- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Clinical Social Worker
I believe that secure and loving relationships are at the core of human wellbeing.
I find couple counseling very challenging, interesting and rewarding work. My favorite moments are when couples are able to drop into honest and compassionate connection with each other.
My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, family of origin exploration, relationship conflicts, co‐dependency, divorce and blended families, and spiritual questions. My clients are both heterosexual and same sex couples. In addition, many of my clients are people for whom religion or spirituality are important dimensions of their lives, both as a source of strength and as a source of challenge or conflict .
My experience of thirteen years doing individual, family and group psychotherapy and family life education at Minneapolis Jewish Family and Children's Service gives me particular familiarity and expertise with this population. In addition, my exposure to the Twin Cities Area Hmong community, though consultation with a local agency serving Hmong clients and through an in‐depth ethnographic study, gives me a good understanding of many of the concerns facing members of this ethnic group. I address issues related to ethnicity and culture with all of my clients, when it is important to them.
You may either email or call me to set up an appointment. We will talk briefly on the phone about what you are interested in working on and, if your needs and our schedules mesh, we will set up a time to meet.