My interest in mental health and the helping professions started when I got out of the Marine Corps and felt lost. I recognized that a lot of my friends struggled with the same things I did. I listened to my military buddies and realized that we all had similar, but different, stories and struggles. I got into mental health to help people “struggle well”.
What I love most about my job is helping people learn how to function better, communicate, and develop character, enhancing relationships and quality of life. I am continually learning more about how to work with trauma and provide person-centered therapy for those in need. I also am involved in the MN 3rd Judicial District Veteran’s Treatment Court.
I use psycho-education and cognitive approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT), to help clients think differently and affect positive change. For those interested, I also work to help my clients integrate their worldview or expression of spirituality into their therapy process. I strive to help my clients function as the “best version” of themselves.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Substance Use
- Domestic Violence
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)