Licensed Professional Counselor
Mandy holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and a B.S. in University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in Therapeutic Recreation and Spanish. For over fifteen years, Mandy was a counselor working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings, such as: hospital inpatient, School Linked Program, residential facilities and in-home counseling.
Mandy believes in approaching therapy with genuine care, concern, and unconditional positive regard. She has worked with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and has experience supporting individuals through depression, anxiety, panic, emotional dysregulation, traumatic circumstances, life transitions, academic struggles, grief, family conflict, divorce, peer relationships, and identity concerns.
“I provide therapy for children and adolescents with play in therapy as well as many other proven methods of care. I believe that adolescents have their own unique issues and concerns and I have helped many children, teens and adults navigate the effects of a disrupted home life or divorce. Whether online or in-person, I use proven interventions. I often include art therapy as research indicates that art can help people express themselves in a nonverbal manner, encouraging insights into life’s issues, and assist attention span.”
Mandy supports clients in discovering and strengthening connections within their communities. She feels that connection to community can support positive social, emotional, and psychological well-being. During therapy, she draws from a variety of modalities and theories including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Approach, Multisystemic Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Mandy provides a space that is non-judgmental, client-centered, and she establishes a therapeutic relationship that allows individuals the freedom to be themselves. She works with clients to replace unhelpful behaviors and thoughts with healthier, more productive ways of acting and thinking.
In her spare time, Mandy enjoys soccer, tennis, and exploring the Twin Cities with her husband and two school-age children.