Lyn-Lake ProvidersOur psychotherapists bring a range of expertise to our strengths-based, relational, approach. With training and experience that spans addiction, art therapy, eating disorders, gender identity, mood disorders, sex therapy, EMDR, somatic-based psychology and beyond, each LLPW psychotherapist contributes a unique perspective to our varied therapy methods. It's that range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to bring your whole self into the room. In my practice, I meet with children, adolescents, individual adults, families, and couples.
Everyone experiences obstacles in life but when you start to feel isolated or detached from your relationships, it can be helpful to look for support. I recognize that taking the first steps in choosing a therapist can be daunting, and that finding someone you trust is important. I offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to bring your whole self into the room. In my practice, I meet with children, adolescents, individual adults, families, and couples.
I am trained as a couple and family therapist, which means that even when working with individuals, I am curious about ways your relationships with others are influencing your thoughts, feelings, and sense of self. I am dedicated to culturally responsive practices and have training in LGBTQ affirmative therapy. Therapeutic conversations are often related to identity formation and expression, and I am curious about finding ways to help you increase authenticity, confidence, and awareness of what you value and stand for in your life.
My Approach to Working with Children:
As a parent, you want your child to experience success and happiness; it can be painful, even frustrating, to watch your child struggle with emotional or behavioral concerns. Children give us clues that they need help through their behavior, which could look like withdrawal, irritability, worrying, impulsivity, distractibility, emotional outbursts, or acting-out behaviors. Many children have a difficult time adjusting to life changes, like welcoming a new sibling, starting school, divorce, moving, or separation from someone they’ve been close to. I also work with children who have experienced significant trauma, or who are having a difficult time attaching to their caregivers. I use a developmental perspective to consider when your child started to show signs of struggling, and I work with you to identify strategies to get them back on track so they can engage in healthy relationships, learn, and grow.
I work with children and adolescents of all ages and have specialized experience working with young children from birth to six years old. I incorporate play, art, and sand tray therapies when meeting with children who are not yet able to benefit from talk therapy. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based practice for children who have experienced trauma. When meeting with children, I include caregivers in the process so that you can gain tools and insight into how to best meet your child’s needs. Together, we will identify creative ways to improve connectedness and satisfaction in your relationship with your child.
Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the U of M, will graduate in 2018
M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy from North Dakota State University, 2009
B.A. in Psychology from Concordia College, 2004
Private Practice (Present)
Washburn Center for Children
St. Joseph's Home for Children
It's our range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that's as unique as they are.
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