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My Areas of Practice
I am happy to be one of the outpatient therapists in Park Nicollet’s Mental Health Department serving as a generalist specializing in working with children, adolescents, teens, young adults and their families. Some of my specialties include working with AD/HD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, the treatment of anxiety and depressive related symptoms or diagnoses, as well as many other mental health or emotional concerns. I also have a specialty in working with young people impacted by trauma, which may be in many forms, defined by the client. I look forward to working with you, your family and your children.
Practicing Since: 1997
Accepting New Patients: Yes
St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology: Pepperdine University
Marriage and Family Therapy
Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California
Bachelor of Arts: Concordia College
Internship/Residency: Interface Child & Family Serv.-CA Youth Authority
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
Working on the largest Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) study in the world, responsible for diagnosis of all study applicants. Worked closely with Susan Smalley, Ph.D., geneticist, and James McCracken, M.D., head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Carried out weekly case review with Dr. McCracken and James McGough, M.D., head of the Adult Psychiatric Department at UCLA.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
People may say psychology/mental health is the "healing of the soul." Therefore, being a child and adolescent therapist, grateful to share in the lives of patients and their families, mirrors a deep sense of connection with my hope to be in service to others. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity at Park Nicollet to strengthen, encourage, comfort and help in the healing process. I look forward to meeting and being of service to you and your family for any concerns regarding child, adolescent, young adult issues, family or individual transitions, divorce, trauma, developmental and emotional roadblocks.