Finding someone you feel comfortable working with can be a difficult challenge. My approach is to join you in the change process with compassion and respect. Research suggests that the relationship you have with your therapist plays an instrumental role in achieving a positive outcome from therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapy. My experience includes over a decade of working collaboratively with individuals and couples to achieve their goals. I have experience providing general mental health therapy, assisting others struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and issues of social awareness. I also have highly specialized and unique training in couples counseling, infidelity, and sexual health issues. As the sole certified Discernment Counselor in North Dakota, I provide a researched based process for couples on the verge of divorce. Additionally, I am the only certified Sexual Addiction therapy candidate in the entire state of North Dakota and greater Minnesota, training extensively with the world renowned expert in sexual addiction, Dr. Patrick Carnes.
To stay up to date with current best standards of practice I am a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), the Doherty Relationship Institute for Marriage and Divorce Professionals and Marriage Counseling Specialists, and The American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and have held leadership positions in state chapter organizations. I have lectured at North Dakota State University in the field of family science. I regularly attend state and national conferences to stay up to date with the latest in research and best practices in the field. I have also published a number of research articles in peer reviewed journals in the areas of ethics, training therapists, couples therapy, and cultural competence and have presented at both state and national conferences including AAMFT and National Council of Family Relations (NCFR).
I believe together we can use your perspective and my training and experience to develop a partnership to help you down your path of change. Click here to set up an appointment.