I work with teens and adults that choose high energy sports, lifestyles or a profession
that results in struggles of shame, blame or secrets.
For counseling sessions, I travel to your home or office for the ultimate convenience & scheduling flexibility.
If you prefer office-based counseling, I have two convenient offices.
For the UpNorth clients, I have a counseling office in downtown Princeton. If you are Urban and NorthMetro, I have an office located in downtown Anoka.
Begin Insight to Understand Action
Maybe it's the relationship with the job, the team, the family, a sponsor, or a significant other that suddenly ended.
Your friends, colleagues, or teammates have all moved on. You want the passion and excitement of yesterday, today.
Yet, you do not know how to reclaim it.
And then it begins; the blow-ups, melt-downs, shut-downs, and just everyday breakdowns. Overwhelmed doesn't even describe it.
Sure, physically you are in shape and active.You may be "good once" as you ever were; You used to be a Superstar. Talent made you a Professional. You used to command the runway, jetway, highway, and all ways. And now there is an epic roadblock preventing your life from moving forward.
After spending over two decades participating in extreme sports, along with many life and family struggles, I lived major life transitions.
I agree that sometimes we do not perform the way we would like to. I also know that sometimes our careers or personal lives can cause great personal anguish, leaving us to feel totally defeated.
In our defeats, is where we find our greatest hope. And hope is where we begin...
Not about Change.
Counseling with me is about empowering you to be more of the person you envision.
Counseling with me is about empowering you to do more of the things that give you personal satisfaction.
My area of expertise is exploring the hardships that develop from shame, blame, or secrets because we engage in an extreme sport or lifestyle or have chosen an elite professional career.
My professional style is just what my company name says "Insight to Actions."
Together in counseling, we begin to understand who you are today and what needs to happen to live life forward.
Counseling with me, you can expect a solution-focused approach, which stays very much in the present day. That is not to say; we may visit past struggles to determine what is best for your next life chapter.
What is Shame, Blame or Secrets?
I have been honored to spend the last decade working with clients in their homes, at an agency and office, along with seeing clients in local schools. I have come to learn that most all client struggles are the result of either Shame, Blame or Secrets.
Shame is a passionate feeling of unworthiness to receive love, respect or acceptance from self or others. Shame feels intensely toxic preventing us from experiencing a life of grace and happiness. It's a feeling that a life event or tragedy has dumped cement over our hearts, preventing us from feeling confident and joy in living day to day.
Blame is an angry feeling that life has been hugely unfair, unjust or socially inexcusable and something outside of our own control needs to change for our lives to feel changeable.
Secrets are personal and healthy, until they are not. Only you know, if what you keep hidden, be an event, person or true desire, is preventing you from living the life you deserve.
The location of your counseling sessions is up to you. I can travel to your home or home. This offers both privacy and scheduling flexibility and you do not have to travel to an office or spend time in a waiting room.
I also have a two beautiful offices. One is in downtown Anoka, that overlooks the Rum River and Two Rivers Historical Park. This office is spacious enough for your family and is also ADA accessible. My second office is in Princeton, to best reach the rural communities of central Minnesota. At both locations, I collaborate with Fuller Living and Associates which allows me to accept most all medical insurance.
Because we meet at your preferred location, this allows you to maximize therapeutic efficiency due to comfortable and familiar surroundings at a time that is most convenient for you.
Here are just a couple of the events we are planning.
Snowshoeing, Fat-Tire Biking, and Skiing Events
We will let the cool temperatures inspire our adventures.
Canoe Trips & Boating
In a state with more than 10,000 lakes, we will find plenty to inspire our well-being.
Every Season Has Beauty
Blending Outdoor Adventure and Mental Health