***I am not currently accepting new clients*** I believe that as human beings we have an innate capacity to shape our lives to align with our personal meaning and values. However, life events, addiction, and mental health often pull us away from our true selves. Rather than demonize these initial coping methods, I seek to assist clients in discovering new, or old, ways of coping and thriving in accordance with each your unique, personal journey.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
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Since 1990, I have worked with individuals, couples and groups using a number of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, gestalt, guided imagery and family systems. My training has included EFT and EMDR. My approach to therapy is interactive using assignments to be completed between sessions. My work as a therapist is to teach, guide, reframe and open the client to options that he or she may not have been aware of. I am currently accepting new clients. You may contact me by phone: 612-803-2533 or email: email@example.com.
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
I am highly qualified with over 30 years experience as a therapist and I still love what I do. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation needed for people to heal. Talk therapy alone is insufficient. My training includes advanced level EMDR, ART and Clinical Hypnosis. Clients are welcome record Clinical Hypnosis sessions on their phone to use between sessions. Clients I worked with years ago come back when they have the need. They trust me and know I can help them heal. Many of my clients are referred by current or former clients including the adult children of former clients.
My area of expertise is in recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. I believe that substance use is a biopsychosocial phenomenon. Substance use roots are in our biology, in our mind processes and in our relationships with others. My clients are the experts on themselves and I feel that on a journey together, using my clinical expertise, we can better align your behaviors with your values.
"I am ready to give up." I've heard those words of discouragement over and over from new clients who have used up almost all of their energy and hope. Most of my new clients have suffered for years with Anxiety Disorders like OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, General Worry, Stress, or PTSD. They tell me they have tried everything for this anxiety and nothing works. I am delighted to offer them a powerful and proven treatment for anxiety and fears.
I focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers. The intensity of these jobs often leads to relationship problems, anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, and burnout, resulting in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners. That’s why I also focus on the families of such individuals.
When I reflect on my education, professional, personal experience and distill my thoughts; I conclude *You are feeling pretty bad or you would not be making this search. *You want some part or several parts of your life to work better. *What used to work or what you do to improve things is not helping or not helping fast enough.* People change many areas and elements of their life when they figure out what needs attention, what to do, and how.* People are embarrassed to make this first call for information but also know - It Is Time to Do Something.
Meeting with a therapist for the first time can seem intimidating or uncomfortable, but my goal is to make sure you feel at home in our first session. My treatment approach starts first and foremost with the goal of building a relationship with both the child and their parents. I enjoy creating a relaxed, comfortable, and light-hearted atmosphere while often incorporating humor into my practice. I also encourage feedback every step of the way to ensure you are feeling your goals are being addressed.
I bring an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to my work with clients. I believe in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. I aim to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable and cared for no matter the circumstances. I believe offering education and supportive guidance are critical elements of the therapy process. I possess the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and I work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Are you having trouble with sleep, relaxing, or overeating during this difficult time? I help healthcare workers and other busy professionals navigate this historic moment and improve their ability to manage stress, anxiety, and health problems like obesity, insomnia, and diabetes. I use evidence-based techniques to help people like you achieve better emotional and physical health in a way that is sensitive to each person's unique strengths, beliefs, and cultural background. My solution-oriented approach helps clients progress toward their health and wellness goals in a targeted and efficient manner.
I work with my clients using the lens of attachment, trauma and grief and loss to help them understand and process their life experiences. I help them cope with difficult situations or relationships and to better understand why they may feel hopeless, sad or anxious. I employ a variety of trauma-informed modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma protocol. To get started, I offer a free 30-minute consultation for prospective clients to help determine if we might be a good fit.
Tolerance for change, restrictions, chaos wearing thin? You’ve learned to handle a lot, but it’s getting ridiculous. The pandemic drags on, inflation, chaos in the home. Where’s summer chill?! It’s overwhelming. One day you’re restless; the next you feel stuck. By going below the surface, you can expand your capacity for change and uncertainty. A new paradigm for “mental health” based on recent research in neuroscience and physiopsychology shifts our understanding, allowing healing and restoration at the roots. No more adding layers on top. You can navigate with ease through the challenges and disruptions around you.
Life is not always easy. Add in a global pandemic, community uprise, and our ongoing political environment, and some days it feels impossible. I get it, and want to be a source of reprieve. My goal is to help you create a better relationship with yourself whereby creating better relationships in the rest of your life. I believe that all of us need a person to talk to that has no bias or judgement in regards to what we are facing. I want to 'dig deep' so to speak and get to the root of what is stopping you from living your best life.
My commitment to my clients: I am devoted to providing solutions-focused therapy to help my clients improve their quality of life. My therapeutic style that is direct, dynamic and change-oriented, combining compassionate understanding of present problems with enthusiastic pursuit of future goals. I have a holistic view of physical, mental and spiritual health, seeking mind/body balance. My well-rounded background and over 20 years of experience also makes me uniquely qualified to provide therapy to the therapist and mentor future therapists.
Some people find themselves feeling stuck with certain thoughts and feelings. Others find themselves repeating behaviors that lead to unproductive and problematic situations in their life. Therapy is a process where these concerns can be discussed and worked through from a nonjudgmental standpoint. My therapeutic approach is to assist you in reaching your personal or relationship goals with more effective ways of being. The adolescents and adults I work with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. I offer individual, family, and couples counseling in Wayzata. I am certified in Prepare-Enrich and trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am skilled in Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy (EFT) and Narrative-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am an advocate for bringing contextual factors, such as ethnicity and gender, into the therapy room.
It is my goal to always maintain a non-judgemental, compassionate and safe place for clients to experience therapy. I look forward to the opportunity to help those who want to work toward a life and relationships that are worthwhile. My purpose as your therapist is to guide you towards realizing the goals you set forth for therapy. I will use my years of experience and continuous training to make sure we are using the most effective therapy specifically for your needs. We will work at a pace that is right for you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wayzata 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 Wayzata 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 Wayzata, or Child Psychologists in Wayzata.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wayzata 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 Wayzata 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.