Qualifications

  1. Licensure & Certification
  2. Education
  3. Advanced Training & Continuing Education
  4. Consultation & Supervision
  5. Teaching
  6. Select Presentations/Workshops/Speaking Events
  7. Publications

Licensure & Certification

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, License #3443
State of Minnesota       

Approved Supervisor
Minnesota Boards of Marriage and Family Therapy & Behavioral Health and Therapy

Approved Supervisor & Supervisor Mentor
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Board Certified Sex Therapist
International Institute of Clinical Sexology/Therapy Certification Association

Certified Transgender Care Therapist
International Transgender Certification Association (ITCA)

Certified in Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for Trauma Treatment (CIMNTT)
Leslie Korn Institute for Integrative Medicine

Certified Trauma Professional, Level II
Evergreen Certifications

Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hour), RYT-200
Yoga Alliance               

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Sexology (in progress)              
International Institute of Clinical Sexology

Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy
Additional 20+ credits completed in the Doctorate of MFT program
Argosy University, Twin Cities                                                       

Master of Arts, Human Resource Management                        
Concordia University, Saint Paul                                               

Bachelor of Science, Business
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Advanced Training & Continuing Education

Complex PTSD & Trauma Certification
March 2022 (24 CEU)

Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for Complex Trauma
February 2022 (33.75 CEU)

Motivational Interviewing
January 2022 (6.25 CEU)

Treating OCD with EMDR
January 2022 (14 CEU)

Polyvagal in Practice
December 2021 (6 CEU)

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory
December 2021 (6 CEU)

Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network
December 2021 (50 CEU)

Keys to Building a Successful Private Practice
July 2021 (1 CEU)

Organizational Consulting: Building Solutions within Organizations
July 2021 (1 CEU)

Certificate, Neuroscience for Clinical Practice
May 2021 (12.5 CEU)

Ethical, Legal & Clinical Aspects of Tele-Supervision
May 2021 (6 CEU)

Advanced Topics in Clinical Supervision
May 2021 (6 CEU)

EMDR – IFS-Informed EMDR
April 2021 (6 CEU)

Effective & Ethical Supervision
April 2021 (6 CEU)

IFS Immersion
April 2021 (21.25 CEU)

Integrating the MID in Clinical Practice
February 2021 (6 CEU)

Certified Safe & Sound Provider & Remote Provider
February 2021 (17.5 CEU)

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
January 2021 (12.5 CEU)

EMDR – Advanced Flash Technique
August 2020 (3 CEU)

Navigating Traumatic Grief and Bereavement
February 2020 (1.25 CEU)

EMDR – The Flash Technique
December 2019 (6 CEU)

Non-Monogamous Lifestyles
June 2019 (5 CEU)

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
May 2019 (200 CEU)

EMDR – Early Trauma Protocol
April 2019 (14 CEU)

Working with BDSM & Kink Communities
February 2019 (3 CEU)

Mental Health & Assessment of Transgender Adults
December 2018 (1 CEU)

AAMFT Fundamentals of Supervision
June/September 2018 (30 CEU)

Feminism & Family Therapy
May 2018 (3 CEU)

EMDR – EMDRIA-Approved EMDR 50-Hour Training
April 2018 (50 CEU)

Certified Transgender Care Therapist
March 2018 (40 CEU)

Affirming Bisexuality in Individual & Relational Therapy
January 2018 (3 CEU)

Brainspotting for Trauma and Performance
January 2018 (4.5 CEU)

Harnessing Client Narratives, Mindsight & Neuroplasticity
January 2018 (6 CEU)

Rewire the Anxious Brain Using Neuroscience
January 2018 (6 CEU)

Somatic Interventions for Complex Trauma & Shame
October 2017 (12.5 CEU)

Certificate, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
September 2017 (18.25 CEU)

Psychological First Aid
September 2017 (6 CEU)

Clinical Strategies to Support LGBTQ Youth
July 2017 (5.75 CEU)

Treating Shame in Clinical Practice
July 2017 (6 CEU)

Rewiring the Brain for Post-Traumatic Growth
June, 2017 (6 CEU)

Becoming Parents/Becoming Family
April 2017 (2 CEU)

Certified Family Trauma Specialist
February 2017 (12.5 CEU)

Moving Beyond the Geek Stereotype
November 2016 (1.5 CEU)

Working with Trans Youth & Their Families
November 2016 (1.5 CEU)

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
November 2016 (3 CEU)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level I
July 2016 (13 CEU)

Certificate, Maternal Mental Health
February 2016 (14 CEU)

Healing Birth Trauma
November 2015 (6 CEU)

Caring for LGBT Youth in Clinical Settings
September 2015 (1 CEU)

Family Reunification Through Play
November 2014 (1.5 CEU)

Porn Smart: Cultivating Family & Relationship Resiliency
November 2014 (1.5 CEU)

Adolescent Self-Injury
November 2014 (1.5 CEU)

Helping Families Find Hope in Eating Disorder Recovery
November 2014 (1.5 CEU)

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
February 2013 (7 CEU)

Consultation & Supervision

EMDR Basic Training (Consultant)
Midwest Center for EMDR Training, 2022-Present

EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Individual and group consultation, 2020-Present

Private Practice Consultant
Licensed and pre-licensed providers, 2017-Present

Mental Health Consultant
Business and community organizations, 2016-Present

Clinical Supervisor
Group and individual pre-licensure supervision, 2019-Present

Clinical Supervisor/Co-Supervisor
Master’s level MFT practicum students, 2018-Present
(Approved practicum site, SMUMN MA MFT program)

Clinical Co-Supervisor
Self-of-Therapist Monthly Retreat, 2018-2019

Administrative Supervisor
On-site clinic staff, 2016-2018

Teaching

Adjunct Faculty, Systems of Family Therapy/Professional Writing
Adler Graduate School

Guest Speaker, Couples Counseling & Human Sexuality
The American University in Cairo, Egypt (multiple instances)

Guest Speaker (Private Practice), Counseling Practicum
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Substitute Instructor, Marriage and Family Counseling
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (multiple instances)

Guest Speaker (EMDR), Schools of Marriage & Family Therapy
Argosy University, Twin Cities

Co-Instructor, Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Select Presentations/Workshops/Speaking Events

Parasocial Relationships, Fandoms & Social Media for Therapists
Online, March 2022

Transgender Mental Health
Private Psychiatry Clinic, January 2022

Private Practice Crash Course
Online, November 2021

Reading between the lines: the healing power of story
International Bisexuality Research Conference, September 25, 2021, Presenter

Rick and Morty Psychology
Wizard World Virtual, July 3, 2021, Panel member

Intervention Toolbox: Journaling for Mental Health
Online, May 2021

Private Practice for Newer Clinicians
Online, December 2019

The Healing Power of Fandom
GalaxyCon, November 8 – 10, 2019, Panel member

This Year in Feelings (2019)
GalaxyCon, November 8 – 10, 2019, Panel member

Traumas of our Youth
CONvergence, July 3 – 7, 2019, Panel member

Detoxifying Fandom
CONvergence, July 3 – 7, 2019, Panel member

Geeks in Therapy
CONvergence, July 3 – 7, 2019, Panel member

Embracing Your Inner Geek
CONvergence, July 3 – 7, 2019, Panel member

Social Justice on the Couch: An Introduction to Social Justice Concepts in Therapeutic Practice
Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, May 2019

Intro to EMDR Basics
Online, March 2019

Sense8 Fan Panel
CONvergence, July 5 – 8, 2018, Panel member

Common Factors in Relational Therapy
Argosy University, Twin Cities, January 2018

Journey into Journaling: Writing for Mental Health
The Family Development Center, November 2017

Attachment Theory: History and Practice
Argosy University, Twin Cities, November 2017

Basic Introduction to Somatic Interventions
Private Therapy Clinic, October 2017

Bereaved Parents, Information and Resources
Private Group, June 2015

Barriers to Training & Development in Small Organizations
Concordia University, Saint Paul, June 2013

Financial Implications of Training & Development
Private Organization, February 2013

Assessing Program Impact
Private Agency, June 2010

Publications

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