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I grew up in Minnesota, but married and started a family in the Chicago-land area before moving back to this beautiful land of 10,000 lakes. I’ve been married for 24 years, and the oldest of my three kids is heading to college in the fall! (Where has the time gone?) I love warm summer nights, a good cup of Joe, running with my dog, and I also enjoy writing. Walk With Me: Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey Together and Play With Me: Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey with Kids (Faithwalk Publishing, 2005/6) are inspirational books I’ve had the joy of co- authoring with one of my dearest friends.
I am truly passionate about helping people listen to their lives in a way that inspires change. My background is in social work and secondary education, and I have over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings. I have a Masters in Adlerian Counseling, which means that my style is encouraging, strengths focused, and considers the whole person – mind, body, spirit. I don’t believe in diagnosing or labeling people. Instead, we will explore your strengths and identify the challenges that seem to be running on “repeat” in your life. Whatever the obstacles you are facing, we can uncover the inner resources you need to grow, adapt, and to live more creatively aligned with who you want to be.
Individual and Couples Counseling
Depression and Anxiety
Body Image/Weight Loss
Parenting Issues and Family Therapy
Life and Career Transitions
Grief and Loss
Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Secondary Education, Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois
Master of Arts - Clinical Counseling, Alder Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota