I am a clinical psychologist, and my background is in helping people through anxiety, depression, and trauma-related issues. I love to assist my clients in exploring their strengths and values, so that we can collaboratively find ways for them to get unstuck and to live satisfying, meaningful lives. I think that connection is vital to our work together, and strive always to meet people where they are with compassion. I use my training and experience in proven therapies to help my clients find new approaches to the pain they face. I meet each client with respectful curiosity, and a desire to build trust that is necessary for healing.
Sometimes life can be difficult to handle alone. There are times a person needs outside help. My clients are a diverse group of people from various genders, sexual orientations, races, and backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of problems. I commonly assist people with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, transitions-life changes, substance abuse, mental illness/addiction, and grief. My hope is you'll find solutions, serenity and improve your well-being. I want to join you in your journey to an improved life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LMFT, LP
I have over thirty years of experience helping people deal with life's challenges and changes. My personal approach to helping people is caring, supportive, solution-oriented and tailored to their individual needs and situations. I emphasize a positive approach to change based on a person's strengths,individual needs and resources. I have extensive experience dealing with stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, couple counseling, substance abuse, depression and anxiety and navigating life's transitions.
Beginning counseling for the first time can be frightening. The journey to emotional health takes courage. Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest challenges. Owning our own story and loving ourselves through that process is one of the bravest things that you will ever do. Your courageous journey in counseling is a way to reach personal goals, reduce suffering, and get more joy out of life. We have an unlimited capacity to heal ourselves, despite the pain we've suffered.
The journey to mold yourself to what society thinks is beautiful, fit, and healthy has wasted so much time, energy, and money. Despite being hard-working, dedicated, and ambitious, each attempt ends up the same: Feeling like a failure every time you don’t hit your goal weight or gain it back, berating yourself for not having the will-power to change your body, and being shamed by doctors, other health care providers, your family, your friends, and complete strangers. You’re tired, frustrated, sad, angry…and completely defeated. You deserve to live your life without guilt, shame, deprivation, and judgment!
It is my belief that life includes suffering and that there are two influential ways that we create more suffering for ourselves. The first is a lack of acceptance of our reality and the second is isolation that results from not practicing vulnerability and connection in our relationships. I am here to help by offering support and validation as well as reliable psychological techniques to help you through whatever current struggles you are encountering. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have experience working with couples, families, and individual adults and adolescents.
I believe that engaging in talk therapy can be one of the most courageous steps a person can take in their journey to self-discovery, healing, wellness, and hope. Using humor and empathy, I work to build a strong therapeutic relationship from which to offer validation and support for my clients. I approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective, working with each individual to gain insight into their lives and find the strength and courage to work through life's challenges and suffering to find healing and live authentic whole-hearted lives.
I am passionate in providing a strength-based and non-judgmental space for you to explore your needs within a confidential therapeutic relationship. I provide a compassionate, empathic, and collaborative space for people to explore mental and emotional conflict, life transitions, grief, trauma, and challenges within interpersonal relationships. I believe in people's intrinsic strength, courage, and resilience in exploring new possibilities and develop enhanced coping skills. I enjoy working with children, pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I also enjoy working with families and providing parent guidance.
Life is hard - and 2020 (and beyond...) has brought that to light in a new way. Are you recognizing you might need some extra support? Do you find that you are constantly second-guessing yourself or lack the motivation to make change? You are not alone and I would love to meet you and support you on your healing journey.
Everyone comes from different backgrounds and challenges that can throw you off course. With proper guidance, support, and work, life can be promising again. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with couples, individuals, and families facing a variety of different challenges. I work with my clients to develop a genuine connection through compassion, honesty, trust, and support. Originating from Haiti, I am a diverse therapist that works well with various backgrounds and cultures. I am always interested in acquiring more knowledge on all cultures in today’s society.
At some point everyone struggles with feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, self-doubt, or guilt. Sometimes we can work through these periods on our own. Other times we benefit by talking to a compassionate therapist who can help decrease feelings of distress and increase our ability to thrive. I am a doctoral-level psychologist who conducts evaluations and therapy with adults 18+. I have significant experience helping clients work through depression, mania, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma, among other issues.
My name is Beth Anderson. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and I'm passionate about women's mental health. I believe in finding the root cause of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life stressors (etc.) so clients can regain their confidence, improve their mood, and renew their inner strength. I believe in providing clients with the best quality of care possible so they receive lasting results.
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We provide individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as psychiatry and medication management. We specialize in providing high-quality mental health services to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UMN, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
Where do you you heal? Is it always talk? I have worked with children/families most of my career and have had to think of different ways to process feelings. For young children it's often play, for older children working with animals, for many it's a walk in the woods. Brain science confirms that these methods are effective for emotional regulation. The most successful factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. I honor that. Some clients bring two session issues,others bring trauma that need a trusting, gentle partner. Come, let's works best for you.
Are you having a difficult time stopping negative behaviors? A majority of us cope with internal problems by using negative external solutions. Examples of negative solutions may be alcohol abuse, substance abuse, overeating, compulsive sexual behavior, gambling, etc. Any behavior that throws off a healthy balance in your life.
I enjoy helping and working together with clients to find practical solutions to the daily problems and stressors that they may be experiencing in personal relationships, at home, work or school. I specialize in working with children, teens, women and families. Areas of focus: Anxiety, Depression, School-Academic Issues, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Parenting, Family Conflict, Grief/loss, Child Behavioral Issues. Hours provided:some evenings and Saturdays.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Limited openings for Telehealth and In-Person sessions, easy online scheduling! If you or your child are experiencing difficulties with mood, attention, or behaviors I am here to offer a new perspective. In therapy, we can reflect on the difficulties you are having, find patterns, and explore new ways of responding. Together, we’ll set goals for healthier functioning and celebrate your small successes. I tend to incorporate hands-on activities during sessions since it is really helpful for both kids and adults to make something to bring home as a reminder until our next session.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC, LGSW, LPCC, LICSW
Walking with you until you are through. Everyone needs help at some point in their life. Some people struggle with significant mental health symptoms, some need help with a life change. Some people need someone to talk to, and some people are not sure what they need, they just want to reach out. Mental health IS health. At our clinic, our clients are treated with respect and care. When you call Acquire, our therapists will reach out before your appointment, either to schedule directly with you, or to introduce themselves. We understand that therapy can be a change in your life, and want to help you in the best way possible.
Currently I am doing Telehealth only, so can meet with clients who reside anywhere in Minnesota. When you are ready for change in yourself or your life, I want to help you achieve your goals. We will plan an effective direction for you. I emphasize identifying and building strengths as well as addressing problem resolution. We focus on the unique needs of each person or couple, which may include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Therapeutic methods include cognitive-behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, relaxation/visualization techniques, self-image psychology, art therapy, philosophy, aromatherapy, journaling.