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Heidi Waldoch
Owner, Marriage & Family Therapist

We get that not everyone is excited to come to therapy. We have an amazing group of therapists who have a non-judgmental stance and value the client. We have 4 locations in Rogers, Buffalo, Circle Pines and Wayzata. We work with many struggles such as relationship issues, communication, depression, anxiety, ADHD, chemical dependency, co-dependency, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, neglect, and stress. We specialize in working with adolescents and Adult Women doing DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills groups, families, couples, children, teens and individuals. We also have therapists who specialize in the work from Brené Brown. We have many therapists who do EMDR and work with people who have been stuck from things in the past and also difficult trauma and/or PTSD. We are a small agency and take pride in our values. We offer a 30-minute consultation to make sure it's a fit for our clients before committing to therapy.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Partners
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Multiplan
  • OptumHealth
  • PreferredOne
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • ValueOptions

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Analisa Jayasekera
MA, LAMFT

Are you a pregnant or postpartum mom, dad, or partner who feels overwhelmed, constantly on edge, or like you don't recognize yourself anymore? Maybe you are working so hard to do all the things and be everything to everyone and feel like you are always falling short. If this is you, counseling can help.

In a relationship? Perhaps you find yourself arguing with your partner about the same thing over and over. Perhaps you feel disconnected from him or her or just want to recapture those feelings you had when you were first dating. If this resonates with you, don't give up hope, give counseling a try.

My name is Analisa and I am a psychotherapist, though I also call myself a Hope-Sparker and Self-care Advocate. I am privileged to sit with people and hear their stories and help them recognize their strengths.I am passionate about empowering my clients to make positive changes, nurture self-discovery and awareness, and find joy again. It may feel like you need to hit rock bottom in order to go to therapy, but I believe therapy is for everyone. You don't have to wait any longer, find relief and invest in your wellbeing by contacting me today. I offer a free phone consultation to new clients.

I am conversational fluent in Spanish, and welcome ESL clients.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne

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MN Mental Health Consulting

MN Mental Health Consulting is an outpatient therapy clinic that provides individual, family and couples counseling. We work with children, adolescents and adults. Each of our providers has a particular focus and area of specialty such as anxiety and depressive disorders, marital conflict, postpartum disorders or behavioral issues in children and teens. Please contact our office to discuss finding the right therapist for you.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Partners
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • OptumHealth
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions

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Amy Hertle
LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping people who want to improve their life and relationships. I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing problems and seeking change. The process of change will be unique to your situation and will begin by defining your problem, discussing your thoughts and feelings, understanding the origin of the difficulty and developing new skills to address and manage painful emotions and resolve depression and anxiety. Who you are as a person will help to determine the ways in which you will change your life. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process where you and I will work together to gain greater insight and understanding of what is working and not working in your life. It is through this awareness where I believe change will begin. I strive to provide a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where individual strengths and differences are respected and honored. I consider it a privilege and an honor to partner with people as they achieve a more fulfilling quality of life.

While I am influenced by several theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and a strength based focus, I believe that individuals benefit and respond to an approach unique to their personality and needs. As a result, my approach is eclectic, flexible and tailored to meet individual needs. I use a down-to-earth, compassionate style and strive to develop a trusting relationship and safe, supportive environment where people will discover their own strength, direction and purpose.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy

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Melanie Vinton
MA, LMFT

Melanie brings brightness, encouragement, and balance to her work with you. She believes that using a holistic approach encourages success.

Melanie graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School in November 2007, and established Invigorate Life Counseling, pllc in 2010.

Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion to support and reframe your ?nutty nonsense? thoughts into positive forward-moving action. She often uses EMDR as one of her approaches with clients that may feel stuck in the past or are having difficulty getting through one of life?s obstacles.

Melanie works with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families.
Some areas of focus and experience include achieving work-life-balance, anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem improvement, as well as communication and boundary issues.

As the owner of Invigorate Life Counseling, Melanie believes that having an eclectic community of therapists provides greater opportunities to strengthen and revitalize both individuals and families.

Melanie offers the following services:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy: Melanie is a trained EMDR therapist and uses this specialized approach with children, adolescents, teens and adults. She uses a variety of EMDR protocols to assist with the healing process of trauma, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, chemical dependency, and fears.

Psychotherapy groups:Melanie has facilitated a wide variety of groups and is very passionate about the benefits a group therapy process can provide. Some groups she has facilitated in the past include Managing Mental Health Symptoms, Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem and Encouragement to name a few.

Supervision / Case Consultation: Melanie is a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor available for MFT, LPC, and LPCC licensure supervision (individual and group). She also offers case consultation for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Case Managers.

Communication Workshops for Companies: Melanie offers communication workshops to assist employers and employees with team building,conflict resolution, and communication exercises.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Susan Garfield
MSW, LICSW

I help divorcing and divorced individuals and families successfully complete the divorce process in a respectful and empathic setting, providing guidance, expertise in the best interest of children and skill building so that children get the very best from what each parent has to offer them. I provide individual counseling, mediation, co-parenting counseling, parenting consultation, and custody evaluation/best interest recommendations.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Todd Caze
M.Ed, LPC

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a broad background in individual, family and group psychotherapy. I have special interests in: identifying adaptive and appropriate ways to deal with depression and/or anxiety/OCD; athletic performance including anxiety, sports injury and nutrition; work performance including low performance, pressures and motivation; developing better impulse control and creating an environment to be successful for those with ADHD; and men's issues specifically around emotional restrictiveness, lack of intimacy and gender role conflict.

I graduated with my B.A. in Human Development and a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. I received additional training from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

This additional training was in the treatment modality of Exposure/Response Prevention therapy. This is one of the best treatment methods for anxiety and is the American Psychological Association's best practice for treatment of OCD. Few professionals receive additional training in this area.

Men's Group:

Men are taught to use logic, work hard, take action, and play hard. Today, men receive many messages that what they have learned are wrong. Men often do not have a safe place to act naturally and feel acceptance. Group is a safe, nonjudgmental place to explore the meaning and feeling of being a man. The Group is for Men... - with changes in important relationships and /or career - who want to experience more effective communication and intimacy in their lives - experiencing difficulty with marriage, family, divorce or work relationships - with depression, loneliness, social anxiety, or low self esteem.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness

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Samantha Yerks
Psychotherapist/ Clinical Social Worker

Having worked several years as a therapist treating adolescents with dual disorders, I have come to be more aware of myself in the therapeutic relationship. Adolescents, like most people, prefer to work with someone who, "gets it" so to speak. As a therapist I present in a collaborative manner, working with my clients to make sure that they feel comfortable and are going on the track they intended when they initially sought therapy. Several studies have shown that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor to creating change, that's why I focus heavily on the foundation that I create with my clients, making sure they are feeling heard, understood and are not feeling treated like just another person. My theoretical foundations are based on object relations, existential, relational and other psychodnynamic approaches that assist my clients in creating a stronger relationship with themselves - so they can then apply what they learn to their relationships with others.

I work with a wide range of individuals, specialize in women's mental health and the treatment of addiction. Some of the common areas that I treat are: relationship problems, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, family of origin issues, abuse, change, insecurities, problems managing stress, mood instability and anger. I work with adolescents and adults who have dual disorders and I have a solid background in the treatment of individuals who cope with dual disorders.

I provide:
Mental Health Evaluations
Substance Abuse Evaluations (including Rule 25 format)
Family Dynamic Assessments
Individual Therapy
Couple's Therapy
Family Therapy

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

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Heather Holt
MSW, LICSW

Have you had a difficult time connecting with others? Do you have a good relationship with yourself? It takes a lot of bravery to seek assistance and support for life’s difficult situations – you are not alone. Do you feel that you have a long-standing and complex mental health concern? What about this – are you having a difficult time connecting with your partner? Feeling stuck? These are some of the challenges that I have helped others (like you!) work through. We can problem solve and strategize on how to take your next step. Working with many diverse clients in difficult situations, I have an extensive background around racial, ethnic, diverse socioeconomic, and cultural issues. I am a counselor that is community-minded and believes in working with you to create brave choices while going in-depth on the paths you chose to explore in your therapy. I believe in working collaboratively together to develop practical steps to achieve solutions to immediate problems and proactive approaches to long-term issues. Using a collaborative and strength based approach; I have been counseling people since 2010. How we treat ourselves is critical to our day-to-day lives, to our families, to our communities, to our future – you deserve a good relationship with yourself.

Those who are interested in taking a creative approach in therapy are welcome. Maybe you have writer’s block or you are stuck in your life and/or creativity. When working with individuals, couples, families and different cultures, I utilize my experience in the arts to help individuals express things creatively that they may be hard to express verbally. Some individuals do not think of themselves as “creative enough,” but, this is an option open to all clients I work with. I believe that everyone deserves a good relationship with themselves.

Let’s work together to create a plan for you. If therapy with me doesn’t feel “right,” we will find someone who is a good fit for you.

Specialties
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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David Decker
MA, Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for over 35 years. I am currently in solo private practice in St. Paul, MN. I have held a variety of positions during that time, including serving as director of a residential adolescent chemical dependency program, directing a residential facility for mentally ill adults, and providing therapy in both university and community-based settings.
Immediately prior to my current private practice, I worked for six years in a group private practice and for ten years at a community mental health center. It was at this center where I served as director of the domestic abuse program and developed a men's domestic violence treatment model described in a book I have authored entitled Stopping The Violence: A Group Model To Change Men's Abusive Attitudes and Behaviors, published by Haworth Press (NY) in 1999. I led domestic abuse groups for 30 years using this long-term and comprehensive treatment model.

I have also created an anger management workbook, Embracing The Dark Side: Learning To Recognize and Handle The Emotions Within and Around You (for men and women in individual and couple counseling, in five-session anger classes, and in self-study); I have developed a manual to accompany a video production entitled Holding Patterns: One Look at Violence in the Home; and I have written articles on a variety of anger-related and personal growth topics for a number of different publications.

In addition to my clinical work and writing, I have designed and presented workshops and trainings on a variety of subjects to both professional and community audiences, I have served as an organizational development consultant to non-profit and for-profit businesses, I have assisted agencies in implementing their own anger management and domestic abuse programs, and I have frequently been interviewed by the media on current issues related to anger, domestic violence, and road rage.

My theoretical orientation includes cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, psychodynamic, and Reality Therapy elements. These involve emphasizing psychoeducation and skill-building, increasing awareness and mindfulness of internal processes (e.g. recognizing thoughts and feelings) and interpersonal interactional style (e.g. recognizing unhealthy and self-defeating behavior patterns), and helping to empower clients to take more personal responsibility for and to actually change parts of themselves and their lives that are not working well for them.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medica
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare

Locations

Amy-Ann Mayberg
MA, LAMFT

My practice was created to provide a safe space to help people awaken to their best self. It doesn't matter how young or old you are; whether you're partnered or single, male or female, a student, working for a living or retired - you are in relationship with other people. Regardless of your particular relationship configuration, or even your specific concern, the most significant relationship you have is with your self. How you perceive and understand yourself is the key to removing any barriers for you to become your best self - and live your best life. You, your perception, your attitude, and the action you take within your environment create the foundation for all other interactions in your life. You already hold within you the knowledge you need to overcome challenges and continue on with the important business of your life.

I enjoy working with individuals (mature and seasoned adults, emerging adults, and teens), and all styles of couples. I have successfully worked with clients on many issues ranging from addiction, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and a multitude of life-cycle transitions including those arising at end of life.

I invite you to connect with me for a free ½ hour phone consultation. Let me help you decide which issues in your life are calling for you to awaken to your best self.

Specialties
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • PreferredOne

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Brian Zirngible
LMFT

Hope. Healing. Happiness. We often find ourselves in emotional pain and it can be helpful to have a trained professional support us through our struggles. Sometimes when we feel sad, angry, or are struggling in a relationship, we often think there is no way out. These feelings are normal, and visiting with a therapist can be a helpful way to receive support and guidance through difficult times. It is my goal to partner with you to assist in dealing with life's uncertainties. We work together to highlight your strengths and talents, and bring attention to your positive qualities, rather than remaining stuck in a negative cycle of worry and doubt.

I use positive energy and enthusiasm while working with children (ages 7+), teenagers, adults, couples, and families. My approach to therapy is designed to improve self-esteem, confidence, and communication skills. I co-facilitate a teenage DBT group, which fosters emotional regulation and skill building. If you are interested, I can also help with relaxation techniques, guided imagery, visualization, and breathing exercises. Calming the mind can be a helpful way to find more peace in your busy life. We can also work together by using humor, music, and play therapy, where â??talk therapyâ? may not be as effective.

My wife and I enjoy walking our dog at various parks and trails. I am also a professional musician and DJ. I also enjoy hiking, biking, basketball, baseball, golf, downhill skiing, cooking, painting, astronomy, yoga, and travelling.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Military Related
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Steve Ruff
MA, LMFT

I have over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and parents. I work to build trust and rapport with my clients. With young children, this is often through Experiential Play Therapy. I help clients identify, process, and find solutions to the issues in their life that are causing them difficulty. When working with children, I typically work with the parent(s) in helping them understand their child, and to find the best responses to what might be difficult behaviors. Typical issues I work with are anxiety, separation anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavior challenges, school difficulties, grief and loss, divorce, adoption, trauma, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I have been trained in the Norton model of Experiential Play Therapy. I have learned that a child's primary language for processing their issues is play, and the toys are their words. Experiential Play Therapy allows the child the safety to confront and process their issues through play, while I serve as interpreter and collaborator on their journey. Video technology allows me to have the parent in the play room with the child as appropriate, while I give instruction and feedback about the play from my office. This allows the child to work through important issues in the presence of their primary attachment figure - their parent, and deepens the connection between parent and child.

I also work with adolescents and adults in providing talk therapy, and work to achieve the same goals of identifying, processing and finding solutions to life's difficult issues.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling

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Angela Saeger

I believe that life can become overwhelming at times but that change is obtainable. I work in a collaborative format to help clients work towards improving daily life. I work with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, marital discord, and child behavioral issues.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Royster
MA

I worked for 10 plus years in the health care field. As a mother and a spouse in long term relationship, I understand the difficulty and crises that life throws your way. Grief and loss, emotional upheaval, relationship issues, and family members can all be confusing. A small step may be all that is needed to begin.

Betsy completed her Bachelors of Science in Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She also completed a post masters program in the study of marriage and family therapy and is currently in the licensure process for LMFT.

Betsy has experience in individual, marital, and family counseling. She states â??while I enjoy seeing couples, I see my marriage and family training as a theoretical viewpoint more than a technique I have learned. Everyone is a family member. These relationships, that often mean the most to us, are sometimes the hardest to navigate. My life experience as a mother and a spouse has shown me the huge impact that these relationships have on my day to day happiness.â?

As a former preschool teacher, she has years of experience with children. Some of the clients she has worked with have been from the swinger community, the gay community, individuals dealing with transgender issues, and relationship issues around bisexuality. She has worked in long term care facilities and done groups in an inpatient treatment setting. You will find Betsy as a down to earth, practical therapist, who wants to work with people toward their goals, immediate or long term.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Women's Issues

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Miriam Itzkowitz
LICSW

I believe that you are the authority on your own life. Within you exists the potential to fully express your authentic self and to live a fulfilling life. However, there are times in all our lives when we may experience stress, depression, anxiety, confusion, anger, fear, or complacency. When this happens it can be difficult to manage our lives effectively and with peace of mind. This is when professional support can be helpful. Whatever issues you are struggling with, I will collaborate with you to help you identify your goals and develop a treatment approach to empower you to realize them. I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

I have experience counseling adults and adolescents in clinical, home, and school settings. I use an eclectic approach to individual and group therapy, incorporating cognitive, creative, and holistic techniques to assist clients in sustaining authentic identities, coping with difficulties, and overcoming trauma. I also provide clinical supervision for masterâ??s level social work students. I have a Masterâ??s in social work from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from Grinnell College. My areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, transitions, relationships, anger, addiction, trauma, history of sexual abuse and assault, and life stressors (such as employment issues and job loss, divorce, and blended families).

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
  • Mental Illness
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Rebekah Miller
LMFT

I have a unique style that combines compassion, honesty, humor, and a belief that you have the strengths to overcome your challenges. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs in order to help them attain the personal growth they are striving for. I am passionate about the opportunity to provide care and support to people like you who are working to navigate life's challenges. I specialize in working with individuals, teens, couples, and families to address a wide range of emotional, relational, and behavioral concerns.

Is stress or anxiety overwhelming you? Are you feeling alone or like your emotions are out of control? Are memories from the past making it hard for you to enjoy the present?

Has your relationship been injured by hurtful words, lack of caring, or neglect? Are you trying to rebuild trust due to an affair or internet pornography? Are you worried that your relationship will never get better?

If you are having difficulty navigating these challenges, please reach out for support. You don't have to cope with these challenges alone. I look forward to supporting you on your journey toward growth and well-being.

Complimentary 30 Minute Consultation:
Counseling is only effective if you are able to have a comfortable, safe, and genuine relationship with your therapist. Because this relationship is so important, I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation to give us both the opportunity to discuss your concerns and determine if we will be a good fit for each other. If you are interested in the complimentary consult, please request it when you contact me.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Mental Illness
  • Military Related
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Emily Taylor
Art-Based Psychotherapy Intern

Emily is accepting individual clients for art therapy at Invigorate Life Counseling in St. Paul.

Emily brings a thoughtful, grounded, open-minded, and creative approach to her work with you. She believes that counseling and therapy is a collaborative process, and operates as a guide to help you reach your goals.
Emily uses the creative process and art-making as a tool to explore issues that are arising in your or your child or teen’s life, bringing awareness, meaning, and deeper connection with the self. She believes you don’t need to be an artist or be “good at art” to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences with art materials to support and inform your process of personal growth.

Emily works with individuals of all backgrounds, and has experience with children, youth, young adults, including GLBTQIA and gender-fluid populations. She believes that working together, offering and receiving mentorship, and being involved in our community can make our lives better, bring empowerment, and a sense of well-being and personal gratification.

“Today art therapy is widely practiced in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities, wellness centers… research supports the use of art therapy within a professional relationship for the therapeutic benefits gained through artistic self- expression and reflection for individuals who experience illness, trauma, and mental health problems and those seeking personal growth.” -- American Art Therapy Association

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

Locations

Megan Sigmon-Olsen
LICSW

I am an active therapist in session and use a client-focused and warm therapeutic approach. I specialize in working with teenagers as well as parents and families. I regularly see clients find their own answers in session; my belief is that people are inclined toward change and growth. My job is to help people figure out how they want to make changes.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Angela Pitton
Art Therapist

Art is a tool used to bring about positive change, and creates an environment of safety and comfort. Specially trained as an Art Therapist, I believe all people are creative. By utilizing images, we can gain insight about ourselves in a way words cannot always accurately express, and it offers a unique alternative to traditional talk therapy. Together we will set goals, increase coping skills, and remove barriers to help move you forward in your life. No previous art experience necessary, only an openness to self-reflection and growth.

I specialize in working with adolescents, but also work with children, individuals and families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, relationship and mental health issues, such as: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, abuse, trauma, self-harm, self-esteem and developmental disabilities. Clients come from various cultural, sexual, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

I earned my master's degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Art Therapy and Counseling. As a therapist at the Creative Arts Therapy Collaborative, I am directly supervised by Jessica Bruehling Cleberg, MA, LPCC, who holds a certificate in Art Therapy.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Alyssa Greene

Alyssa brings compassion, empowerment, and optimism to her work with clients. She believes that providing others with a hopeful environment results in the best opportunity for effective change.

Alyssa has a passion for traveling the world and exploring new cultures. These experiences have broadened her perspective and shapes her therapy philosophy as she finds that new experiences can open doors to exciting possibilities. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys planning her next adventure, spending time with her friends and family, and exploring new restaurants and events throughout the Midwest.

Alyssa graduated from University of Wisconsin – Stout in December of 2012 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alyssa has diverse therapeutic experience and is currently working to complete her License of Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC).

Alyssa likes to use a variety of methods in her work, including a cognitive-behavioral approach, and she loves challenging the negative thoughts that prevent others from being their best selves. Alyssa’s additional areas of passion are working with body image, eating disorders, athletes with disordered eating, anxiety, depression, and adjustment to difficult life transitions.

Alyssa enjoys working closely with individuals, couples, and families to help them find balance and peace in their lives. She truly believes that all people deserve to find love, acceptance and happiness on their journey through life.



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Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Kristin Kane
Registered Art Therapist MA, LAMFT, ATR

Kristin brings a collaborative, hopeful and gentle approach as a therapist to encourage the process of self-realization through art based therapeutic activities. This powerful approach engages and heals the spirit through the process of revealing images and symbols that come directly from the heart and soul’s desire for authenticity and wholeness. By engaging in this holistic and creative process, Kristin has helped countless individuals gain a greater self-awareness and find a deeper love of one’s self.

Kristin’s artistic vision has evolved over her 20 years as a professional artist. It was during this time that Kristin realized the healing power of artistic expression and found her desire to help others discover a greater sense of self during this therapeutic process.

Kristin creates a welcoming and supportive environment for self-expression, which helps her clients find an improved sense of wellness and overall health. Kristin believes that by embracing creativity through artful expression, client’s can find relief from emotional pain, gain self-understanding and insight, and heal from past trauma. Kristin’s compassionate presence has helped numerous individuals lead more self-empowered and fulfilling lives.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

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Cheryl Thapa
LICSW

Evolv Holistic Therapy: Trauma Healing. Brain Nutrition. Conscious Living. If you want to address your present day concerns from a body-mind-spirit perspective, call me today to find out how you can accelerate healing and work towards your potential. I am happy to talk with you about how an integrative approach to growth and healing differs from the average counseling experience. I provide individual, family, and group therapy and enjoy working with adolescents and adults from all walks of life.

I believe that unresolved trauma can contribute to present day blockages to health and happiness. Unresolved trauma can manifest as anxiety, emotional numbing, depression, angry outbursts, ADHD, chronic pain, addictions, as well as classic symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. In the healing process, you are the driver and I am the faithful navigator, honoring both short and long-term therapy solutions. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is a research-based integrative approach to therapy with many applications beyond the treatment of PTSD. I integrate knowledge of brain nutrition, as well as mindfulness and meditation practice into the therapy process. I am humbly honored to be a part of your path back to your true self. You can expect individualized therapy based on your unique goals, needs, and beliefs about recovery.

I have experience across mental health treatment settings, cultures, and age groups and have experience training mental health professionals in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Military Related
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Trauma/PTSD

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Rae Hoesing
Licensed Psychologist

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Emily Axen, MSW, LGSW
Individual and Family Therapist

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Dinah Haro
MA, LMFT

Ever increasing levels of stress and anxiety are commonplace in modern life. We have become so accustomed to living in this chronic state of hyperarousal that we now consider it to be a "normal" baseline of daily functioning. Unfortunately, for many this state of increased anxiety can begin to feel debilitating, demoralizing, and inescapable. It's hard to describe the feelings of hopelessness and isolation that those who suffer from severe anxiety face. It can wreak havoc on our most important relationships, limit our ability to grow, to be authentic, playful and creative, flexible, empathic and patient with both ourselves and others.
I specialize in the treatment of most anxiety symptoms and disorders as they manifest in adults and adolescents, including generalized anxiety (GAD), obsessive thoughts and excessive worry, social anxiety, test and performance anxiety, OCD and agoraphobia. I am currently accepting new clients at MN Mental Health Consulting in Edina.
Together we will explore issues of authenticity, self-assertion, control and the need to please. Explore your strengths, core values, and incorporate concepts of self care that acknowledge your needs. Learn to slow down and set reasonable expectations. Identify maladaptive patterns of feelings, thoughts and beliefs - while adding a more realistic, nurturing and permissive inner dialogue.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Partners
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • OptumHealth
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions

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Katie Harrold
LMFT

I work in a variety of ways to help clients approach their emotions, thoughts, behaviors and relationships in more flexible and comfortable ways so they can grow, change and heal. I take time to discover each person's approach to, and place in, the world.

People's life stories inspire me to help clients draw on their own intrinsic resources for healing. I help strengthen and enhance relationships by collaboratively exploring life experiences and patterns, with a goal of increasing resiliency and emotional functioning. I integrate these stories to create unique opportunities for change, growth and healing in our therapy process to help you get "unstuck."

I work with individuals, couples, youth, and families; as you the client define and construct them.
I am a relationship focused therapist. This means that I view people as in constant relationship to others: family, partner, children, friends, and community. I believe that individuals also benefit from this therapeutic approach. Some of my areas of special interest and experience include: use of play and art therapy techniques, and work with gender, youth, GLBTQ and loss issues.

This approach helps individuals, couples, youth and families of all definitions, and their surrounding communities see significant reductions in distress, better relationships, and resolution of targeted problems.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth

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Brittany Stageberg
Child and family therapist, MA

When life becomes challenging or overwhelming, many tend to shut down, stress, or suffer. I believe that every challenge and road block in life is a gateway to change, and with the right support change can offer a very bright and positive future. Change looks and feels differently to everyone and it takes the right person to hold that mirror up to help you keep moving forward and see hope in the future. My name is Brittany Stageberg, and I am a child and family therapist who specializes in childhood development and childhood disorders. I would love to be the person who can educate you about your child's difficulties and be the person who supports you and your families needs. I started my professional career 10 years ago as a mental health case manager for Hennepin County, meaning I know a lot about services, benefits, and systems that are designed to support children with mental health or behavioral difficulties. Therefore, I often feel that I am more of just a therapist, but a valuable resource and advocate for my clients. With that being said, I offer all my services in-home or in the community (ie: can meet with kids at school, in public or in the home) and do not work out of an office, because I believe that it takes too long to build trust with kids when they are forced into an office with an adult they do not know. I also believe it is easier for families to have someone come to them verses trying to balance another errand with their child. I am here to serve children and families in need and am very passionate about the work that I conduct. I am not your average therapist. I am young, energetic, happy and extremely knowledgeable in helping people find the strength and resources needed to be successful in life.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Lynn Luetgers
MA, LMFT

Lynn Luetgers offers individual, couple and family therapy utilizing a solution focused, strength-based approach. Embracing a collaborative perspective, she works together with clients to identify goals and provide a safe environment to share fears and struggles without judgment. Her background includes working with individuals experiencing: anxiety, depression, decreased self-esteem & confidence, family of origin issues, and grief & loss.

Lynn is an EMDR trained clinician, and offers this effective treatment for clients struggling with traumatic memories, anxiety and negative self-beliefs. Lynn offers couples coupleâ??s counseling with a focus on: communication skills, managing conflict, enhancing intimacy and trust, and cultural issues impacting your relationship. Lynn is certified in Prepare/Enrich counseling techniques for couples preparing for marriage and those couples interested in enriching their committed relationships. Parenting can be challenging and parents often have different ideas on how to raise their children. She has experience tailoring parenting strategies utilizing positive discipline techniques aimed at increasing accountability & responsibility, establishing family values and increasing healthy boundaries. Lynnâ??s experience includes working with blended families, culturally diverse families and families struggling with divorce or transition.
Lynn utilizes a Systemâ??s perspective to therapy which takes into account the clientâ??s family system and explores several sides to issues. A Systemâ??s view helps to eliminate the blame and shame often accompanying couple and family issues. Lynn also draws upon Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotional Focused and Attachment Theories as the foundation of her practice.
At the onset of therapy, Lynn will explore your concerns, relational patterns and symptoms that brought you to therapy. Together you will formulate a treatment plan and desired therapy goals aimed at reducing your symptoms.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Laura Barbeau
MA, LMFT

The primary question that drives my interest in therapy is -- how do we as humans become who we really are, while connecting with and supporting each other? The truth is Relationships Matter! And they are worth the work it takes to make them meaningful, and even great!

When we find ourselves questioning whether we can count on the significant people in our life to respond with an open loving heart, we tend to do one of two things; shut down and turn away to protect ourselves or attack, criticize and demand to be heard. The negative pattern gets established and the conflict or distance increases. Is it any wonder you keep to yourself when she is just going to criticize anything you say? or that you have come to expect so little from the one you love?

Humans are hard-wired for connection. Yet we all know that sometimes it is hard to keep those connections alive and healthy. Counseling has the power to help establish or re-create supportive bonds: by identifying the patterns that have taken hold, working toward corrective emotional experiences and creating change that lasts outside of therapy. We are happier, healthier, mentally stronger, live longer, and we are more able to become 'who we really are' when we are close and connected to others. In fact, being the best you can be inevitably involves being connected to people who value you and whom you value in return!

Additional areas of Expertise: Couples adjusting to Parenthood, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Kristy Schutt
LISW, MSW

Often times we want and need to make some life adjustments but may be blocked by unconscious or conscious thoughts and old beliefs. And at times, we
just can't do it alone, nor are we meant to struggle alone.

It is my heartfelt intention to work holistically with adults and adolescents-which means seeing each person's potential and holding the space for unrecognized potential within the body-mind-soul connection. I believe that each individual holds a unique story worthy to be told and heard.

My background includes over eighteen years in community social work and mental health settings, include in-home, residential and outpatient settings. I have worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, past or present traumatic stress, grief, and adjustments in life, using a psychodynamic and/or Somatic Experiencing® approach in the therapy. I am trained in Sandtray therapy which is another tool that many clients find safe, fun and powerful.

I believe in my role as an attuned guide, being side by side as clients return to or discover the life they want to live. Each client holds their own truth, their own wisdom. We can discover it together and restore aliveness! I enjoy working alongside my clients, as they explore their journey of emotional difficulties or life transitions and as they find the best solution for them.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD

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A.G. Wilson IV
LPC

It is my desire to provide a place that is safe for you to take a closer look at things, or step back and take in the bigger picture. I believe many of our problems are the result of losing our orientation to who we truly are or- maybe more commonly - never exploring & embracing who we are.
I believe change takes place within the context of the relationship we build together, providing a provocative environment for us to explore together... recalling the past, sifting it through the present, allowing it to reveal desires and passion for the future.
I know there are many events that often lead people to consider seeking mental health counseling. Sudden change or tragedy, serious illness, transitioning from one stage of life to the next, problems in your relationships, or realizing that you are feeling stuck or unsatisfied in life.
During these times, we sometimes realize that the tools we were provided have become ineffective or damaging to us, the outline we were given for life needs to be modified or no longer applies. While difficult, I believe it is times of turmoil such as these that give us, as humans, the freedom and opportunity for change.
I work with people of all sexual orientations, religious beliefs, and gender. I am a LGBTQ and Polyamory friendly therapist.
I have over ten years of combined experience working with youth, families. I work from an existential/psycho-dynamic perspective, focusing on the vital relationships of your life - including the one that develops between the counselor and the client.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD

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Tamera Mensink
MA, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Eagan, MN. I counsel adults, teens children, couples and adults. I specialize in PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and parenting issues. I also do EMDR therapy.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Jessica Ellison
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

We are all unique in the way we experience and interpret our world. Each one of us deserves a therapeutic relationship that is empathetic, non-judgmental, and understanding. Therapy needs to be meaningful and promote lasting positive change. No single approach or method works for everyone. As a therapist, it is my privilege and honor to learn what works for you as my client. Each one of us possesses the strength and ability to learn what motivates us and what holds us back. Together I’d like to create a plan to aid in reducing the pain and suffering with whatever struggles you have in life and to learn new ways to find happiness and inner-peace.

I have over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents in academic, non-academic, and clinical settings. My passion and drive for teaching and guiding our youth has always been at the forefront of my practice. My clinical experience includes working with children in their homes, foster homes, shelters, and schools and it allows me to value and appreciate the phrase “It takes a village.” We can influence positive change when important figures in our children’s lives work together. My work with adults is equally rewarding. By building a genuine relationship I believe I can better understand your present day perspective and where you are in your life. From there we figure out what motivates you. I want to help identify the obstacles in your way to make the adjustments you need to feel in control of your world and to experience more happiness. My work with adults has been truly inspiring and I have witnessed tremendous growth and empowerment through healing from within.

Children communicate through play and I love to play! Along with techniques from art-therapy and play-therapy I engage in talk therapy with both children and adolescents. My experience includes and is not limited to using mindfulness techniques/approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills with both youth and adults. This is your path, therefore I am client-centered and employ a personal strength-based approach. My practice has taught me much about how we are all different and at the same time share similar struggles in our relationships with others and ourselves. We all want happiness and to ease our suffering and this is done through change. Change is hard, it can be challenging, and you can make a change that counts.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • OptumHealth

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Gretchen Lewis-Snyder
Psychologist

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Theressa Duren, M.A.
Psychotherapist

Theressa brings an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to her work with clients. She believes in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. Theressa believes it is crucial to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable, cared for, and encouraged no matter the circumstances.

After graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Theressa worked several different jobs but kept feeling unfulfilled and wanted more from her professional life. She realized she was not utilizing her talents, so she returned to school to fulfill her greater purpose. Theressa enrolled at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota to gain a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. From that point on, she has felt she is exactly where she is supposed to be!

Theressa believes offering encouragement, education and supportive guidance are all critical elements of the therapy process. Theressa has firsthand experience with how encouragement can facilitate change. She possesses the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and creates a warm and welcoming environment centered on affirming the needs of the client.

Theressa specializes in working with couples and provides support for a range of martial stages from pre-marital counseling to navigating the process of divorce. Theressa has a strong ability to identify the core issues in couple relationships and enjoys the process of helping couples to move forward in a healthy and collaborative way. She also enjoys working with families and individuals going through transition or simply needing additional resources and support.

Theressa feels privileged and honored to be allowed inside the lives of so many diverse individuals through her work as a therapist. She feels it is a distinct honor to help others navigate through difficult circumstances, relationships, emotions, and create authentic connections with all her clients. As a therapist, Theressa is genuinely interested in her clients and works to develop a deep understanding of their worldview so she can encourage them to make the necessary changes for the betterment of their lives.

When she is not at work, Theressa enjoys creative projects, reading, puzzles, watching true crime shows with her husband, and spending time with her family and friends.

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

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Renee Divine
MA, LAMFT

I work with individuals and couples that are experiencing sexual or relationship challenges.

Seeking therapy can be a scary and unique experience. It can also be the most worthwhile step you'll take. I believe that good therapy is the result of a strong relationship between client and therapist. I work in a collaborative manner using humor in the process. I welcome the opportunity to be part of your journey towards healthy living and healthy relationships.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Connie Studer
MA, LMFT

Whether you struggle with relationships, addictions, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or past issues of abuse we will work together to meet your personal goals.

Individual Therapy
Connie Studer, M.A., LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is skilled at recognizing the most effective therapy approach to help you find more satisfaction and joy in life. You are unique and the issues you face are unique. We will work together to prepare a treatment plan with your personal goals for therapy defined and evaluate your progress toward meeting those goals. In our practice we are skilled in several therapeutic approaches; you can be assured that the most effective treatment for your issues will be available.

Couples Therapy
Most relationships are imbalanced in certain areas, leading to recurring power struggles and arguments. Areas such as sexual frequency, financial matters, and child-rearing are common conflict areas. It can be useful to explore these conflicts and imbalances with the aid of a relatively unbiased observer. (In couples' counseling the relationship is the client.) Certain power struggles and cooperative dynamics may have become so habitual or automatic in an intimate relationship that the individuals within the relationship may have learned to simply "settle," accepting areas of chronic dissatisfaction within the relationship as "the way things are." The therapist draws the couple's attention to various patterns underlying stubborn conflicts without taking sides or laying blame. Since clients in couples counseling are encouraged to understand their individual issues as they relate to couple dynamics, supplemental individual therapy is sometimes suggested as a means to maximize and accelerate couples work.

Call or email to arrange for a 30 minute consultation at no charge.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Craig Polsfuss
Psychologist

Human beings are innately healthy, wise and capable. Not experiencing this is simply the result of not understanding this power and allowing yourself access. My work educates and facilitates these in an enjoyable conversational process.

Let's meet briefly by phone or online at no charge to tell you more and see if there's a right fit.

Access Proven & Effective Leading Edge Advances:

- Online video sessions (confidential & convenient)

- Three Principles
An advanced understanding of the mind simplifies how we work and how to naturally feel and do better.

Understanding the three principles of human experience - Mind, Consciousness & Thought - uncovers the inner source of mental-emotional well being. This in turn decreases and eliminates the by-products of not understanding them, such as anxiety, depression and other mental-emotional distress and their effect on relationships and life in general.

This relaxed, conversational psycho-educational approach is enjoyable, insightful and often profoundly life-changing.

- Higher Brain Living
An integral (holistic) neuroscience breakthrough personal development program that amplifies and accelerates results by physiologically energizing the part of the brain designed for health and change.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD

Accepted Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Optima
  • OptumHealth
  • PreferredOne
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)

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Robert Lopno
Licensed Psychologist

I provide individual, family, and child treatment for a host of conditions and concerns. I also provide evaluations that can include mental status examinations, learning, memory, personality, and development. I have provided psychotherapy and evaluations as a licensed psychologist for twenty-three years.
For couples: I have a balanced marriage-friendly approach that guides my emphasis upon the value, for all involved, of a couple's commitment. You will be given helpful advice on how to resolve power struggles, improve intimacy, and reconcile after serious disruptions.
For families: I maintain great respect for the power of family relationships. The transition points of your family's development can strain even otherwise solid marriages. Effective discipline strategies, for teenagers too; respectful boundaries among the generations, and relationship building and inclusion are often cited as helpful approaches.
For individuals: I want you to experience a comfortable place from which to understand your concerns. I am focused the creation of a helpful therapeutic relationship. Admirable are the oftentimes considerable challenges that many client's have endured. Within each story often lay hidden resources and life skills of rehabilitation that together will be examined.

I enjoy and am passionate about helping people of all ages resolve relationship problems.

Specialties
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD

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Katie Mohr
MA, LMFT, LPC

Katie brings a warm, friendly and thoughtful approach to her work. Katie provides encouragement and support as you work through and process past and present life issues that prevent you from living a rich and fulfilling life.

From being raised in a small community to accomplishing her dream of living and working abroad, these experiences are the foundation for Katie?s work as a therapist and provide her with a broader view on how life experiences can impact your emotional well being.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School, Katie works with individuals, families and couples who are coping with a wide variety of life?s challenges. Katie is trained and specializes in providing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy which is a specialized therapeutic approach, designed to bring quick and lasting relief for many types of emotional distress. Although Katie enjoys working with a variety of clients, some areas of focus and experience include helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual issues and teenage to adult transition.

Katie?s role as your therapist will be to walk you through the process of greater self-understanding and to help you begin to take action toward healing the past, living in the present and looking toward the future.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Jane McCampbell
MA, LMFT

Jane McCampbell is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified EMDR therapist who received her Master's degree from Bethel Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota. She specializes in treating issues of developmental trauma (such as physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse inflicted during childhood), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, insomnia and phobias. In addition, she frequently works with issues associated with narcissistic relationships, spiritual abuse, cultural adjustment and career/workplace difficulties. She also provides a limited amount of couples therapy, treating relational and sexual concerns. She is certified in EMDR - a life-changing treatment for clients struggling with traumatic memories, reactivity and anxiety - and frequently uses the EMDR model to organize her therapy.

Jane's approach to therapy is drawn from both systems and attachment theories, which means she pays significant attention to the family of origin of each client and their relationships with primary attachment figures. She believes that our expectations of the world and others in it are significantly impacted by our early-life experiences, and frequently observes how interactional patterns come down the generations and play out in our adult relationships.

Jane is originally from London, England and has been in the US since 2002. Therapy is her second career following 17 years in business. She still offers consulting in marketing communications and branding on an occasional basis. She also teaches in a local marriage and family graduate program.

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Linda Cherek
RN, MSW, LICSW, FT

Linda Cherek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She utilizes an integrative approach to help clients make the necessary shifts in life to get what they need, heal from their losses and find HOPE. She is a Fellow in Thanatology, is certified in Pastoral Bereavement Counseling and trained in Critical Incident Stress Management. She is a group facilitation trainer and is a presenter locally and nationally on issues related to
trauma, stress, loss, and bereavement ministry. Linda believes we live life seeking and finding satisfaction, contentment, inner peace, life direction and purpose to what we do. Her experience, education, wisdom and spirituality are the foundation of the unique perspective and skills she brings to her psychotherapy practice.
Linda's current specialty areas are with adults and older adolescents experiencing grief/loss associated with death, suicide, chronic illness, life transitions and life losses. She also provides therapy for those experiencing divorce, trauma, recovery and women's issues.
Linda is a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW); The Association of Death, Education and Counseling ( ADEC) and the President of the Board of Trustees of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved, Inc. (NCMB).

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Kris Smith
LAMFT

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping to empower my clients to make changes to better themselves and their relationships. I approach therapy from a strength based, family systems, solution focused and a holistic approach. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 22 years in various settings such as inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient therapy, shelters, day treatment, residential treatment, corrections and chemical dependency. I specialize in working with adolescent issues, parent /teen conflict and crisis intervention. I have worked with people from all walks of life with various issues. I have a special interest in working with issues of spirituality as well as sexual addiction. I believe trust and the client/therapist relationship is the foundation for creating a positive therapy experience and outcome. I will complete a comprehensive assessment with you and together we will identify your strengths, values and tailor a plan to aid in finding solutions to obstacles in your life and relationships. My clients can expect someone who will walk along side them in a safe environment where they can identify and explore personal and relationship issues they want to work on. Coming to therapy takes a lot of courage. I see clients at their most vulnerable times. It is through lifeâ??s struggles where one will find their inner strength to embrace change, healing, hope and personal growth.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Mental Illness
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Women's Issues

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Heather Matson
MA, LMFT, ATR

I specialize in utilizing art as a therapeutic tool with many of my clients. Art is a form of communication that has no age, no gender, no race and no boundaries. Art heals the wounded, gives language to the nonverbal, eases the pain of illness, and reforms the offender. The creative process opens up the unconscious mind, cleansing emotional pain while giving a common universal language. I have many curiosities of the human condition. The darkest reaches of the mind and the behaviors that motivate us must be balanced with our individual strengths and inherit capacity for good social interest.

The interests that drive my curiosities are like that of a cultural anthropologist and social psychologist. As a part of the human species I believe that our motivations are found in our individual need to belong and have purpose in a social group. Our place is mapped out for us at an early age in a micro social structure we call our family system. The history that we share with our family helps define our genetic make-up, teaches us how to perceive the world, others and ourselves. As we grow and become our own individual, striving to find our place again in the world these perceptions will become truth, or we become confused to learn they are false. I believe that we all create our own future through the choices we make and the perceptions we believe to be true.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • UCare

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Angie Rackstraw
MSW, LICSW

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Women's Issues

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Robert Reis II
Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist, providing primarily individual and couples psychotherapy to adults. In addition to providing individual and couples therapy, I also am able to provide consultation, supervision, group psychotherapy, and psychological testing.

In my work as a psychologist, I believe that the relationship between the psychologist and client(s) is the vehicle for change. For this reason, I believe that my therapeutic style is one that strives to provide a safe and trusting environment, where you feel support, empathy, honesty, and genuineness. I strive to be transparent and open in session, and work to provide the space for you to be transparent and open as well. Therapy is a process and the work of therapy is shared by me as the psychologist and you as the client. I truly believe that through therapy I can help you find your strengths, feel better about yourself, process difficult past experiences, and understand how your current interpersonal relationships (including the in the room therapy relationship) contribute to your concerns. I also strongly believe that our environment can influence our functioning, and like to provide space to explore your various identities and how your experience with privilege, oppression, or discrimination may impact your day to day functioning.

I primarily consider myself a generalist, who can work with most presenting concerns by meeting with the client and truly understanding and joining them

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Stacey flogel

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Stacey Stillmunkes
MA, LMFT

I help individuals, couples, and families find their mental well-being. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to experience contentment, peace, and security; however, I recognize that we can easily lose sight of that and believe that other people or things outside of us can create or destroy that. In this busy world we live in, it seems natural to feel overwhelmed and stressed in our personal, relational, or professional lives. It is my passion to inspire clients to see that they can get through any challenge, while feeling peaceful and at ease.

With a strong belief that all human beings are healthy, I find it ever so magical to bring the health out in people. The human spirit is resilient and by simply telling clients this, they can change in a profound way. I differ from many mental health therapists in that I am not out to treat the mental illness in people, I am looking to help my clients see that they are mentally well and that they have been all along. As human beings, we all experience events that make us think about ourselves, others, or life in a way that causes discomfort at various degrees, but what we forget is that we do not have to live in that discomfort forever. I am guided by the belief that psychological reality is experienced through thought and so we as creative human beings have the ability to think about our life in a way that brings us joy, contentment, peace, and gratitude. I am not saying that this is easy by any means, but I am presenting what is possible for the human spirit and I am committed to helping others see this for themselves.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness

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Alissa Kaasa
Therapist

At some point we all need someone in our corner. I feel honored that, as therapists, we get to be that person in people’s lives. I understand the difficulty in telling someone your life story and want to create a space that feels safe, comfortable, and open so that you can feel more at ease when taking that step. I believe that the therapy relationship is an important part of healing and want to work with you to develop a partnership where you feel challenged and supported. I pull from different therapy styles to find what techniques fit who you are and your individual, situational needs with a focus on meeting you where you’re at, regardless of the life situations, loss, grief, or trauma you’ve experienced. I believe my role is to see things from a different angle while gently encouraging you to continue processing and learning new techniques that could lead to a happier, healthier life. I have experience working with teens and adults of all ages as well as people from various cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles. I enjoy working with women and co-facilitate Ambiguous Loss groups that focus on the unique losses women experience.

Specialties
  • Abortion
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility/Adoption
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Health Partners
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare

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Susan Lessley
MA, LMFT

I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation! Life Is Sometimes So Difficult... You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. GOOD FOR YOU! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk down the path to explore your life.

I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with sexuality issues (incest, sex addiction, partners of sex addicts, family sex education, sexual victimization), grief/loss, trauma, abuse, addiction, recovery, anger management, family violence, relationship issues (partners, siblings, family, friends), self esteem, pet grief, and issues related to relationships with pets.

I have been trained in EMDR (level 1) and by Pia Mellody in Post-Induction Therapy (developmental immaturity/codependency). I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation to ensure you and I are the best fit for each other. During this time we will discuss scheduling, fees, and how I can help.

Specialties
  • Addictions (Non Drug or Alcohol)
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Sexual Issues/Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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Rachel Greene
Owner/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Intuitive Therapy & Consulting is a mindful and holistic counseling clinic. Our therapists are highly skilled professionals who are trained to treat a variety of symptoms and presenting concerns from a whole-person approach. All of our therapists are fully licensed by the state of Minnesota or working under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist. Our goal is to partner with you to assist in identifying and understanding the important issues in your life that are creating struggles for you. Our holistic approach is to work to resolve the presenting symptoms or issues while identifying and addressing the underlying patterns. We strive to work together to offer ways to cope that work for you. We value integrity and respect and trust that you, as the client, know what feels right for you. We are here to listen and guide with nurturance and empathy. Our specialty areas include the following:

Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Religious/Spiritual Counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Accepted Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MinnesotaCare
  • OptumHealth
  • PreferredOne
  • TRICARE
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare

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