I am a licensed psychologist and educator. I bring a warm and collaborative approach to therapy stemming from my belief in the dignity and uniqueness of each client's therapeutic journey. It is an honor and privilege to bring support and expertise to that journey. I want to give you a bit of information about my professional background and training. 

I came to the Twin Cities to attend Macalester College and pursue a degree in international studies and linguistics and never left!  After completing a clinical, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, I have continued to work with adolescents and adults for the last 12 years in the areas of eating disorders and weight management. My counseling and clinical background allows me to bring multiple treatment approaches in my current work with adults struggling with some of the following issues: interpersonal relationships; career impasses; social anxiety; physical, sexual and combat trauma; phobias; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Attention Deficit; depression; anxiety; and, impulse control issues.  In addition to a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, I also completed a graduate degree in Second Languages and Cultures at the University of Minnesota. I enjoy working with clients who may have been adopted from another culture or may be exploring the integration of multiple cultures into their identities.  

I am certified in T'ai Chi Easy and able to integrate Qigong  and other mindfulness-based practices for those interested in growing approaches to relaxation and anxiety reduction as part of their therapy. Over the last six years, I have taught and trained therapists entering the field at the Emily Program and at the University of St. Thomas and am certified with the Board of Behavioral Health to provide individual or group supervision to therapists in training.