I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (in Minnesota and Iowa) and a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. I help couples and individuals to address concerns such as: communication issues, ongoing conflict or fighting that never seems to end or get resolved, recovering from an affair and other trust violations, blended family/stepcouple concerns, navigating serious illness such as cancer, trauma, and more.
My first priority is establishing a good relationship with you, as one of the best predictors of therapy success is the relationship you have with your therapist. My approach is warm, curious, nonjudgmental, gentle yet direct. I don't ask "what's wrong with you;" rather, I am curious about what has happened to you in your life experiences. What we learn about relationships and ourselves early in life can establish patterns of how we are in relationships in adulthood. The good news is that you do not have to be a prisoner of your past - you CAN change. I will help.