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, and Trainer
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               


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

Chronological order (most recent first):

Superhero Therapy for Trauma and PTSD (6.25 CEU)

Toxic Online Culture (16 CEU)

EMDR – Attachment-Focused EMDR (9.25 CEU)

EMDR – Toward an Embodied Self: Somatic Interventions (9 CEU)

Complex PTSD & Trauma Certification (24 CEU)

Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for Complex Trauma (33.75 CEU)

Motivational Interviewing (6.25 CEU)

EMDR – Treating OCD with EMDR (14 CEU)

Polyvagal in Practice (6 CEU)

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory (6 CEU)

Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network (50 CEU)

Keys to Building a Successful Private Practice (1 CEU)

Organizational Consulting: Building Solutions within Organizations (1 CEU)

Certificate, Neuroscience for Clinical Practice (12.5 CEU)

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

Advanced Topics in Clinical Supervision (6 CEU)

EMDR – IFS-Informed EMDR (6 CEU)

Effective & Ethical Supervision (6 CEU)

IFS Immersion (21.25 CEU)

Integrating the MID in Clinical Practice (6 CEU)

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

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (12.5 CEU)

EMDR – Advanced Flash Technique (3 CEU)

Navigating Traumatic Grief and Bereavement (1.25 CEU)

EMDR – The Flash Technique (6 CEU)

Non-Monogamous Lifestyles (5 CEU)

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (200 CEU)

EMDR – Early Trauma Protocol (14 CEU)

Working with BDSM & Kink Communities (3 CEU)

Mental Health & Assessment of Transgender Adults (1 CEU)

AAMFT Fundamentals of Supervision (30 CEU)

Feminism & Family Therapy (3 CEU)

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

Certified Transgender Care Therapist (40 CEU)

Affirming Bisexuality in Individual & Relational Therapy (3 CEU)

Brainspotting for Trauma and Performance (4.5 CEU)

Harnessing Client Narratives, Mindsight & Neuroplasticity (6 CEU)

Rewire the Anxious Brain Using Neuroscience (6 CEU)

Somatic Interventions for Complex Trauma & Shame (12.5 CEU)

Certificate, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (18.25 CEU)

Psychological First Aid (6 CEU)

Clinical Strategies to Support LGBTQ Youth (5.75 CEU)

Treating Shame in Clinical Practice (6 CEU)

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

Becoming Parents/Becoming Family (2 CEU)

Certified Family Trauma Specialist (12.5 CEU)

Moving Beyond the Geek Stereotype (1.5 CEU)

Working with Trans Youth & Their Families (1.5 CEU)

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (3 CEU)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level I (13 CEU)

Certificate, Maternal Mental Health (14 CEU)

Healing Birth Trauma (6 CEU)

Caring for LGBT Youth in Clinical Settings (1 CEU)

Family Reunification Through Play (1.5 CEU)

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

Adolescent Self-Injury (1.5 CEU)

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

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator (7 CEU)

Consultation & Supervision

EMDR Basic Training (Consultant and Trainer)
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


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

Understanding and Using Parasocial Relationships, Fandoms & Social Media in Therapy
Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, March 2023

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


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