I am so glad you are here! My mission is all about helping people find their groove, their happy place, their bliss. Basically, what fits in their feels! With over 20 years of experience under my belt, I've dedicated my career to spreading joy and wellness like confetti. Together, we'll uncover what makes your heart sing and your soul dance. I'm here to be your partner in crime as we embark on this journey to create a life that's bursting with joy, balance, and all the good stuff!
All the Letters and things: Hungry? I have quite the alphabet soup of credentials! I'm an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor. I'm also an approved supervisor for the Minnesota boards of Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, and Board of Behavioral Health. Oh, and let's not forget, I'm a Registered Play Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and Tennessee and a Minnesota Licensed Psychologist. I am advanced Trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and hold advanced certifications in Autism, Play Therapy, and Neuropsychology.
Degrees and Learning stuff: Learning is my middle name! I earned my Master's degree at St Cloud State University and went on to conquer a PhD at Northcentral University. But wait.....there's more! I completed a Post Doctoral Re-specialization in Clinical neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University. Hold on tight, because I'm also an Amen Method Certified Brain Health Coach, a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, and a Neurofeedback Provider.
Teaching: I love sharing knowledge and empowering others. I've had the pleasure of leading conferences on children's mental health, neuropsychology, trauma, therapeutic techniques, early childhood mental health, and autism. And guess what? I've even served as Adjunct faculty at St. Cloud State University and Hamline University.
Specialities: I've got a range of superpowers that I bring to the table. Autism, developmental concerns, trauma, TBI (that's Traumatic Brain Injury for the uninitiated), neurological conditions, and Reactive Attachment disorders are just a few areas where I shine. I'm also passionate about infant and child mental health. Plus, I'm all about Neurofeedback, Integrative mental health, and Neuropsychological Evaluations (to help you understand your brain and learn to LOVE it!). I've got you covered!
You ready? Let's find what "fits in your feels" for a more balanced and joyful life. I'm here to guide you and your loved ones in finding your feet and becoming your own unique brand of AMAZING! Let's have a chat about you, your life, and your brain, and together we'll find YOUR Balance!
Hello there! I'm Melissa, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a passion for empowering individuals on their journey towards wellness. With specialized training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, I bring a unique approach to therapy that can create positive and lasting change.
My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Bemidji State University, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. I've been working as a School Social Worker for an incredible twenty-eight years, advocating for mental health services in schools as a Region 11 Co-Representative for the Minnesota School Social Worker Association (MSSWA).
When it comes to therapy, I approach each client with compassion and understanding. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based strategies. My focus is on working with adolescents through adulthood, supporting them in their personal growth and development.
Outside of my professional life, you'll often find me embracing the beauty of nature. Whether I'm kayaking, boating, fishing, or hiking, my heart finds peace in the great outdoors. I also have a deep love for the creative arts, indulging in activities like painting, drawing, coloring, and crocheting. Taking care of my grandmother's braided rugs brings me joy and connects me to family traditions.
Speaking of family, I share my life with two adorable companions. "Charlie," my black Lab/Collie, is on the path to becoming a Therapy Dog, spreading comfort wherever he goes. And then there's "Shadow," my clever gray cat, who always finds a way to get his needs met.
Music has a special place in my heart, and I find solace in exploring various genres. But the true joy of my life comes from spending quality time with my three amazing adult children. Their presence fills my days with love and laughter.
If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey towards personal well-being, I'm here to support you every step of the way. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, celebrate your growth, and create a life that brings you fulfillment. Let's unlock your potential and embark on this beautiful path of healing together!
Hello there! I'm Moriah, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a passion for helping individuals and families with a professional and empathetic approach. I utilize an compassionate and professional approach to counseling with a focus on helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or in the midst of difficult transitions.
As a counselor I specialize in Art Therapy, where I incorporate painting and other creative expressions to facilitate healing and self-discovery. I work with clients aged 6 years and older, providing a safe and nurturing space for exploration. I bring expertise and creative techniques to help individuals overcome their challenges and cultivate resilience. I utilize evidence-based strategies to foster emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
My journey in the healing arts began as a High School Art Teacher, where I witnessed the transformative power of creativity firsthand. Prior to that, I served as a Montessori Assistant Teacher, honing my ability to create a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Beyond the realm of counseling, I hold a Black Belt in Karate, a discipline that has taught me the importance of focus, discipline, and self-confidence. Additionally, I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, enabling me to provide therapy in multiple languages and connect with a diverse range of clients.
I believe in the strength of the therapeutic relationship and aim to create a warm, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions and experiences. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.
If you're ready to explore the transformative power of art therapy or other therapeutic methods, I am here to accompany you every step of the way. Let's work together to unleash your inner strength and create positive change in your life.
Hi! I'm Karolyn, and for over 23 years, I've had the privilege of working with children and their families as a middle school math and science teacher. My journey in education has been fueled by a passion for fostering growth and empowering young minds.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Gustavus Adolphus, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia of St. Paul, and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary's University. My diverse educational background equips me with a deep understanding of both academic and emotional needs.
Allow me to introduce my therapy partner, Tagg, a certified member of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Together, we've volunteered at schools, libraries, and even the MSP Airport through the Animal Ambassador Program. Tagg's vibrant personality shines through his favorite activities, which include chasing chipmunks, hiking, camping on the North Shore of Lake Superior, and playing with his brother and sister huskies.
In therapy sessions, Tagg plays a vital role in creating a positive and calming environment or providing an energetic and playful experience, depending on the unique needs of each client. If you ask, Tagg will gladly showcase some fun tricks—he's a big fan of treats!
My therapeutic focus centers around experiential play and animal-assisted therapy, utilizing my Siberian Husky partner, Tagg. I also have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, allowing me to combine evidence-based techniques with the transformative power of nature and play.
Speaking of nature, my favorite places are the great outdoors—be it on a lake, in the woods, or at the beach—no matter the season. I firmly believe in the therapeutic benefits of open spaces and incorporate nature into the therapeutic process. After all, play is fun at any age!
If you're ready to embark on a therapeutic adventure that combines play, nature, and the companionship of Tagg, reach out to me today.
Greetings! I'm Nicholas, a passionate mental health professional dedicated to helping adolescents and adults overcome various mental health concerns.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Science in Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Currently, I am in the final stages of completing my Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision at Capella University. Alongside my academic pursuits, I am actively working towards my eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) certification and licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
I strive to provide compassionate care and support to individuals facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and sexual issues. I employ a eclectic approach, blending cognitive-behavioral and person-centered techniques, along with EMDR, to facilitate growth and healing.
When I'm not working, I find solace by Minnesota's serene lakes, indulging in the peacefulness of nature. Fishing becomes a therapeutic outlet for me, as I embrace the tranquility it offers. Additionally, spending quality time with my cherished family and friends brings me immense joy and rejuvenation.
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