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I have been providing home- and community-based counseling and consulting services in the greater metropolitan area exclusively for the past 20 years of my 37 year career; my background includes a variety of training and experience including individual, couples, and family therapy, chemical dependency, group therapy, clinical hypnosis, organizational development/leadership and management assessment and coaching.
I assist clients by first focusing on identifying their strengths and resources and then utilizing them to address obstacles in the way of the client’s goals for treatment. I also find exploration of how external factors have influenced a person’s life important in reducing shame, guilt, and blame; these include family history and community, cultural, economic, and political influences. Specific treatment interventions include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the more advanced form of CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Clinical hypnosis has long been one of my favorite tools to help address a variety of issues, especially chronic pain and anxiety. I am an “Integrally Informed” psychologist having studied philosopher Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory for over 25 years.
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (2000) &
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (1995)
from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota
Training & Experience
Working in the mental health field since 1984.
Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and in private practice.
Member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Faculty Trainer at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Annual Professional Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis