personal life is a big decision, and can feel a little scary, but making the first phone call is truly the hardest part. We all go through rough patches, I'm here to listen and support as you work towards a happier and healthier life. I'm a social justice oriented therapist and support BLM and LGBTQ+. My gender pronouns are sheher(s).
More Info About My Practice
I am an in-network provider for Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Health Partners, Hennepin Health, Medica, Preferred One, United Healthcare, UBH, and Ucare insurance. I see clients M-Th from noon to 8 pm. All sessions are currently held virtually. Sliding scale may be available if you meet the federal poverty guidelines and plan to pay out of pocket instead of using insurance.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My primary specialties are grief and loss, women's reproductive health (including puberty, PMS, PMDD, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, perimenopause, and menopause), and relationship issues. I also work with clients experiencing a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem concerns, weight loss, and smoking cessation.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
While education is a necessary and important part of becoming a therapist, therapy goes beyond book smarts. My own life experiences have played a big role in shaping who I am as a therapist. My dad died when I was 18 and I had a pretty terrible experience seeing a therapist. At that point in my life, I already wanted to work in a helping profession, but that negative experience was a turning point in my decision to become a therapist. I wanted to help people have a better experience than the one I had. I think it makes a difference seeing someone who has "walked in your shoes" so to speak. So, hopefully, you'll give therapy another chance.