I am a clinical Social Worker using body based therapy to help clients connect brain and body to work through struggles. I am also trained In permanency and adoption and work with families going through foster care and adoption. I am trained in a tecniech known as Brain Spotting. This is a tecniech that is based on where you look effects how you feel and where the eye goes the brain goes. This tecniech allows a clinet to process trauma out of the body and helps to get at trauma that is stuck in the body.
I enjoy the process of working through issues togeter with clients. Working with families and couples are a challenge, but a fun challenge that I find enjoyable. I espcially enjoy seeing people find relife from pain they are experiencing. I opend my practice in 2011 wanting to give couples, families and kids a different experience within the counseling process. I use movement, song, art and hands on activities where folks are using their hands to make things. When these are used folks are able to find better connections to one another and that is the ultimate goal through this process.
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It begins from the welcome! I invite folks to tell their story. Listening is the key first step and demystify the therapy process. I ask if they have questions and address any area they are not clear about. I let them know how I work how the process is going to take place.
i am trained as a clinical social worker. I have many hours of practice behind me. I hold a masters in social work and hold a clinical license to practice in Minnesota and Arizona. I also hold Certificates in permanency and adoption competency from the University Of Minnesota. I am also trained in Brain Spotting. This is a tecniech designed to assist clients in releasing trauma from the body utilizing the visual field.
I charge an out of pocket rate of 50.00 per hour per client or clients. I do accept some insurance and invite those interested to contact me directly.
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1994 and received my undergraduate degree in Social Work and then went on to receive my Masters degree also in Social Work. I knew when I was in high school that I wanted to go into a field that assisted others. I became interested in Social Work when I was working as an assistant in a rehabilitation clinic. I noticed the way the Social Workers and counselors connected with people. The help that they offered was direct and down to Earth.
I work with individuals, couples and families. The youngust I have worked with is 8 and hte oldest I have worked with is 70. Most clients come to me for help with depression, conflict, anger, addiction and many other issues. When I work with them what we find togetehr is they are dealing with a real or percieved trauma or multiple traumas that have led to depression, anxiety, uncontrolled anger, intrusive thoughts and other symptoms or diagnoses. I also have worked with clients who experience chronic pain from accidents, or medical proceedures.
I am very fond of the work I have done using Brain Spotting with clients. When working with clients who have experience with chronic anxiety or chonic pain, Brain Spotting has allowed them to work through their pain and gain a release from what is going on. They are better able to connect with their bodies and not become overwhelmed by those feelings.
The best advise I can give anyone is, go to the first meeting with an open mind. You want to look for a therapist who is curious and has a willingness to listen and explore alongside you.
1. Why am I looking for therapy at this time?
2. What is bothering me or where could I use some direction?