I'm a relationally oriented therapist and have the honor to work with people from diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of struggles.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
Anxiety, like so many concerns that bring people to therapy, encompasses a wide array of symptoms and manifestations. Many who struggle with anxiety display obvious indicators such as a shaky voice, nervous energy and rapid speech. But, many symptoms of anxiety are well hidden and wouldn't be easily seen through simple observation. I do what I can to help people better understand their anxiety and what may underlay it. I also guide individuals in minimizing its effects.
I have quite a bit of experience both living and working with people on the spectrum. One thing that drives my interest is the amount of misunderstanding about Asperger's - particularly among therapists! This lack of information, and misinformation, is something I'm passionate about changing.
As a Women's Studies major at the University of Minnesota in the early 90's, my knowledge of and interest in oppression of all sorts grew enormously. It was truly one of the most valuable aspects of my education. That interest has only increased since the 2016 election. From that time on, our political and social climate has felt surreal. Unfortunately, it seems the progress we've made since the 1960's has been crumbling before our eyes. Ultimately I'm an optimist though, and I still have hope.