Meet our Northfield Office


I have a special heart for children, teens, parents and families. In working with me, I hope you will feel heard and welcomed. I am calm and patient in my approach and I understand that most issues are complicated. I focus on the systems of people you engage in beyond the problems you’re experiencing today. I partner with you and your family to help you move toward insight, hope, and healing.

I have spent 20+ years serving students in the public school setting, primarily students with learning struggles, developmental delays and behavioral issues. I am experienced in creating plans for youth living with ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bullying…I am creative and interactive in my approach.

I love to scrapbook, and relax with our family cat and I love water – pools, rivers, lakes and the ocean. I believe floating in a pool is the best exercise ever! My husband and I have three boys. Our oldest, who we lost through a stillbirth, would be 20. We also have an 18 year old and a 17 year old who are swimmers!

I am a small town girl with a strong foundation in my Christian faith and I would feel honored to join you on your path to greater connection and personal wellness.


I have a heart for those who have been wounded by relationships and difficult life situations. My passion is to walk with people through their pain and help them find hope and freedom from their past. I graduated from Bethel University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and completed additional Marriage and Family Therapy coursework through Adler Graduate School. My style is very practical and insight-oriented and I like helping individuals and families think about situations in new ways to get un-stuck. I am a real person in the counseling office and use humor to help you feel comfortable and enjoy the process. My Therapy puppy, Pip, attends some sessions with me for those who wish to incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy.

I enjoy working with a variety of clients and have extensive experience working with divorce family issues, kids and teens, ADHD, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, people pleasing, and healthy boundary setting. I have a special interest in helping individuals who are in relationship with toxic people such as spouses or children of people with personality disorders.

I provide parent coaching and particularly ascribe to behavioral methods and the model developed in “Parenting with Love and Logic” as it teaches children to be responsible for their own behavior and empowers their parents as coaches and allies rather than adversaries. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich couple and group facilitator. I also have a special interest in healing the wounds of sexual addictions and have received training through the American Association of Christian Counselors. I love to meet the needs of the hurting and help them continue to grow into the people they were made to be. 

I am licensed and able to provide services and clinical supervision for residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona.