helping people for
more than 20 years...
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and have worked with people and their relationships for more than 20 years.
My undergraduate college degree is in psychology, but I began my career at a marketing research company, where I served as vice president of human resources. In this role, I managed and dealt with the company's workforce and helped employees work through everyday workplace issues and conflicts.
I took this business experience to the Minnesota court system and through a non-profit human services organization, worked with victims of domestic violence; writing protection orders and helping clients to maneuver through the intricacies of state legal processes and procedures.
Wanting to work more therapeutically with people, I returned to school to earn my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. With my degree work complete, I began providing in-home family therapy. And, I gained experience in conflict resolution as a parenting consultant and expediter for several years at a mediation practice.
In 2006, I joined a private practice clinic, and counseled clients there for nearly ten years.
Today, I have my own practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, and work with individuals and couples who need help with their relationships.
My clients come from all walks of life, and I work extremely hard to see the world through their eyes. Most of them say that I'm understanding and caring, and that I'm very easy to talk to. My commitment to my clients is to give them the tools they need to build strong relationships and to create positive, lasting change.
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