3640 Talmage Circle
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
Marriage and Family Therapist
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
infedility and betrayal
I assist individuals, couples, & families in building their strengths and abilities to manage life challenges – whatever they may be – torn relationships, family issues, parenting, feeling overwhelmed with work or life-in-general, time management, dealing with loss or unanticipated twists, turns and trials. Sometimes families fall apart and need help rebuilding healthy relationships. Whatever the need, I help my clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge. Client goals may include emotional healing, finding understanding, improved communication, clarity of vision, developing more loving relationships or achieving mindfulness in living.
Building resilience in the face of tragedy is a focus of interest. Of particular interest are those who have been betrayed; sexual addiction; disability and chronic illness. These, and other similar challenges can be especially stressful on families and relationships. It can be difficult to make sense out of the senseless. I assist client as they reshape and restructure their lives.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Chronic Physical Illness
Impulse Control Disorders
sexual addictionrecovery and partners
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
certified sex addiction therapist
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
People with Disabilities
PhD - Family Social Science
University of Minnesota, 1998
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Family and Disability Policy
University of Kansas, 2000
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
||Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapy ‘08 Certification – St. Cloud St. University
Certified Poetry Therapist ‘06 Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy
Nonprofit Management ‘05 Hamline University- Nonprofit Institute
Exec. Dir. Leadership Training ‘03-04 University of St. Thomas Non-Profit Management
Buckman Leadership and Philanthropy Fellowship ‘03-04
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Institute on Community Integration and the Department of Pediatrics, U of MN
|American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy|
|National Association for Poetry Therapy|
|Minnesota Women in Psychology|
|American Pschological Association|
||Fees: Direct pay (cash, check, credit card). Rates are $130/ 50 minute session. Sliding fee scale available.
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Additional Plans Not Listed
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||Insurance plans (in network plans such as BCBS, Blue Cross Blus Sheild, BHP, MHCP, MA and Preferred One, UCare, and many out-of-network plans). Rates are $130/50 minute session.
Just off 35E and Cty E in the City Center behind Perkins
||Healing from Betrayal & Broken Relationships
Betrayal is traumatic. Learning to overcome emotional pain, to trust and to love again requires the restructuring of our views and believes. The focus of this group is on healing from betrayal caused by partners’ infidelity and/or addictions. This therapy group series will use creative exercises and reflection to explore betrayal and move past its seductive grasp.
Day: Wednesdays - with new openings the beginning of each month
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Place: aHeARTT office, 3640 Talmage Circle, Vadnais Heights
Cost: $45/session paid at the begging of each month
Registration: Initial appointment with therapist required prior to first meeting. Space is limited. Please call 651-470-4671 to register or send an e-mail to email@example.com
This small group intensive for couples takes place Friday, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th at noon. It will include group as well as individual couple work.
The intensive process makes it possible to navigate life stressors and relationship challenges that get in the way of healthy, loving relationships. The concentrated nature of this program gives couples the momentum they need to make further progress on own their own or in therapy.
At this intensive, we will identify and address:
- challenges affecting your current relationship
- skills for improving communication
- conflict management
- forgiveness and trust building
- blocks to intimacy and sexuality
Friday: 6pm through Sunday noon
FEES & PAYMENT INFORMATION
The fee for the couples intensive is $975. It includes 8.5 hours of group therapy and 1.5 hours of individual therapy. It is limited to four couples. (Lodging and meals are not included). A 50% deposit is required at time of registration and the balance is due when you arrive. Major credit card required. Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.