Family Therapy in Wayzata, MN

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Photo of Mark Orth MA/LP & Gray Matter Partners, Psychologist in Wayzata, MN
Mark Orth MA/LP & Gray Matter Partners
Psychologist, License, MA
Verified
Verified
The purpose of our sessions will be: * To determine which areas of your life are not working as well as you want or need; Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Sexual, Social, Spiritual, Financial, Career, Marriage, Family .
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.
(218) 366-9044
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Laura Ann Jaap
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Verified
I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Systemic and Family -Based Therapy tailored to fit each individual and their specific situation.
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.
(952) 649-6575
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Darryl Ross Goetz
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
THE CENTER HAS SEVERAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS: THE CHILD and ADOLESCENT CLINIC: a Program of Positive Youth Development; FAMILY THERAPY : for issues of conflict resolution, communication, eating disorders, and grief; PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING: to improve prospects of a successful marriage; THE MARRIAGE CLINIC: for Marriage Enhancement and Divorce Prevention.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
(612) 294-8422
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Susan S Lessley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with individuals dealing with family of origin issues, codependence, developmental immaturity, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, addiction, recovery, anger, family violence, relationship issues (partners, siblings, family , friends), self esteem, pet grief, and issues related to relationships with pets.
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. Good For You! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk this path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
(651) 252-4978
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Kristen Wood
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I work mainly with individuals, but welcome family members and support people to join our sessions, as needed.
I am passionate about making sure people know they don’t have to deal with all of life’s twists and turns on their own. Whether you’re experiencing a particularly stressful season or you’re looking to heal from something you’ve been carrying for a long time, I believe we can work through it together. I provide a non-judgmental, relaxed environment in which you can unpack what’s on your mind, explore unhelpful thought/behavior patterns, and grow in your confidence to challenge them.
(763) 343-7116
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Patricia Jonas MacTaggert, MA, LP
Psychologist, MA, LP
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: pjmact2178@gmail.com.
(612) 345-9588
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Maggie R Meyers
Counselor, DMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am an LPCC with experience in areas including: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, abuse, and family concerns among others.
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.
(612) 260-8783
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Rebecca Dekkers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The condition of our relationships are crucial for overall peace and contentment in our lives. As someone trained in marriage and family therapy , I focus on the space between you and your loved ones. Sometimes there are past histories of resentment, nonproductive communication styles or cognitive filters that are us causing problems. Sometimes our way of being in the world or the structure of our systems keep us stuck in problematic cycles and patterns. In our work together, we can increase self-awareness and create pathways to relational healing.
(952) 522-4390
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Jena Lee Garee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(763) 247-7918
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Mj Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
“I enjoy working with young children and their parents to build understanding for each other as we thoughtfully address how to boost the resiliency of the family system.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, MJ provides play therapy for the pediatric (10 and under) population and has a passion for supporting parental mental health.  MJ believes in the power of parents as the biggest predictors of growth and healing in the lives of their children! When your child senses your presence and connection, they can thrive. Making an investment in your relationship through parent child therapy is a proven way to build resiliency for both you and your child.
(763) 373-7055
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Scott C Washburn
Counselor, MA, EdD, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Verified
In addition to individual, couples, and family counseling, I also conduct substance use assessments.
I am licensed in both Mental Health and Addiction Counseling specializing in helping individuals and families who struggle with mental health and/or addiction issues. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or stress from relationships, parenting, work, significant loss, or struggling with addiction or recovery, I can help. My style is to provide you with a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental space regardless of the issues, and help you discover your strengths to find meaningful solutions. I currently meet with clients both in person and via Telehealth.
(763) 703-6878
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Britta J Svihel
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Verified
I offer affordable mental health psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling, chemical health assessments, family therapy and parenting consultation.
Are you looking for someone who can help you or your child with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, who understands addiction and mental health and can help in a non-judgmental way, and can allow you or your child to make your own goals for change? Are you a parent who needs help, support or therapy in order to be the parent you want to be? Want to be able to change your thinking and perspective to have a more fulfilling life that you are in the drivers seat of?
(612) 255-9596
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Maple Grove Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We offer Individual Mental Health Therapy, Individual Chemical Health Counseling, Chemical Health Assessments, Family Counseling and Telehealth Individual Therapy.
We Hear You. We See You. You Matter. We are proud to provide an environment of a calm, peaceful setting. This will be the place you want to come, an oasis from the outside world, and an opportunity to work with a therapist that is able to provide the therapy type that you need. We believe that providing an environment that is warm and welcoming, where you can focus solely on building a trust-based connection with the therapist that meets your needs is vital to your personal healing process and sets you up for success, and provides coping skills to apply as you experience challenges throughout your life.
(763) 600-7550
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Peg Beattie
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have training in the following areas: Trained in EMDR Coaching, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Gambling Addiction, Human Organization Development, and Marriage and Family Therapy .
There's a lot going on in our world right now. Feeling stressed, ineffective, overwhelmed, or not really sure what is bothering you? Are you wanting to take good care of yourself, and build personal growth? I'm an experienced therapist ready to help you sort out the issues, and learn skills to make your life better. People are capable of change. There is hope.
(612) 208-8700
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Peg Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Peg Roberts, LMFT is licensed as a Marriage, Family , and Individual Therapist. She is also an author and has written a comprehensive workbook “Reclaiming Your Lost Soul: A Soul Seekers Life Guide for Healing Codependency” which outlines the issue of codependency, how it develops, and gives step-by-step strategies for treating the issue. She also works with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
(952) 314-5457
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Rocky Beaty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I am experienced in Transitions and the pressure they create in family environments, school and work.
I am a creative therapist, with broad experience in helping individuals and families build healthy and balanced lives. I am deeply passionate about the therapeutic process and commit to improving my clients' broader life experience. I enjoy challenging clients to honor their personal potential. My approach is non-judgmental, collaborative and experiential. Sessions will be a blend of work, fun and together we will search for joy, insight and meaning, while getting to know your strengths and create healing.
(612) 400-9385
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Leila Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you looking to harness your inner strengths and find your unique path? As you embark on your personal journey, I am committed to challenging you, inspiring you, and supporting you as you actively engage in your own personal growth. So if you, your family , and/or your children are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or simply need a supportive place to talk, please take a moment to call and schedule an appointment.
(952) 649-6536
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Stacy Ellman
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
Transitions such as relationships, challenging family dynamics, identity crisis, trauma, career, abuse, divorce, loss, and grief.
Often a question asked prior to counseling is, am I thriving or simply surviving? Individuals question their life path and need help to figure out where to start exploring. We work to identify strengths, areas of growth, and both are used to help cultivate a fulfilling life experience. Clients head and hearts can be on different pages so we also work to connect them which in-turn causes less uncertainty and confusion in decision making.
(952) 900-4201
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Alison Mezzenga
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for over 25-years. I provide professional and compassionate individual and family therapy services to adults, adolescents and children who are experiencing a variety of stressors in their lives including, but not limited to, symptoms of depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, relational issues and issues due to the natural transitions in life. I also provide therapy addressing issues related to divorce with families who are invested in maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship.
(763) 333-2118
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Courtney R Padjen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have provided a variety of services including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy , case management, psychoeducation, and community outreach.
I am passionate about working with clients with non-traditional relationship structures or sexual interests (i.e. BDSM/kink, fetish, polyamorous, etc). I also enjoy helping clients discover where their sexual passions lie so they can have a more fulfilling sex life. I enjoy working with any sexual concern you may have including: Mismatched desire with your partner, low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, etc. I welcome clients from all walks of life including those struggling with problematic sexual behavior ("sex addiction"), and/or sexual offenses, and sex workers.
(651) 369-7602
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.