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311 Ramsey St.
St. Paul, MN 55104

“I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in St. Paul and clinical faculty in the school of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.  I have worked with youth and families for over 29 years.  I believe in the power of individuals and families to heal and change with support.” 

Jane is well-versed with working with early trauma (even from infancy) and has extensive background working with adoptive families and teens.  She is able to assist families/individuals understand and develop strategies to bring down problematic behaviors. Jane helps families approach presenting concerns in new ways from an adoption/attachment lens. 

Jane’s practice is client driven based on their individual needs and personal experiences.  Her work has led her to develop expertise in depression and anxiety, PTSD, emotion regulation, bi-polar disorders, challenging personality traits that interfere with functioning, attachment and trauma, developmental repair, family systems (structural and strategic), parent coaching and support, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

In addition to above mentioned areas of expertise, the foundation of Jane’s practice is strength based and based on Relational psychotherapy, a powerful and effective model for working with individuals who struggle with emotional, psychological, and/or relational distress. She believes that emotional well-being depends on having a satisfying mutual relationship with others, in particular family when possible. 

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based; Telehealth 

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse 

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)    


updated Fall 2021

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