Hello, Let me tell you a little about me. I am a Licensed Psychologist. I received my Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. I wrote my thesis in the area of trauma and continued with a focus in this area, working with families where abuse occurred and then developing a program for adolescents who had experienced sexual abuse. I wrote a book, Treating Abused Adolescents, and presented locally and nationally about this area. I continue to help people who have experienced trauma from many different situations.
I then worked at Park Nicollet Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic, where I saw adolescents and adults with a wide range of difficulties in individual, couple, family and group therapy. I led groups for people with depression, past sexual abuse and a DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) group. DBT is a well-established program that includes a group of learning and skill development components.
After Park Nicollet Clinic, I worked at Fairview Counseling Center, also a general practice setting, half time for five years while starting my private practice.
I decided to start a private practice so that I could provide therapy in a more relaxed, client centered setting. When I developed Pathways to Change, LLC, I made sure to continue this focus. I see a wide range of clients and very much enjoy being a psychologist, the profession that fits me so well.
Professionally, I love being a life-long learner, attending workshops, reading books and being in consultation groups. I am certified in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Reprocessing.)
Personally, I am married with 2 adult children. I love being outside on walks, hikes, and on and around water. I enjoy discovering new places near and far.