We can feel a lot of pressure to succeed or look a certain way. Sometimes we just don't feel good enough or that we have to do things "perfectly" to be accepted. We might even think, "when will I finally get there?", "why can't I just get over this?", or "I feel like there is something wrong with me." I am passionate about working with folks who want to break free from the cycle of struggle. Together, we will work to help you to heal your relationship with yourself and overcome your struggles; whether they are anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy, or eating disorder behaviors.
I am committed to deeply understanding one’s suffering and what it takes to change. I treat individuals across the lifespan, from childhood to older adulthood. From that, I have a developmental perspective and situate the difficulties one is facing.
It is exhausting living a life where you don't recognize yourself anymore. It feels like walking around with the weight of the world on your shoulders. You may hope this goes away by itself. You may worry that others won't understand. You may feel like you are weak if you ask for help. Life transitions impact your sense of self, relationships, family, and career. I want to help you find your inner strength to take control of who you are and how you want to live your life.
Life's problems can be complicated and confusing. If you are looking for guidance and encouragement to improve your life, I can help. I strive to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental environment to help you make positive changes. I believe that you are the expert of you. Together, we can identify your strengths and address your weaknesses to make lasting changes.
My approach to therapy utilizes a holistic approach with an Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective, incorporating mind, body, and soul care. I have extensive experience in working with individuals and families who are affected by trauma. My goal in therapy is to create a relationship where I can help you learn more about your Self and the parts of you that exist in your life. Our work together will center on identifying challenges and facilitating healing and wholeness that is Self-led and unique to you.
Should I stay or should I go? Maybe you are considering ...in the middle of...or adjusting to separation or divorce. Are you feeling anxious about how to tell the important people in your life? Is communicating with your soon-to-be ex difficult, painful and near impossible? Are you concerned about attorney costs and influence that can deplete your emotional and financial resources? Do you worry about how this will impact your children's healthy development? As your divorce coach I partner with you to provide experienced practical and emotional support and guidance at every stage of the divorce process.
Are you your own worst critic? Are you often down on yourself and struggling to feel confident or worthwhile? Is your stress, anxiety or depression impacting your relationships, work or health? I can help. My calm, caring and non-judgmental approach to individual therapy creates a safe environment for you to feel heard and validated. You will learn practical tools right away to help you regain balance and reclaim the joy in your life.
Teamwork makes the dream work. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that helps guide you to where you want to be. You are the expert in your life. My role is to help families and individuals navigate through a multitude of experiences, from complex trauma to daily mental health difficulties, with dignity & respect. Communication & connection are the beginning of how we heal from difficult & confusing experiences throughout our lifetime. my own experiences have helped me develop skills to provide genuine, supportive, & compassionate care; being authentically me helps others find space to do the same.
I am an experienced, mental health therapist, with specialized skills in trauma informed, and addiction informed psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy is both collaborative and holistic. I view therapy as a collaboration between my clients and myself. In addition to resolving the client’s specific concerns, I hope to empower my clients with the ability to enrich their overall quality of life. I strongly believe in taking a strengths-based, resilience approach, and highlighting the positives that exist in one’s life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have written, presented, and consulted extensively about diversity, developmental psychology, multiculturalism, severe psychopathology, childhood abuse, trauma, sexual assault, community/domestic violence and African-American mental health. I believe everyone has a right to wellness and use strategies that promote humor, hard work, experiential learning and resilience. There is a saying: "You do not have to teach a cut how to heal, you just have to create the best environment for healing to take place." My goal is to create a loving space for healing to take place.
*Please note: I am not taking new clients at this time. Worried? Anxious? Maybe I can help. My speciality is helping people get to know and understand themselves in a way that helps manage anxiety, uncertainty, avoidance, and the pursuit of perfection. I work from a person-centered cognitive behavioral perspective, meaning we work together to change anxious thoughts and the behavior those thoughts can trigger.
Adulting is hard, life can be difficult, and the whole thing can be overwhelming. Let's talk about it, let's yell at it, or meditate on it. All of the systems that we are a part of can impact the way we think about ourselves and our ability to connect with others. This can severely impact our mental health and our ability to heal. I am here to help you manage issues related to sexuality, severe and persistent mental illness, sense of self, trauma, loss, and life transitions. Please go to the website link to enter your information if you would like to move forward with sessions.
I work with Adults, Teens, Couples, and Families. I am trained in EMDR and Air Network for PTSD and Trauma Therapy and help individuals heal and remove obstacles from past painful experiences which may be hindering their life and relationships. In addition, I help couples regain intimacy, resolve conflict, and find renewed friendship and enjoyment. I have training and experience and care for those with addictions and mental health issues; Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, OCD, etc. I also have a formal master's level Christian ministry education and will integrate these values for all those that desire this focus.
I am a compassionate and empathetic therapist who specializes in working with children and families. I work to create a safe and comfortable environment to help children give voice to areas where they are struggling. My goal is to help children express and navigate the demands of their environment in order to gain a better sense of stability, safety, happiness, and overall wellbeing.
"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own." - Bruce Lee. I enjoy focusing on personal growth and building awareness of our own morals and values. Everyone will experience bad times (some longer and more severely than others) and I absolutely love teaching the best ways on how to cope with them. I work with a variety of issues including feeling passive, suicidal thoughts, self harm, and relationship difficulties for men and women. The ideal client for me is a client who is committed to looking at their own behavior and focus on change.
In response to COVID-19, I am offering my regular services via telehealth. I will continue seeing clients in my office for regular in-person sessions, but if you need or want to meet virtually with me via telehealth instead, that is available. I am an encouraging and supportive therapist who believes that everything happens for a reason and that there is something to be learned from every experience. I believe that together we can find the meaning of your struggle or journey. Through the therapeutic process you will gain a greater appreciation for your whole self and be able to live more authentically.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Hello! I provide Telehealth individual therapy sessions for adults who are primarily experiencing anxiety and depression struggles. I also have experience working with people who have challenges related to food and their body. It is my goal to help people work through intense emotions, unhelpful thoughts, and challenging life circumstances. Using a strengths-based approach, I enjoy working collaboratively with those I work with to help them reach their goals. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and watching the MN Vikings.
My name is Melissa Gedrose. I work with children, individuals, groups, couples, adults and the elderly population. I have a lot of experience working with domestic violence, trauma, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adjustment issues, etc. My goal is to meet clients where they are at and assist them in improving the quality of their life one step at a time.