My Approach to Helping
Our problems can change when we view them through a new therapeutic lens. Is there something preventing you from living your life goals or finding happiness? Working with me, clients are empowered to make meaningful change in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we can explore what is holding you back.
I am experienced in helping clients with relationship struggles, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, and parenting challenges. My modalities for therapy include family systems, EMDR, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Are you overcome with anxiety in work or life situations? Are you struggling with cooperation from your children? Do you find it hard to emotionally regulate while trying to communicate with your partner or as a parent? There are many ways we can problem solve together to help increase positive interactions with the most important areas in your life.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to my work at Foundations Counseling, I work at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health on parenting interventions with military families and couples using evidence-based practices and techniques. As an Army brat myself, I am passionate about the needs of military families and understand the stresses of deployments and reintegrations.
Being a therapist is a second career for me. I have worked in journalism and health care, helping me understand work-life balance issues. I am comfortable helping my clients explore religious and spiritual influences. I am open and affirming of the full range of gender and spiritual identities.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about being a psychotherapist is joining along side others and encouraging them to see challenges in different ways. Every human struggles. All of us will find ways to cope with our stresses, and one of the aspects I most enjoy is coaching others in healthy ways to manage their anxiety. Being in relationship with other people can be hard! Especially if our own families of origin had a difficult time managing conflict. At the core, I most enjoy seeing others begin to use new ways of coping and feeling better.