Thank you for visiting. Deciding to begin counseling is a courageous first step, and finding the right therapist is well worth your valuable time. I hope the information provided here gives you insight into my counseling services.
Summary of Services
- Individual Counseling
- Marital / Relationship Counseling
- Counseling Ages 18 and older
- Professional Consultation
- Depression & Anxiety
- Grief Counseling
- Managing Life Stress
- Parenting Issues
- Spiritual / Religious Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Issues
- Family of Origin Issues
- Recovery Issues
About my Practice
I am a licensed psychologist with over thirty years of counseling experience working in college counseling centers, family sexual abuse treatment centers, sexual assault centers, community mental health centers, youth mental health centers and private practice. I currently have a full-time private practice in St. Louis Park, Minnesota working with adults.
The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
My approach is collaborative; I work with the client to help them gain self-understanding in order for them to make positive changes in their life. My style of psychotherapy is active, engaging, and warm. I value a working alliance with a client to discover their feelings, thoughts, motivations, needs, and behaviors. I listen, ask questions, and give feedback in a respectful and honest manner.
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
B.A., Psychology, University of Utah
I provide counseling services for adults. I successfully treat many different counseling issues such as: abuse recovery, chemical dependency, co-dependency, anxiety, body image, death and dying, life coaching, divorce / separation / uncoupling, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, pet loss, money issues, depression, parenting, personality disorders, physical health issues, chronic illness, pregnancy and birth issues, religious/spiritual concerns, roommate concerns, self-esteem, sexuality, sleep disturbances, stress, transitions, and career issues. I am trained in EMDR. I also provide consultation to other professionals.
Individual / Marital / Couples Couseling
The first one to three sessions are used for getting background information, learning about your concerns, and developing a plan for you to achieve your goals. Sessions are usually once per week or every other week. Counseling sessions can be as frequent as more than once a week.
I provide professional consultation to individuals and organizations. Workshops, presentations, and seminars are available on a variety of topics.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Individual Session - $225
Family / Couples Session - $240
Intake Session - $300
More information regarding fees and finances can be found on the Financial Services Form.
I am an in-network provider for BlueCross BlueShield, PreferredOne, and Medicare. If you are in-network, you will pay the copay (if any) at the session and I will bill the insurance company for you.
For all other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider. Payment will be expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made. I will bill your insurance for you and any reimbursements will be made to you.
Clients will be charged the full amount for a missed session unless 24 hours notice has been given. There are no exceptions.
The best way to reach me is to call my office number during my office hours. I try to return phone calls during business hours and within 24 hours.
For general inquiries, please use this form.