I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and received my training at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. I am a Minnesota native, but after having lived in Northern Lower Michigan for 10 years, I find myself claiming that beautiful land as a “second home state.”
I see individuals, couples, families….kids, adolescents and adults. I believe healing is possible for all, it’s simply how we are wired. Sometimes though, we need help. Therefore, like we all see the doctor for preventative care and treatment when we are not well, we could all benefit from the same loving care toward our own mental health and the health of the most important relationships in our lives.
I am very passionate about two of the tools I frequently use with my clients. One blends my lifelong love of horses with my passion for helping people. EAGALA Model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. It is highly effective, is considered a brief therapy, and is appropriate for all ages, individuals, families and groups who present with a wide variety of challenges in life. The second tool I use is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This evidence based approach works quickly and efficiently to help individuals heal from traumatic events in their lives, simply by guiding them to tap into the healing powers of their own brain. I have seen enough miracles with both approaches to make me a believer!
I hold office hours on Mondays in Blaine, offer limited home-based sessions, and am at Acres for Life Tuesdays through Fridays. Evening appointments are available.
I love the work I do and would be honored to walk with you as together we move toward meeting your goals.
For more information on the EAGALA model, visit this link to a radio interview with the Co-Founder and Executive Director of EAGALA. Lynn Thomas provides an excellent overview of what Equine Assisted Psychotherapy looks like.
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.”