Horse Lover, New Kitten Mommy, Concert Goer, Hiker, Strength Finder, World Traveler
Licensed Professional Marriage & Family Therapist
State of Minnesota #2455
Licensed Professional Marriage & Family Therapist
State of Colorado #1345
Certified Instructor: Professional Associate for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
Expert Level Certified Life Coach
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family:
Capella University | Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:
University of Wisconsin | Cum Laude
Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Certified in Trauma-Focused CBT ( TF-CBT)
Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Extensive experience in Eating Disorders
Areas of Expertise:
Animal-Assisted Therapy, Assertiveness, Binge Eating, Body Image, Addressing All or Nothing Thinking, DBT, Eating Disorders, Emotional Regulation, Perfectionism, Positive Psychology, Self Compassion, Shame and Vulnerability
Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused, Relational Therapy
Do you tend to think in all or nothing thinking? Are you all in or all out? Super happy or feel really down? Do you see your thoughts and/or behaviors impacting your relationships or peace within yourself? I am so excited helping people restore that balance!
This lack of balance can play out in many ways: chaotic relationships, work stress, lack of self esteem, poor body image, unusual eating habits, creating rules for yourself to feel like you’re staying in control. Together, we will learn to vanquish the illusion of no-control and shift you towards living an authentic life. I want you to be empowered and trust in yourself to make the choices that are best for you.
Although most people look for guidance or help when things are going wrong, it’s also helpful to find what is going well in your life to compliment the hard work you’ll be embarking on. I excel at helping people find and practice gratitude, recognize their natural strengths, laugh more, find peace and increase their hope.
Professionally empathetic yet direct. Zest and passion yet grounded and results. Driven, motivating and thrives off of human connectedness.
Wanderlust is real! I developed a travel bone in college, and have since lived and traveled as much as possible. I appreciate the active lifestyle of travel, for work or pleasure, so fully believe in online therapy as the way to embrace it while being on the go!
When I lived in Colorado, I learned to appreciate nature and slow down in life. I experienced peace and tranquility and the ability to ground myself to the current moment and be present with my environment and people around me.
I moved to California for graduate school, but found myself wanting to travel the world still. I then backpacked European countries for 6 weeks and returned an inspired person ready to again insert more into life than to work. I transferred my schooling to an online graduate program, began running a Therapeutic Horse Program for behavioral health youth in California, and took many more trips while doing so.
After graduating with my Masters, I worked as the Family Therapist and Treatment Coordinator for suicidal teenagers in a residential setting, gaining expertise in treating an array of issues such as anxiety and depression, trauma and attachment, self harm and suicidal ideation, transgendered and identity conflicts, and addressing family system concerns.
When I became fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I began working as the Intensive Day Program lead therapist at an eating disorder center. I conduct processing groups, psychoeducation groups, and also see individual clients as well as families in the outpatient setting.
I have found that Positive Psychology has been incredibly helpful throughout my professional and personal approach to life. While I can help you problem solve really difficult and distressing issues, I also can help you in finding your strengths in order to build resiliency and empowerment over future circumstances.
Cody is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Minnesota and Colorado, focusing on issues that arise through relationships and interpersonal problems. She is certified as an Expert Level Life Coach, and is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Cody is also a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as a Certified Instructor.
DBT credentials provide knowledge and experience to help manage moods swings and tolerating emotions. TF-CBT skills teach grounding skills to help manage anxiety and trauma symptoms in order to prepare for more intense trauma therapy such as EMDR. Being a PATH instructor certifies that Cody can use horses in a session safely as well as therapeutically to provide biofeedback about emotions, assertiveness, and relationships.
Educationally, Cody holds her Masters degree in Human Service, specializing in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Capella University. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Art at University of Wisconsin- Stout. Her experience has since focused on providing family therapy to teens and their parents, self harm and suicidality, eating disorders and dual diagnoses this can bring (anxiety, trauma, grief, etc), and has done so in both outpatient level of care as well as Partial Hospitalization and Residential levels of care.
Not only has schooling provided the education needed for ethical and sound counseling to clients, but collaborating with team members has always been of utmost importance. Cody has worked in teams consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, medical professionals and registered dieticians. Through this teamwork, Cody has learned about the impact of nutrition and movement on mental health, how psychotropic medications can help and hinder psychological work, and how medical concerns can interfere with client’s ability to thrive in therapeutic topics. Because of this experience and knowledge, Cody can provide a holistic view of a client's clinical picture and need for interventions.
Cody has been a great shoulder to lean on. She's helped me get much more in touch with issues I've been having!!
I love Cody.. she has been an absolute pleasure to work with!
Cody was able to ascertain my needs easily and swiftly and told me exactly what I needed to work on.
She gave me new perspective on some problems I was having.