My approach is relational, accepting, and collaborative. I bring compassion and straightforward communication in to every conversation.
Clinical Social Worker in St Louis Park, MN
I completed my training in EMDR in 2018 and have used EMDR to treat PTSD, ED, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem challenges. I blend a somatic approach with EMDR when treating early childhood trauma and have supported clients as they work through both single event experiences as well as chronic or repeated traumatic experiences. Please reach out with questions if you are unsure if EMDR would be a good fit for you! My current wait list for individual sessions is about 1-2 months.
I was training in EFT in 2019 and completed the second level of training in 2020. I've worked with couples as they navigate communication blocks, verbal or physical aggression, infidelity and affairs, pornography addiction, and sexual disconnection. My current wait list for couples is about 6 months for new appointments.
I've worked with adolescents in individual and family therapy since 2015. My current work with adolescent issues is focused on parenting support. I work with parents to develop communication tools to set limits, hold teens accountable, and to also provide support because teens are tough! I have experience and training specific to working with parents of teens who experience disordered eating and self-harm/suicidal behaviors.
PTSD can take many forms and many people live with these symptoms without realizing it - low/depressed mood or feelings of numbness, negative beliefs about yourself or the world, distressing intrusive thoughts or memories. When someone has experiences a singe-event that's lead to these symptoms or experienced a long history of chronic trauma, I have used EMDR to support clients in releasing the weight and changing the negative beliefs stemming from those experiences.