507-668-1200

Wellness Minneapolis

4450 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Serving the communities of Minneapolis | St. Paul | Richfield |

Edina | St. Louis Park | Hopkins | Bloomington | Golden Valley

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Services I Offer

Stress and Anxiety Counseling for Tweens/Teens and Adults

(ages 11+)

Anxiety is awful!

You will gain skills and tools to manage your stress, challenge your tendency to jump to negative conclusions, and bring calm into your life. 

I'm not just great with stress and anxiety, I also specialize in helping with:

The everyday difficulties that are holding you back.

 Including:

  • Depression or sadness

  • Loneliness or keeping to yourself

  • Anxiety and worry 

  • Stress and time management

  • Panic Attacks

  • Perfectionism

  • Low self-esteem or self-doubt

  • Major life changes/transitions

  • Career/life goals

  • Adjustment to college

  • Changing unwanted habits

  • Decision-making 

  • Anger/Irritability

  • Social connections

  • Communication

  • Parent-child discord/conflict

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Sexual attraction and orientation curiosity or confusion

  • School-related issues or concerns (low grades, attendance issues, skipping class, friends, school pressure and stress, time management issues, etc)

  • Peer/friendship issues or concerns ( social status, drama, bullying, difficulties making or keeping friends, etc)

Individual Therapy for Adults

A Happier, Healthier You

Lately, you have been feeling like you are drowning.

 

You have a lot on your plate and it seems like your to-do list is never-ending. For each task you cross off, your list is piled on with 2 or 3 more tasks. Ugh, when will it end? 

You find yourself putting-off certain responsibilities. The thought of completing these is so daunting that the idea of organizing your spice rack or scrubbing your toilet seems more pleasant. Your avoidance preference of choice is taking a long nap, staring at your phone, or watching hours of Netflix. 

You use to worry about things that made sense, but now you're worried and anxious all of the time. You spend countless hours ruminating about the same thing, and this leaves you feeling exhausted and confused. 

You are really good at talking yourself out of events that cause you worry and stress. You can't stand the idea of being the center of attention, and you fear that others are judging your height, hair, clothes, size and the words that come out of your mouth. You take extra time finding the right outfit and cleaning the kitchen so you can put off going. 

You’re noticing that no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to relax anymore. You always feel on edge, like there’s a tightness in your chest that just won’t go away. You feel like you need to be continuously busy, but feel as though you can never really get anything done.   

It’s hard to fall asleep without relying on sleep aids, and even then you consistently wake up throughout the night or wake up the next morning feeling like crap. You don't even bother going to bed at a decent time. What's the point if you're just going to be awake and restless in your bed for the next 3 hours? 

It seems like no one gets it or understands. Everyone says that things will get better or tells you to give it time. Just when it feels like it's getting better, you fall off the wagon and begin the anxious cycle once again.  

Are you ready to get off this rollercoaster and figure out how to finally enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to create for yourself?

I will push you to work through your shame, guilt, self-doubts, worry and fear. You will fill your toolbox with helpful skills and techniques to manage your anxiety and and problem-solve your life challenges. You will learn to feel good about who you are, speak up for what you want, and change the things that are not helping you.

 

I am committed to holding a safe space for you to heal, take control of your mental health, and restore your wellbeing. I will support you in breaking free from self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviors in order to create an enhanced state of overall health and wellness. 

Contact me and let's get this journey started. 

*I offer virtual and in-person sessions.

During the warmer months I also offer walk and talk therapy. 

Individual Therapy for Tweens/Teens

(age 11+)

Here For Your Teen

Teen years are an awkward and trying time for kids. Teenagers are figuring out how to fit in and belong in this world, and everything seems 100% more dramatic at this age.

 

I love working with teens and I can relate to those awkward middle and high school years. I support teenagers as they learn, grow and discover how to be themselves. Teens need to feel amazing and powerful, just not in an overbearing and annoying way. 

 

I specialize in helping tweens/teens manage stress and anxiety so they can function well in the home, school and other important areas of their life. 

Your teen's stress and anxiety may present as irritability, frustration, mood swings, somatic symptoms (headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension), avoidance, procrastination, often taking naps, panic-like symptoms (shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart), and difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep.

 

When your teen experiences high amounts of stress or anxiety they may have difficulties focusing on tasks, have lots of racing thoughts or think deeply about things for long periods of time, and make self-defeating statements ("I'm not good enough,""I can't do this,""I'm going to fail anyway so it doesn't matter"). 

Teen's stress and anxiety can also present a lot like depression. Teens will feel tired, lonely, and defeated. They may isolate themselves in their room or from others, stop doing the things they like to do, skip out on important activities or obligations, or feel like they want to hurt themselves.  

If you or your teen notices any of the above behaviors, it's time for a little extra support. That's where I come in. I'll provide a safe and judgement-free zone for your teen to unload all of the frustrations and difficulties of being a teen and managing life's expectations. Also, because I'm pretty great with treating anxiety, your teen will learn skills and tools to manage their every day stress and bring calm into their life. 

Feel free to reach out to me. I'd love to help you or you teen get started!

Other things I can help your teen with:

If it seems like your adolescent is not communicating, that is because they are not. Many teens lack appropriate social skills and are having a difficult time expressing themselves. I help teenagers learn to speak up for themselves and ask for their wants and needs in appropriate ways. They learn to use these skills at school, at home, and with friends. 

 

Teenagers have many social pressures and this can weigh on their self-esteem, and limit their feelings of belonging and acceptance. I teach teens how to recognize their strengths, express themselves with their peers, and be more comfortable with who they are. I help your teen shine from the inside out. 

Book an appointment and see what I can do for your teen. 

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