Edina, Minnesota 55439
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
The Collaborative Team process is designed for couples who are facing a crisis or transition time in their family relationship, and want to create hope for the entire family to have a good future. This means that, whether or not a couple will separate or divorce, both Husband and Wife see the need to work respectfully together for the sake of their children and families. The Collaborative process offers a completely private and confidential means to address emotional, psychological, financial and legal tasks which occur with a separation or divorce. The process may even assist with reconciliation.
As a Family Specialist I help guide couples through this process, to make sure they are getting the most value out of the professionals they work with, and that they are addressing the underlying emotional or psychological issues which will help them achieve a deeper resolution and long term success. I assist couples by developing effective communication skills and techniques to reduce anxiety so they can express creative solutions and make informed decisions about their future. As a Family Specialist I also support couples in the drafting of future orientated parenting and communication plans.
As a Family Specialist I assist the children, and their families, to address the needs that arise as the family restructures from a family living in one home to a family living in two homes. I meet with parents to obtain developmental information, identify family strengths and set goals for the children's needs in the process. I also meet with the children to assess their hopes and needs for the future. As a Family Specialist I also help the parents create a future orientated parenting plan. Together, both parents and I develop detailed plans for child transitions, on-duty and off-duty parenting time, parenting philosophies and much more.
I offer a one hour consultation for a recommended donation to a non-profit organization of your choosing.
Professional ActivitiesMinnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 Roster -- Family Mediator
St. Cloud State University ~ B.S. in Community Psychology 2002
Bethel Seminary ~ M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy 2005