John Gunvalson

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(763) 343-7531

John Gunvalson

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Aspire Therapy
15612 Minnesota 7
Suite 231
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(763) 343-7531
Offers online therapy

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About

How many therapists did your parents have you see as a kid? Has anybody in your life commented on your "adoption issues"? How many times a day do you ask yourself where and how do I fit in? Maybe the mindset you used to help yourself survive childhood is now hindering your growth in adulthood. Why aren't there more therapists who are adoptees? These are some of many questions and issues I hope that we can work on together. I aspire, because I am an adoptee, to have you spend less time explaining what adoption was, and more time working on current issues.
I have been providing clinical services in the Twin Cities and Central Minnesota for 15 years, focusing on underserved communities. I am a transracially adopted male born in Quito, Ecuador and raised in rural Minnesota in a primarily Scandinavian environment.
I use CBT and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with people to work through their challenges and achieve their goals. My extensive experience comes from working with individuals in acute crisis, cumulative trauma, adoption issues, anger management, serious and persistent mental illness, Dual Diagnosis, and parenting issues facing parents of adult children.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $275 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 343
  • School: Bethel University
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Location

Aspire Therapy
15612 Minnesota 7
Suite 231
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(763) 343-7531
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties
Zips
Specialties
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Burnout
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties
Zips
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022
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John Gunvalson

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC