This is a statement that reflects how I work. Whether my work is clinical practice with individuals or couples, supervision, consultation with organizations, or training, every aspect of my work has a theoretical grounding as well as a human and artistic element in terms of how this theoretical framework and knowledge is applied. Every client is unique and services are customized to fit the needs and strengths of each client.
If you would like to make an appointment, or have a brief phone consultation, to talk about how we might work together, please call me at 612-875-1121 and leave a message.
Office located directly across from Lund's Supermarketin Uptown,
I provide individual and couples therapy to adults. My clinical practice is grounded in attachment theory, developmental/complex trauma, cognitive behavioral theory, psychodynamic theory and cultural competency. In my practice I also integrate emerging neuroscience research about the brain and how childhood and family experiences, including trauma, affects the brain and becomes the blueprint for subsequent relationships throughout our lives.
When someone makes the decision to enter therapy, this is usually for any one of a number of different reasons: maybe some part of their life is not going as well as they would like (e.g. job, a relationship with a partner/spouse or child, etc.); sometimes a significant event or life transition has happened (e.g. aging parents, job loss/change, grief and loss, etc.). Whatever the reason or trigger event, it can be helpful to navigate these changes or challenges with a therapist.
Here is my basic philosophy of therapy: self-reflection + gaining insight + applying one or more specific models/approaches of making change + courage + relationship with a therapist = the possibility to make change in your life
PhD, University of Minnesota MSW, The Ohio State University. Over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of mental health settings. President of Minnesota NASW.
Along with colleague, Teresa Saracino, MSW, LICSW we provide individual and group supervision to LGSW social workers with a primary focus on clinical practice. This practice is grounded in various theoretical frameworks and also integrates emerging neuroscience research about the impact of trauma and attachment on the brain and its application in social work practice and supervision.
Consultation and training services to organizations and groups on a number of topics including: trauma informed practice, supporting staff dealing with secondary trauma, ethical practice, integrating emerging neuroscience into clinical/supervision practice, critical thinking/practice.
Individual or couple sessions: 45 minute session: $125 and 55-60 minute session: $150. Sliding fee considered. For clients who do not have insurance or who choose to pay out of pocket, a 20% discount is provided. There are pros and cons to using health insurance benefits to pay for therapy and I am happy to discuss this with potential clients. Green discount: A $5 discount is given to anyone who walks, bikes, carpools or uses public transportation to come to sessions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Medica, Preferred One, UCARE, PMAP, Sandcreek, EAPrefer, Total Employee Assistance Management (T.E.A.M.). If your plan is not listed, it is often possible to use out-of-network benefits. Even if your plan is listed, please contact your insurance company to make sure that I am a covered provider under your specific plan.
I have a strong commitment to providing quality supervision at a cost that is affordable, so rates for individual supervision are negotiable. Group supervision is $20/hour or $40 for a 2 hour group.