As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have provided counseling services to adults, children, couples and families, supporting clients across a broad range of complex and sensitive situations for over twenty five years. I believe that we all have great potential for personal understanding, growth and change throughout our life time. The end of a marriage is a transitional time for a family and can be especially challenging emotionally, economically and spiritually. It is my goal to provide positive support and guidance to families as they move through the process, create their goals and envision their new family structure.
As a Neutral Divorce Coach and a Neutral Child Specialist, I am committed to supporting couples and families through this transition to a new family structure that supports a healthy emotional adjustment for each family member. I have been a member of the Collaborative Law Institute since 2005. During that time I have actively trained with my colleagues and I have served on task forces to support the development of Collaborative Team Practice methods so we can provide the highest level of expertise to the families we are working with on our teams. I have served on the Board of Directors from 2008 through 2010.
|2010||Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training||Dave Matthews||6.00|
|2010||Advanced Interdisciplinary Training||Fauss and Hembree||6.00|
|2009||Conflict Resolution Training||Esch/Hufschmidt||6.00|
|2009||Basic Collaborative Law Training||Chip Rose||7.00|
|2009||Intermediate Collaborative Law Training||Joan Kelly PhD||5.00|
|2009||Intermediate Collaborative Law Training||International Forum||11.00|
|2008||Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training||Linda Solomon||6.70|
|2008||Advanced Interdisciplinary Training||Linda Solomon||13.00|
|2008||Intermediate Collaborative Law Training||INTERNATIONAL FORUM||14.00|
|2007||Intermediate Collaborative Law Training||Tessler/Judge Peterson||4.80|
|2007||Advanced Collaborative Law Training||Sharon Ellison||11.00|
|2006||Basic Interdisciplinary Training||Mattie/Romanoff Newmann/Clemmenson||3.50|
|2006||Advanced Interdisciplinary Training||Gamache/Smith||12.00|
|2005||Basic Collaborative Law Training||Linda Ojala||6.00|
|2005||Basic Interdisciplinary Training||Janice Pritchard||4.50|
|1995||Mediation Training||Karin Irvin||40.00|
- Child Specialist
- Divorce Coach
Postgraduate Education: University of Wisconsin – Stout Master of Science Degree 1990
Marriage and Family Therapy
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Minnesota Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Full time mental health practice providing counseling to adults, children, couples, families since 1980
- Member of Collaborative Law Institute since 2005
- Board of Directors for the Collaborative Law Institute in Minnesota from 2008 through 2010
- Co-chair of theTeam Practice Task Force
- Member of the Domestic Violence Task Force.
- Co-president of the Collaborative Law Institute 2011