Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I begin?

If you are thinking about meeting with me for the first time, I can be reached by phone and email.  I offer a no-cost, no obligation 15 minute phone consultation, so we can talk about your needs and I can answer any questions you may have.

What can I expect from the first session?

During our first session, we will talk about reasons for coming to therapy and what areas in your life you would like to see changed or improved.  We can define and prioritized your goals, too.

What are the different ways we can work together?

I offer in-person, online (client must be in Minnesota), and in-home sessions.  In-home sessions are reserved for older adult clients (generally 55+). 

Online Therapy: The option to do therapy online is appealing for many clients.  Attending a therapy session from the comfort of your own home or office makes life much easier.  It’s a great option for busy professionals and stay at home parents.

In-home Therapy: Having your therapist come to your home may be a great fit for older clients.  This option is reserved for older adult clients (generally 55+). 

Will our conversations remain confidential?

Everything we discuss is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed unless you sign a release of information form.  I am a state-mandated reporter, which means I am obligated to break confidentiality if there is suspected abuse or neglect of another person, and/or there is a reason to suspect that you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or another person. 

Do you offer workshops?

I offer different workshops for couples and for individuals throughout the year.  Keep checking the Blog for information about upcoming 2019 workshops.

Do you offer support groups?

I will offer two support groups starting in 2019 – a grief/loss group for those who lost a loved one, and a women lawyers group

I’m not sure I’m ready to start therapy. How can it help me?

I can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies that are different from talking to a friend or family member. I provide a non-biased, educated perspective on a difficult problem you may have or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how much you put into the process and practice what you learn. Some of the benefits of therapy include:

  • Better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships

  • Finding solutions to the issues or concerns that brought you to therapy

  • Learning new ways to address stress and anxiety

  • Addressing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improving communication and listening skills

  • Changing old behaviors and developing new ones

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems with your family, partner, or work

  • Improving your self-esteem and building your confidence.

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