First, a little history. As an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I experienced overwhelming anxiety. Hypnosis appealed to me because I wanted to try something that went beyond more traditional forms of therapy. I completed a course of hypnoanalysis, a hypnosis protocol for treating an array of mental health issues.
I’m happy I tried it because hypnoanalysis changed my life. Some changes were immediate—like the end of my panic attacks and sleepless nights—and some changes manifested over a longer period of time. By the end of my course of hypnoanalysis, I felt balanced, calm, and capable. I was surfing stress and anxiety without even thinking about it. I found the protocol so powerful and fascinating that I decided to get my Master of Social Work and learn how to do hypnoanalysis myself.
my approach & Modalities
I believe that every person’s experience is unique and valuable. As such, I hold you and your experiences with kindness, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. In my practice, you will receive cutting-edge treatment with a solutions-focused emphasis. I use hypnoanalysis, a highly effective, structured protocol to reveal and heal the roots of your problems. I also am trained in traditional talk therapies, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Internal Family Systems.
While hypnosis is the most powerful tool for creating long-lasting change, talk therapy is certainly appropriate in some situations—sometimes just talking it out is necessary.
Working together, therapy is a place of healing and growth, and an opportunity for you to find the answers that you have been searching for.
Advanced, specialized training in the hypnoanalysis residency program
Therapist at University Health Services at UW-Madison working with individuals and groups
Youth counselor at Briarpatch Youth Services
Communications specialist at the Center for Healthy Minds, a research institute on campus dedicated to studying the neuroscience of well-being
Areas of expertise
Undergraduate and graduate students with problems transitioning to college and/or experiencing test and performance anxiety and stress
Things aren’t clicking
Depression or feeling “dead inside”
Somatic symptoms such as stomach issues, pain etc.
Difficulty feeling grown up and thriving in the adult world
Searching for your “true self”
National Association of Social Workers
American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysis