Do you ask yourself, “what is wrong with me?” or tell yourself that you shouldn’t feel so upset about your current situation or relationship? Or tell yourself that you shouldn’t be so reactive? Do you tell yourself that you are too judgmental and sensitive? We are certainly living with a challenging health pandemic, which can make our social, emotional, and relational challenges even worse. Knowing ourselves is an important part of addressing the challenges we face. Our stories matter and having a space to explore these stories helps us navigate challenges and embrace social, emotional and relational well-being.
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT! There are SO many things you want to explore. Sex, self-worth, anxiety, gender, and you don't even know where to start honey! Deep down you've hidden who you are and shame takes over when you think about asking for help. Feeling safe is your #1 goal in therapy and you want to feel comfortable with a counselor before SPILLING THE TEA! If you are ready to SLAY ALL DAY, tell anxiety to shut the fuck up, ask your partner to dominate you while you call them daddy, play around with makeup to explore your gender or put yourself on the MFing to-do list for a change, then you are in the right place QUEEN!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently only accepting private pay or helping you bill for out of network benefits. I provide individual therapy to adults 18+. I take on a respectful, curious, warm, non-blaming approach, perceiving each client as the expert on their own life. My goal is to empower and guide along the journey towards a healthier and stronger version of yourself. As life may appear black and white while experiencing hardship, I choose to incorporate humor when appropriate.
You have perfected the art of seeming like you have it all together, but on the inside it feels like things are falling apart. You are dealing with high amounts of stress, your worry keeps you up a night, and you have difficulties saying nice things to yourself. You have big dreams and life goals, but somehow you can't quite keep up with day-to-day demands. Outside influences and pressures are bringing you down, you find yourself procrastinating on important tasks, and avoidance has become your go-to coping mechanism. You feel stuck. Welcome, I'm glad you found yourself here, taking these steps towards caring for yourself.
I consider it an honor to be allowed entry into someone's life as a therapist. People come to me when some suffering or limitation has opened them up enough to ask a perfect stranger for help. My hope is to provide a safe and respectful place for them to begin to look at the various strands of their lives and stories. Then, as we unravel past and present contributions to the fabric of their lives, we can examine these threads and, with new understanding, weave them back together into a new tapestry which includes fresh possibilities.
Do you feel like a stranger in a strange land, lost and confused? You don't need to go it alone. I specialize in providing culturally appropriate psychological and cognitive assessments and psychotherapy. I believe I have two jobs, first to listen, really listen with wisdom and compassion to my clients to find out what is going on, what is causing the struggles, what can be done to address the problems and what are my client's core strengths. My second job is helping my clients once again experience those core strengths.
A strong therapeutic relationship can support your goals to improve relationships, learn to be regulated and live a more fulfilled life. I do this by encouraging open communication and healthy boundaries, providing psychoeducational support, processing emotional issues and trauma and teaching the art and science of mindfulness. I provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who may be experiencing behavioral and emotional issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and relational issues. I will bring intensity and humor to the dynamic therapeutic relationship. Relationships are important, perhaps more now than ever!
I'm a psychologist who makes house calls and, therefore, assist people with a wide variety of problematic situations. I have 34 years in the field of mental health counseling and consulting. My practice consists of home- and community based visits during the afternoons and evenings, and consulting in the community in institutional settings.
I see individuals and couples. One of my strengths as a therapist is working respectfully with men who would rather not be in therapy. I understand why many men are skeptical about therapy, or uncomfortable talking about feelings, and I do not get judgmental or impatient about this. Men who are concerned that in couple therapy they might be ganged up on and blamed will find that I don't this, to them or their partner. And of course, I also enjoy working with women, and with men who are comfortable with therapy!
Welcome! I have been helping clients grow and thrive for 20 years including at a women's psychotherapy clinic, a substance abuse center and a university counseling service. I particularly enjoy and work well with LGBTQ clients, artists, college students, people of color, clients with chemical, relationship, self-esteem, depression and anxiety issues.
Because I believe that each client is unique I tailor my approach to suit your needs. While considering social/family concerns I generally use a combination of empowerment, relationship and relaxation/meditation strategies as well as techniques that will help you have a more positive outlook and image of yourself.
I love working with clients in transition - Birth, death, loss, relationships, financial changes, economic up and downturns, children leaving home, a new loved one entering the home. Your thoughts about your life will be our guide as we put together a plan for your best life. I have particular experience as well with the LGBT community and am honored to work with individuals in gender transition and their families. I hope to meet you soon!
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.
Individuals are often given advice by those who have not taken the time or had the ability to understand the issue. My goal in therapy is to understand the concerns and challenges from your perspective. Only after a relationship based on trust, empathy, understanding, and at times even humor has been built, can I help you achieve your goals. Everyone deserves individually tailored treatment. If this approach seems to be a fit, please schedule an appointment. If for some reason it seems that I can't help you, I will do my best to help you find someone who can.
I have been in practice providing individual and couple therapy for over 44 years. My areas of expertise include marriage and relationship counseling, divorce and blended families, and work with individuals who have issues related to depression and anxiety, family of origin, chemical dependency and co-dependency. My clientele includes both heterosexual and gay and lesbian individuals and couples. In addition, I work with clients for whom religion or spirituality are important dimensions of their lives, both as a source of strength and as a source of challenge or conflict.
I have 20 plus years experience working with individuals, couple, families. In my practice I have extensive experience working with individuals with depression/mood disorders and adult/childhood abuse issues. I provide flexible scheduling with immediate appointments available morning, afternoon and evening Monday through Thursday. In addition I am a provider for most major insurances.
I use a treatment approach grounded in evidenced based practices, with the belief that brain has the ability to heal. I create a safe place to help process difficult experiences as unprocessed stressful experiences are the basis for many symptoms including pain and negative beliefs.
I especially enjoy working with motivated clients wanting to develop a greater understanding of where they have come from and heal from their past traumas. Those struggling with a dysregulated nervous system, anxious, or simply stuck are a delight for me to walk along side. I have a strong passion for working with individuals/couples who have endured difficult experiences in their younger years and need some help with healing. Highly relational and compassionate, I prioritize relationship and trauma interventions in the midst of healing long standing wounds.
Premier Sport Psychology provides mental skills training and psychological counseling to athletes & performers of all ages and levels. We also work with business professionals. We provide sport psychology services to Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school and amateur athletes. We work to improve performance, mental health and overall well-being. Premier Sport Psychologists are all former collegiate athletes and have specialized training in performance psychology.
Are you looking for therapist who can help you overcome depression or anxiety with or without medication? Have you seen other therapists in the past that focused on the problem for months, or even years? Are you finally ready and willing to improve your life... and you just need someone to help you find perspective, direction and hope?
The therapy I provide is based on well-researched, proven techniques, along with a mind/body approach that incorporates mindfulness and awareness into the process.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in University District, Minneapolis are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in University District, Minneapolis then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in University District, Minneapolis, or Child Psychologists in University District, Minneapolis.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like University District, Minneapolis psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in University District, Minneapolis specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.