This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you all the ways I’m qualified as a therapist: my degrees and licensure, my years in practice, all of the things that “prove” my competency. This is the part where you try to determine if I’m any good at what I do (Short answer: I am). Well, that’s all here – at the bottom of this page. And it is important. But what I want to spend more time on is this: I do this work because I understand. I have been in the trenches in my own marriage. I have teetered and looked over the edge of my marriage and considered ending it. I have experienced the despair of feeling so alone and disconnected from my husband — so distrusting and betrayed — that I never thought we could ever have a decent marriage, let alone a great one. But now, 8+ years later, we continue to have a life together that I never imagined was possible. Don’t get me wrong – we are far from having the “perfect” marriage (spoiler alert: it doesn’t exist!). But we have each other and this imperfect marriage is OURS. We’ve been married 15+ years now and have two children, ages 5 and 7. I know my relationship is not your relationship. We all have different struggles, and your relationship might end up going down a different path than mine did. I have helped many couples work through their particular issues who have come away from counseling with higher relationship satisfaction, a deeper connection, tools to help with communication and conflict, and most importantly, trust for each other. I have helped other couples who have determined separation or divorce are the best option for them.
I love helping couples find and reestablish their connection, communicate and fight better, and rebuild trust that was lost or shattered along the way.
Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
PS: I don’t only see couples, but relational work is my focus. Our relationships affect so many parts of our being and can contribute to other issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, spirituality, and so much more. If you have goals related to relationships in your life, — romantic or otherwise — we should talk.
The Other Stuff…
I am a licensed associate marriage and family therapist (LAMFT). I hold a Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and hold a Bachelor of Science in English-Writing from University of Northwestern-Saint Paul. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, and the Minnesota Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.
I am working toward full licensure with the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy under the supervision of Dr. Kathrine Daniels, PhD., LMFT, board-certified supervisor.
- BS in English with a Writing emphasis; University of Northwestern- St. Paul
- MA in Marriage and Family Therapy; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
- Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
- Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
- Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
- Pre-clinical Committee Member
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)