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.
More Info About My Practice
I am an in-network provider for BCBS, Cigna*, Health Partners*, Hennepin Health, Preferred One, and Ucare insurance. I see clients in Uptown on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-10 pm and Thursdays from 6-10 pm. I see clients in Minnetonka on Tuesdays from 12-8 pm and Thursdays from 12-5 pm. I also offer a sliding scale for those who prefer not to use insurance. If you choose to pay out of pocket, I am able to work with you without creating a permanent electronic mental health record. Also, based on my rates, it may be more cost effective to pay out of pocket if your insurance carries a large deductible. I am happy to talk with you about the best payment option for your specific situation.
*I am only in network for Cigna & Health Partners and at the Uptown location.
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.