Therapy & Counseling

Minneapolis & West Metro

I believe that effective therapy involves the mind and body – the experiential and the cognitive – and focuses on the past, present, and future.

My style blends candor with warmth, insight with empathy, and humor with compassion. I enjoy quick-witted conversations, existential ponderings, and geeking out over just about anything.

My practice affirms non-binary and LGBTQ+ people and the profound impacts of intergenerational racial trauma.

My Focus

I see people who are experiencing:

  • Burnout.
  • Anxiety.
  • Feeling off but you're not sure why.
  • Grief.
  • Mood swings, depression, and sadness.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.
  • Being highly sensitive.
  • Having sensory processing issues.
  • Not feeling like you fit in.
  • Recovering from bullying or intense experiences.
  • Healing from childhood trauma.
  • Existential questions such as, "Why am I here?"
  • Wanting to change but not sure how.

In clinical terms, the above often translates to:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Giftedness –>
  • Neurodivergence
  • Twice-exceptional
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Existential concerns
  • Emotional regulation

Specialty Areas:

In addition to working with people on a wide range of emotional, relationship, and behavioral concerns, I offer some particular specialties. I'm  passionate about working with:

  1. Creative professionals and entrepreneurs.
  2. Gifted people of all ages.*
  3. People (usually men) who are sick of toxic masculinity.
  4. People who are new to therapy but highly motivated to grow and heal.

However, while these people groups are of special interest to me, you do not need to fall within these categories to work with me. Please do not hesitate to email me if you need help and are wondering if we would be a good fit.

* To learn more about giftedness and neurodivergence, visit this gifted checklist. I encourage adults to check this out too because high performers are often gifted without knowing it.

My Expertise

Styles of Therapy 

There are certain types of therapy (called modalities) that are clear winners for specific disorders. For example, OCD should often be treated with exposure response prevention. 

At the same time, I believe that each person is unique and will enjoy certain styles more – and that may change as the person changes. I do my best to adjust when I can, while staying rooted in what I'm trained in.


I practice from an interpersonal stance. This means I focus a lot on our relational dynamics. 


I believe we all have strengths, and therapy too often only focuses on the problems. I do my best to help you identify and leverage your strengths to make changes. 


This focuses on the physical experience and helps those of us who are stuck in our heads get out of our heads. For people who often try to outthink their problems, this is a good antidote.

Internal Family Systems

Think "Inside Out" the movie. I use the concept of us having parts-that-make-a-whole to reintegrate old patterns and learn to better understand - and love - yourself. 

Narrative Therapy

This is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a creative overlay. Much of my career has involved storytelling and creativity, so I naturally gravitated to this modality. It's considered "evidence-based" which means there is significant research supporting its effectiveness. 

Education & Licensure

I have a masters in psychotherapy and counseling from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. My supervisor is the wonderful Dr. Mary Wandrei, Ph.D., LP.

Process & Rates


  1. We start with a call and/or emails to see if we would be a good fit.
  2. If so, I send you a set of extensive forms/questionnaires to fill out.
  3. I do Zoom and in-person. We'll determine the best fit when we first speak.


  • Intake session for individual or family therapy: $275
  • Individual or family therapy session (50 minutes): $250
  • Individual therapy session (30 minutes): $125
  • Sliding Scale: I try to keep slots open for people who would benefit from my areas of specialty but who cannot afford it. This is limited, but please ask if you need it.

Private Pay

All services are private pay and are billed directly to you at the time of service.  I provide a superbill, which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement for out-of-network services, but you'll need to check with your insurance provider to see if they will reimburse for out-of-network services.

Message Me

Message me with questions! I am happy to help if I can. I also offer free 15 minute phone consults to see if we'd be a good fit.