Taking this first step toward healing can be scary and takes courage. I hope to ease your fear by offering a safe, welcoming space, one where your thoughts and feelings will not be judged. My tailored approach will make you feel heard and valued--the way it should be.
Life shouldn’t be hard and it doesn’t have to be. If you or your loved one are feeling overwhelmed by stress, daily worries, sadness, or trouble relating with family or friends, maybe it is time to seek the help of a mental health professional. I would love to work with you to find a less overwhelming life. Together we’ll determine what's getting in your way and develop a plan to overcome those obstacles. We'll focus on what you are doing right and build on that.
I’m a huge fan of learning more about how to help others relieve themselves of nagging symptoms. I’m excited to announce that I have added neurofeedback to my therapy practice this fall. What is neurofeedback, you ask? The short answer is it is a way to train/exercise your brain to work more optimally and lead to a happier, healthier life. To see quick video explaining it more, click here.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in psychology from Augsburg College and a master’s degree in clinical social work from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas. I am currently a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and co-owner of Aspire Counseling. I have been in the field for about 15 years, working as a counselor in residential treatment centers, an in-home family support worker, a CTSS skills practitioner, and now a mental health therapist. I do what I do because I love helping others achieve and succeed. I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we have and I strive to help kids, parents, and families overcome their obstacles and do even better.
I am currently seeing clients in our Hutchinson office on Wednesdays and Thursdays with plans to expand my hours in the future. I am also working as a school-linked therapist in the BOLD school district on Mondays and Tuesdays.