Couples & Individuals

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my site. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist seeing couples and individuals for relational therapy in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and a PhD in Family Social Science (FSoS) from the University of Minnesota. 

Broadly, my focus is on helping clients find greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships. More specifically, my expertise lies in helping couples and individuals communicate more authentically, grow their emotional intimacy, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, attend to changes in sexual desire, re-invent a relationship after an affair, and better understand the legacies of past relationships and life circumstances.

I also provide a 5-session pre-marital counseling series for couples who are preparing for a commitment, and enjoy working with immigrants and inter-cultural couples who often face competing cultural expectations within their relationships.

I use researched-based tools associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method of Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I have post-graduate training in mindfulness and clinical hypnosis, and use both to help clients tune into their bodies and improve their tolerance for the emotional waves that exist within our bodies and relationships.

I also enjoy working with students and young clinicians, and have taught and advised students in the FSoS program at the University of Minnesota and Marriage and Family Therapy program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. 

I look forward to working with you or your loved ones. I offer a free, 20-minute phone consultation prior to scheduling a paid session to explore initial goals and determine if there is a good fit between your needs and my expertise. Please feel free to call me or e-mail me to obtain more information and to schedule a consultation.