I moved from Berkeley, California to Minnesota over 19 years ago. I have a private practice in Minneapolis, specializing in individual, couples and discernment therapy. I have over 20 years experience both as a marriage and family therapist and as a graduate psychoanalyst. I work with a broad spectrum of patients: among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief, insecurities and relationship issues. 

My therapeutic approach is to create a safe environment through supportive listening and empathy that will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings related to present difficulties as a function of the past. My approach is an intensive collaborative process that can transform your life, your relationships with your self and others, your satisfaction in work and in your personal pursuits. I offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient.   With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed accomplishing.

Education: BA Theater Arts, MA Clinical Psychology, Graduate Psychoanalyst

License: LMFT #0912

Additional Training and Education: 
-Discernment Counseling for Couples on the brink of divorce, (The Doherty Relationship Institute, University of Minnesota)
-Advanced Couples and Family Therapy (JFK University)
-Advanced Grief Therapy (JFK University)
-The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
-Through the Looking Glass, Berkeley, CA
-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Berkeley, CA. and Bali, Indonesia.
-Esther Bick Parent Infant Observation, Minneapolis, MN & Seattle, WA.
-Bi-monthly consultation with Robert Oelsner, MD, Seattle, WA. (ongoing 8 years)
plus additional training...too numerous to list. 


Professional Activities and Memberships 
-Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
-American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
-Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute and Society
-LGBT Therapist
-The Society of Psychoanalytic Studies
-Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association

 

 

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