Therapy for grief, divorce, family conflicts, parenting problems, chemical dependency and abuse.
|This is my office at 1409 Willow Street, over-looking Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis. I practice independently with a group of 14 clinicians composed of highly trained psychologists and family therapists. Services include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, couple therapy and career counseling. We are covered by most insurances and our support staff can help you determine your benefits. We also provide counseling for life problems not appropriately covered by medical insurance.
Family therapy is different from individual therapy and uses special techniques to help family members cope with many problems and situations. Family therapy can be helpful in dealing with mental illness, chemical dependency, chronic illness, terminal illness, bereavement, abuse, behavioral problems, family conflict, divorce and family restructuring upon remarriage.
Mental illness and chemical dependency affect twenty percent of all families in the U.S. While one family member may be identified as "having the problem," the entire family feels the vibrations. Family members may organize their lives around the problem so that to "let go" of the problem requires learning new ways of being in the family. Most families find it difficult to change. Family therapy can help both the family members and the one who is the "identified patient."
When a family member dies, the loss goes beyond individual grief. Its concentric circles encompass all the living members of a family and even alter interactions within that family. Families cope differently with death, but each must come to terms with their grief and make sense of death.