I am a master's level psychology intern with a passion for helping clients identify their needs and create strategies for meeting them.
Student Therapist in White Bear Lake, MN
Supervised by Jessica Van Berkum, LMFT
I'm experienced in understanding attachment, which influences us from early years to adulthood, molding views on love, relationships, and interactions. My passion lies in aiding individuals/couples to develop secure attachment, even amid past relationship anxieties or avoidance tendencies.
My expertise lies in addressing relationship challenges. All relationships encounter barriers; couples must aim to meet each other's relationship needs and enhance mutual understanding. I'm enthusiastic about cultivating skills for couples to reconnect during tough times. Relationships entail hurdles, and selecting a partner means jointly overcoming them. I'm here to facilitate this journey of shared growth and support.
I specialize in addressing anxiety's diverse effects: avoidance, fear, concentration issues, depressive symptoms, distraction, and emotional weight. I'm dedicated to uncovering anxiety sources and guiding clients toward tranquility. Often rooted in negative self-talk or heightened risk perception, anxiety can be distressing. My goal is arming clients with tools to manage such thoughts effectively.
My expertise in CBT involves tackling negative thoughts, a common underlying cause of various symptoms and mental health issues. I adeptly question clients about their automatic thought patterns, guiding them to challenge these and adopt new perspectives, reducing distress effectively.
My relational therapy expertise centers on relationships' profound impact on well-being. I guide clients in exploring interactions and their effects on daily life. Recognizing relationships' role in shaping joy or negativity, I emphasize boundary setting and identifying fulfilling connections, as relationships are vital aspects of our lives.