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Starfish Services, LLC
600 W. 78th St. Ste 220
Chanhassen, MN 55317

If you’re here, you must be looking for some help navigating a curveball life has thrown your way. I am a down-to-earth, approachable therapist who is willing to help. I’ve had my share of curveballs in life too, and I know the value of having someone come alongside you, hear you out, and believe in you until you’re able to believe in yourself again.

My passion is working with teenagers. I have a special place in my heart for hard-to-reach, treatment resistant teens, because they’re usually the ones who need to be reached the most. It’s my goal to shatter any preconceived notions teens have about what therapy is like.

I have over 20 years’ experience working as a social worker in the public school setting as well as in community mental health. My approach is solution-focused, client-centered and driven by a genuine interest in helping young people create the lives they want.More important than my professional experience though, is this: I don’t give up easily. I will hang in there with you and your teen until we find a solution or make one. You have my word on that.

Additional Information

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)



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    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following fact sheets:

    Choosing a Therapist
    Adoption-Competent Therapist Traits
    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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