Mental Health and Addiction Counseling and Education
Welcome. Thank you for stopping. If I were looking for a therapist, I would want to know a little bit about their background, values, credentials and education. For that reason I noted a few personal things below. Feel free to call 651.494.4583 or email email@example.com if you want to ask questions or see if this is a fit for you.
Virtues: Personal and professional integrity, responsibility to the next generation(s), fortitude.
Credentials: I am a licensed and insured therapist with publicly verifiable credentials. You may go to the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy website, at https://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/public and click on license verification, then enter my last name and my licenses will come up.
Education: My MA is 60+ credits, the long written version being "Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice". (My undergraduate degree is in Social Work with a minor in Counseling Special Populations- special at that time meant complex). So glad to be done.
Experience: My career in human services started a long time ago, working with women and children in Fairbanks, Alaska; what used to be called "dual diagnosis" clients in a hospital setting in Wisconsin; very young children in cd education in Minneapolis,MN; Viet Nam era Veterans in Honolulu, and the T19 population in Milwaukee Wisconsin. In the recent past, I have served adult men and women in residential and outpatient MH/CD treatment settings, Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill and chemically dependent women in residential treatment, (many involuntary, on commitment or stays of commitment), and adolescents and their families in residential dual diagnosis mental health/substance use treatment. In my outpatient work I see adults, families and children.
For fun: I am a dedicated yoga person, a long distance bike enthusiast and lover of outdoor whatever.
Words to live by: "May all people everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute to happiness and freedom for all."
Drop a line if you have any questions that you would like answered in regard to my training, education, experience or style.
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