It would be important for someone to know that I am a woman of faith. I enjoy working with anyone regardless of their belief system, and know that we all can learn from each other. It would also be important for someone to know that I identify as African American/Black and provide a safe space to discuss culturally specific care for persons of color.
I provide a safe and confidential space to work through past and current experiences, traumas, and identify goals. I teach and model healthy coping skills to manage life stressors. My friends would describe me as attentive, a good listener, inciteful, direct, encouraging, and caring. My style is personable. I encourage that clients challenge barriers to personal success, and I am solution-focused.
Your first session with me is sure to be welcoming, inviting, and a more formal. You can expect to be asked some personal background questions about your medical/mental health and family health history, as well as the primary reason you're seeking therapy services. While we most likely won't dive into anything too deep during this session, it's to allow you more time to talk about the details of the issue in subsequent sessions. Confidentiality clause, treatment planning, and scheduling will be reviewed as well.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Type of developmental disorder usually identified in childhood affecting a person’s ability to process and understand information. Typically impacts a specific learning area such as reading, writing, or math, and creates a challenging learning environment.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
MN, LICSW, 21489
Master of Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas
Clinical Independent Social Worker 11+ years of Mental Health experience, 5 years of Outpatient Psychotherapy experience. Currently I am seeing clients 15-17, Individuals, & Couples. I am personable, encouraging, and professional. Therapeutic modalities I specialize in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and DBT Skills.
Remote therapy - serving the greater Minnesota area, MN