I am an action-oriented Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anxiety, stress, trauma, and difficulty with life transitions.
Clinical Psychologist in St. Louis Park, MN
I specialize in several types of evidence-based therapies for treating anxiety, stress, and perfectionism. These approaches will help you to understand your triggers and how to change your reactions to them. I help people to gain new perspectives, challenge unhelpful beliefs, learn relaxation and mindfulness strategies, and ultimately enjoy their lives more. I provide CBT, ACT, mindfulness-based approaches, exposure, and DBT-informed therapy.
Therapy can give tools and strategies to help increase confidence in yourself, re-establish feelings of safety, self-esteem, identify triggers and develop healthy coping skills. By engaging in therapy, individuals will develop and practice the skills they learn to decrease stress and trauma symptoms.
Are you struggling to break free from anxiety, self-doubt or critical thoughts about yourself? We often are our worst and these thoughts can really impact how we feel about yourselves and how we show up in relationships. When the stories we tell ourselves are negative and limiting, they can stop you from participating in and enjoying life fully. I can help give you the skills to help you break free from these limiting narratives and finding greater confidence in yourself.
Employee burnout and mental health concerns are on the rise. It's not uncommon to be struggling to keep more motivation, focus, and productivity at work. I work to help people overcome some of the difficulties that are contributing to them feeling stuck. Therapy will help you learn new skills for coping with stress so you can focus on being present in your life and be able to cope with stressors around you.
If trauma is controlling your life, I will help you take back control. I specialize in helping individuals dealing with traumatic events such as sexual or physical assault, childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, domestic violence, car accidents, combat trauma and community violence. I also specialize in helping first responders cope with chronic exposure to traumatic events. I use frontline treatments for traumatic stress, including CPT, PE, and Written Exposure Therapy.
Do you find yourself bothered by unwanted memories of trauma, nightmares and dreams that are distressing, and negative thoughts about yourself and others? Trauma can have a big impact on our lives and start to make our worlds feel really small. I help people take back their lives from trauma, no longer letting trauma be the thing that decides what we can and cannot do. I provide the most research-based approaches and frontline treatments for trauma, including CPT and PE, as well as WET.
I provide frontline treatments for trauma, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Written Exposure Therapy. Often trauma can impact how we think about ourselves, others, and the world, as well as how view the trauma itself and whether we are to blame or "should" have done something differently. Further, trauma can lead us to avoid thoughts, feelings, and places that no longer feel safe. Trauma-focused therapies will help you take back your life.
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we will work together to identify the internal dialogue and thoughts that you are having that are keeping you stuck. We will work to explore ways that these thoughts impact emotions and behaviors and examine whether or not the ways that we cope with emotions and thoughts is helpful in moving towards our values. Further, you'll learn skills for challenging negative thoughts and creating new pathways of thinking to develop more balanced and adaptive beliefs.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to stay in the present? Feel consumed by thoughts and emotions that take you out the moment? Mindfulness-based approaches, including mindfulness-based CBT and ACT can help you feel more engaged and present in your life. Mindfulness is like building a muscle, it takes time, energy, and practice and the more we do it the more effective we get. Using ACT, we incorporate mindfulness and help you to relate differently to your thoughts and emotions.