MY APPROACH TO HELPING
It is a courageous step to take in your life, in your relationships, in your mental health to explore change and seek therapy.
I understand that it is not easy to make that choice, to want to choose something different than what you've been choosing. Together we can navigate a new path, discover solutions instead of problems, create growth and movement instead of just getting by.
Areas I can help you focus on to become more resourced in and skilled, include:
· Addiction, including process additions such as, gambling, sex, shopping, food, porn, internet.
· Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks.
· Depression, Post-Partum Depression.
· Low self-esteem,
· Challenges with work-life-balance.
· Family issue, I specialize in family conflict around addiction.
I invite you to invest in yourself, and in the transformational process of therapy.
My approach is eclectic with a focus on: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psycho-educational, Person Centered Therapy and Non-Violent Communication.
I am mindful about creating a safe space. I am your professional secrete keeper, your private space free of judgment. Therapy is not giving you advise, therapy is empowering you to guide yourself to your own wisdom and sitting beside you during times of success and times of struggle and sadness.
I work with capable and driven adults who are willing to do some deep work, practice self-reflection and tap into their core truths.
I believe people come into therapy at different stage of change. We process your stages of change, work through any ambivalence and address any fears and self-sabotaging behaviors.
I practice out of two locations and clinics
Reed Psychological Services/The Recovery Clinic (Weekdays and some evenings) located 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. (Bordering Saint Louis Park and Golden Valley)
9800 Shelard Pkwy.
Plymouth, MN 55
Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday.
Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness (Every other Saturday)
621 West Lake Street. suite 350
Minneapolis MN 55408.
Tuesday, Every other Saturday.
A little bit about me:
When I am not in the office…. my passions are my children, spending time with my family and friends. I love being outside in the summer as much as possible, trying new neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops. LOVE !!! Yoga and Cycling Classes, Reading and Writing; I am in process of writing a novel (fiction) and a couple self-helps books.
I have been in the field of addiction and mental health for 20 years, and in private practice since 2003. I have a master degree in Counseling Psychology, bachelor degree in Forensic Psychology, specialization Forensic and the law, and a degree in Addiction Counseling. The relationship between therapist and client is very important, therefore I offer a brief phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together and to answer any questions.