Susan Springer Johnson, LMFT
My style of therapy is down to earth and pragmatic- my intention is to encourage accountability without shame. I'm a strong believer in the power of relationships and have 25 years of parenting practice. I hold a safe and nurturing atmosphere where people are supported in their efforts to grow and change. I work to help people recognize their strengths and to work towards living balanced and fulfilled lives.
I see clients of all ages struggling with a variety of concerns- including depression, anxiety, trauma, traumatic brain injuries, family conflict, parenting struggles, autism, and life changes.
I use play, art, and sandtray in therapy with children and families. Play is our first language and useful in helping kids work through feelings of grief and loss, anger, anxiety and general life stressors. I’m also certified in brief, solution-focused hypnotherapy.
I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Metro State University and a master's degree from Saint Mary's University. I am fully licensed to practice marriage and family therapy by the State of Minnesota. (#3229)
Maggie Patel, LICSW
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota (#21827). I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety. I received my bachelor's degree in Social Work from The University of Iowa and earned my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have provided therapeutic services in middle and high schools as well as pediatric and family clinics within Minnesota. I’m passionate about learning more about each individual that comes into my office.
In our sessions I focus on what is most important to you. As a therapist I do not have the magic answers, I believe everyone has the resources within them already, they are just untapped. Diving into therapy is a vulnerable and scary experience, it is also the most courageous act you can do for yourself and for those around you. Meeting with me is an opportunity to learn more about yourself in a way you haven’t before. The mere fact that you have made it to this Bio is a great step, you are choosing to make a change, to try something different. Life is full of struggles and challenges and the truth is that sometimes we may just need more support in our lives than other times, and that is okay.
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Kelly Rose, LMFT
I work with people to become the heroes of their own stories. Loss and disappointments are unfortunate and inevitable parts of life; how we navigate these challenges creates our reality. My speciality is in helping you design and navigate your authentic path to healing.
I meet people wherever they're at with kindness, grace and humor; focusing on a person's strengths rather than pathology or diagnosis. So many people that put the needs and wants of others in front of their own. I believe that many of our problems can be solved by renegotiating our relationships with ourselves and others. Many of us have to learn to love ourselves- to have our own backs. I understand how challenging this task can be; yet it's a crucial one for living an emotionally intelligent life.
I received my bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and am fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Minnesota. (#2494) I founded Lakeshore Family Therapy in August of 2015 and am honored to do this work in such a beautiful community. I'm trained in EMDR, Play Therapy, Reiki and am in the process of becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
Lauren Belisle, Mental Health Practitioner
I have a passion for helping people grow and heal through creative expression. I believe art is a powerful tool for a person to self-reflect and gain insight on life, struggles, strengths, and relationships. I believe art is an effective coping skill to help self-regulate and find calm from any emotion or symptom. And I believe art is a way to process, release, and remove stuck emotions, unhealthy patterns, and past traumas. I work with clients to find the right medium and art project for wherever they are and whatever they want to work through.
I cultivate a safe space for individuals to feel heard, accepted, and encouraged wherever they are in their journey. Each session we use art therapeutically and work together to help you move towards wellness and personal growth. I am passionate about holistic health, yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques.
I am currently a student at Adler Graduate School, finishing my masters in Adlerian Psychology, with an emphasis in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked in a variety of internships and have experience working with clients in an individual and group setting using Art Therapy.