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Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapist
3550 Lexington Ave N. Suite 303
Shoreview, MN 55126

Sometimes children have a difficult time at school and at home for a variety of reasons. You’re not alone in this. It can be really hard to parent and we all need some support. Whether it’s grief/loss, anxiety, divorce, co-parenting, addiction, depression/anxiety, trauma, FASD, child/parent relationship, adoption, or you aren’t sure yet exactly what is going on, let’s get started working towards a healthier, happier child and family.

I have worked with children, adults, and families since 2007. My experience in non-profit, private, and government settings has given me valuable perspectives that I bring to treatment, and has shown me the importance of parental involvement in therapy.

In addition to being a therapist, I am a yoga teacher, a distance runner, and a parent. My post-master’s work has included the child welfare areas of foster care, adoption, child protection, and children’s mental health. My approach to treatment includes an emphasis on attachment in caregiver relationships, sensory experiences, mindfulness, and play therapy for children.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
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
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy: Child Centered


updated Summer 2021

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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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