Hello! A little about me and my background.  I am a  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with expertise in perinatal mood disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, relational issues and eating disorders.  I take an interpersonal approach and utilize multiple strategies to support clients wherever they are in their journey.  I am committed to forming nonjudgmental and trusting relationships so that clients are better able to understand themselves.  By deepening our understanding of ourselves we are more able to make more meaningful life decisions, develop self-awareness and emotional balance to live life to the fullest.

I have a broad range of experience and expertise in providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents with a range of issues including: perinatal mood disorders, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship difficulties.  I also have a special interest and experience in treating healthcare professionals.  I approach clients with warmth and humor.  I have a gentle, yet direct approach as we explore your thoughts, feelings and underlying beliefs and move towards the life you want.  I am available by phone or email for a free consultation.  I am open and honest and am happy to provide you with a referral if it feels as if I am not a match for your needs! 

Professional Training:

I have training in many modes of psychotherapy-  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy(IPT), Post-Inductuon Therapy(formally knows as co-dependence) and Mindfulness.  All modalities are helpful in dealing with the symptoms of depression, anxiety and relational difficulties.  I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR), which is used to treat a variety of trauma.  

I am in-network with HealthPartners, Cigna, BCBS, AETNA and Preferred One.  If you have a different kind of insurance you may be eligible for out-of-network benefits.  In these cases, you will need to pay out -of- pocket for services and we will take care of submiting claims for reimbursement from insurance carriers.  Please contact me directly if you have questions about insurance coverage.

Sliding scale available.