Londonderry Office Park
5780 Lincoln Drive #250
Edina, MN 55436
7835 Main Street N. #220
Maple Grove, MN 55369
RN, MS, LAMFT
I am a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Nurse. I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. I have experience as a registered nurse working in psychiatry: both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I have experience as a case manager and in private practice working with individuals, families and couples. Additionally, I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated therapeutic approach to working with couples and families. The EFT approach helps reinforce attachment bonds and facilitate the creation of secure connections between intimate partners leading to increased intimacy and fulfillment in their relationship.
My passion is working with couples and individuals on healing their relationships and helping them to reconnect in meaningful ways. I have worked with couples and individuals addressing relationship difficulties such as infidelity/affairs, conflict and communication issues, life transitions, pre-marital counseling, relationship loss, contemplation of divorce (discernment), emotional disengagement, and sex/intimacy issues. I also have experience working with adults, adolescents and families facing issues including depression, anxiety, body image struggles, self-esteem, divorce/blended family and grief. An additional clinical focus is helping couples who are struggling with the emotional challenges of infertility. Infertility is one of the most stressful experiences a couple goes through. Counseling can help couples open up communication, manage stresses, work through grief/loss, and support healthy sex/intimacy.
As an emotionally focused couples therapist, a specialized area of my practice includes working with couples who, through challenges such as breaches of trust, betrayals or other emotional injuries have struggled to find emotional closeness and intimacy. These couples often report difficulty in healing past emotional hurts and understanding how to navigate complex conflict cycles. I work to help couples heal emotional injuries in addition to understanding and working through the conflict cycles to find deep, meaningful connections with their partner or spouse. Additionally combining my education and experience in the medical field as well as in psychotherapy, I use concepts from neuroscience help my clients gain understanding and insight into the brain/body connection as it related to emotional reactions and behaviors.
I strive to provide a welcome and safe environment for couples, individuals and families to unload their heavy, emotional burdens and leave feeling lighter and more connected to themselves and those most important to them. It is my belief that while everyone has challenges, through healing, there is hope to find a more fulfilled life.
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MNCCC is open and accepting new clients. We are still seeing clients in-office; however in light of the COVID-19 situation we also offer online video/tele-therapy sessions. We have a HIPAA compliant tele-therapy platform in place and have been offering online therapy as part of our regular practice for over a year. We will help guide you through the process and assist you in getting set up for online sessions.
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