Certified Brain Health Coach – Amen Clinics

PERSONAL:

I grew up here in Minnesota boating, camping, biking and enjoying the great outdoors.  I love crisp fall evenings, reading while curled up by the fire, going on adventures with my kids (I’m almost an empty nester! Where has the time gone?) watching football, 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.

PROFESSIONAL:

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 pathologizing people. Instead, we will explore your strengths and identify the challenges that seem to be running on “repeat” in your life.

I’m especially passionate about the Enneagram, a personality tool with powerful implications for understanding the patterns that keep you stuck. Whether you want to focus on your relationship or healing yourself, we can uncover the inner resources you need to grow, adapt, and to live more creatively aligned with the person you want to be.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts – Communication and Secondary Education, Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois

Master of Arts – Clinical Counseling, Adler Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Certified Brain Health Coach, Neurofeedback Bootcamp, Certified in PREPARE/ENRICH, Sex,  Desire and Attachment for Couples, Trauma Healing

AREAS OF INTEREST

Individuals, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Adolescents, Self Esteem/Identity, Enneagram Coaching, Boundaries, Divorce, Grief and Loss