About My Clients
I specialize in working with millennial women, queer folks, therapists, and/or highly sensitive persons who are wanting to feel more confident, secure, and in control of their lives. More specifically, I help people who are wanting to explore topics related to identity, relationships, attachment, and integrative health. I appreciate clients with a sense of humor who are also willing to go deep and "do the work."
My Background and Approach
I am an LPCC with a Masters degree from the U of M- Twin Cities and I’ve been practicing for 10 years. I am a integrative, trauma-informed, relational therapist who draws from attachment theory. What the heck does this mean? I'll break it down: Integrative- I treat the whole person- mind, body, spirit. I believe strongly that our physical health and mental health are interconnected and that we cannot treat the mind without being aware of / tuning into our body. Trauma informed- I have specialized trauma training and I recognize the way in which trauma impacts our world-view. Relational- I value our therapeutic relationship and recognize the influence that relationships have on our mental health (and vice versa). Attachment theory- I believe that our earliest attachment bonds (typically our parents) shape the way in which we relate to others and show up in the world today.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My clients and people closest to me would likely describe me as friendly, kind, approachable, energetic and empathetic. I keep an active lifestyle and I feel my best when I am nurturing my mind, body and relationships. I feel healthiest when I am moving my body regularly, eating nourishing foods, spending time in nature, and attending to my most meaningful relationships. I love to run, hike, travel, explore the Minneapolis food scene, and spend time with friends and family. I have a husband, two young boys and a mini-goldendoodle named Ezra. Although I am in a hetersexual marriage, I identify as pansexual and love working with the queer community.