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3011 36th Ave. S. Ste. #7
Minneapolis, MN 55406

I have been working with families and children for over 10 years, first in the education field and now in the mental health field.  As an educator, I have worked in the Early Childhood Family Education program providing parents with information about child development and helping them connect to resources when they were stressed.

As a therapist, I focus on helping children and parents connect with each other as directly and completely as possible because I know that children who are well-connected to their parents have less internal worry and difficulty.  I have worked in hospice, in therapeutic preschool, in a community mental health clinic and am now in private practice.

I have had significant training in Theraplay®, a short-term, attachment-based, play-focused intervention that creates opportunities for parents and children to connect in healthy, new ways.  Theraplay uses fun, engaging activities to help children receive the structured and nurturing care from their parents they need to be able to try new experiences.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences

Treatment Modalities:
Play Therapy: Filial; TheraPlay; non-directive play therapy
With adults, I use a psychodynamic approach and incorporate mindfulness as appropriate
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
Circle of Security


updated Spring 2021

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