MA Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Hello! Thanks for visiting my website! Finding therapist can be intimidating, especially when you are feeling stressed or depressed. The first thing you should know about me is that I am laid-back, informal, and nonjudgmental; I just refuse to be the cold, clinical therapist-type! While compassionate and calm, I can also be energetic and fun during sessions.
I will work hard to establish a real connection with you and to create a truly safe and compassionate environment for new insight, growth and healing. I believe the most important part of therapy is the alliance between therapist and client; if we don’t have a strong connection, sessions aren’t as effective. Clients often share some of their most closely guarded thoughts and feelings. I will not be the kind of therapist who is unwilling to share thoughts and feelings too. It’s only fair!
I also work as a professional actor (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theatre Latte Da, & The Ordway, etc), and this informs my counseling work. I think it makes me a good listener and a clear communicator. My acting work also helps me better connect with a wide variety of people, and it makes me more creative in my strategies in session. Finally, I really enjoy being a therapist and I genuinely like and enjoy my clients.
Managing mental health is tough, but worth it. And you don’t have to just manage alone. Given the right environment, you can thrive. I know because I’ve seen therapy work. I genuinely hope you reach out. You deserve to feel good! I look forward to meeting you!
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and toddler, being active outdoors, and rigorously following our Minnesota sports franchises.
Training & License
MA Counseling Psychology - St. Mary's University of Minnesota, 2016
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota
- Individual Therapy - Couples Therapy - Family Therapy - Online or In-Person
Special Expertise and Interests
- Adolescents - Young adults - LGBTQ+ Aligned - Performing Artists - Career Exploration -
- Asperger's/Autism - Depression - Anxiety - Trauma - Life Transitions -
Fees & Insurance
Accepting United, Optum, and Aetna Insurance Plans
Individual Rate: $120/hr - Couples and Family Sessions: $130/hr
HSA/FSA, credit card, cash check, Venmo and PayPal.
Discount available for performing artists paying out of pocket
What are sessions like?
My sessions are generally very laid-back and informal. I spend time learning about you and your life. I try to provide a safe space for clients to explore their lives, thoughts, and emotions. I enjoy helping clients identify and maximize their strengths to overcome challenges. Building confidence and self-knowledge is key to feeling better and managing relationships. Generally, I will follow YOUR lead!
For those who prefer a more solution focused approach, I am also happy to provide gentle suggestions or new ways of looking at things. I also use a strategy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the psychology nerds out there!) to help people challenge unhelpful thought cycles. And I teach skills for managing anxiety, stress, and conflict.
Finally, I offer "Walking Counseling" sessions that incorporate light walking and/or stretching or "activity based sessions" (think golf, basketball, catch, etc) for those who like to move during the session to facilitate mental and physical health along with increased emotional expression.
My office is located in the Regus Office Center at the West End Retail Center in St. Louis Park. The easiest way to find me is to park in the underground (heated!) garage and take the elevator or stairs to level 2. Follow the signs for Regus and either check in at the front desk or text me when you arrive.
Reset Therapy (Inside Regus.)
1650 West End Blvd Suite 100
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Tel: 612-567-1338 (text ok)