Hello, welcome to this site! I understand it can be hard to seek help, so I invite you to sit back, take some deep breaths, and read. I trust you will know if this information sounds like a good ﬁt for you. If it is not, I strongly encourage you to keep looking. Don’t give up. Get the help you deserve.
I have been a therapist for 25 plus years and can still say, I LOVE my job! I enjoy working with individuals (18 years and older), families, and couples. I believe the valleys of life can be challenging, but also an opportunity for amazing growth. I feel privileged and honored to accompany people on their life journey to help them gain personal insight, to develop healthier patterns of interaction, and to live a life that feels true to their heart, mind, body, and soul.
I use an integrated approach drawing from a variety of therapy models such as: cognitive behavioral, family systems, AIR Network, mindfulness, psychoeducation, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and EMDR for trauma. I also utilize spirituality when it’s desired.
I am licensed in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I was 15 years old when I knew I wanted to be a therapist. It was at this time, I helped start Northside Settlement (a free clinic) in North Minneapolis, and became a patient advocate. Life circumstances delayed my degree, while raising 3 children, owning and operating an in-home daycare, supporting my husband’s rotating shifts, while working to earn my Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science. I graduated from the University of MN the same year our oldest graduated from high school!
I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, biking, cross country skiing, going to the gym, spending time with my family, and friends.
“Let your heart be awakened to the transforming power of gratefulness.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach