I grew up in rural, northern Minnesota. I attended college in Duluth, MN and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology) from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. After working for several years in community mental health in Minneapolis and St. Paul, I wanted further education and training to improve my therapy skills and learn about testing and assessment.
I returned to graduate school to earn a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. I completed an APA-approved internship at Illinois State University’s Student Counseling Services and worked for several years in university counseling centers in the Midwest.
I moved to Washington DC in 2014 with my husband and have enjoyed the transition to a new culture and environment. I worked for a year and a half at the George Washington University’s Counseling Center as the LGBT Student Services Coordinator. I started a private practice so I could serve a wider variety of clients in my own setting. I truly enjoy being a therapist and feel fortunate to be in this line of work.