Our Approach

Our strengths-based, relational therapeutic approach helps us get at issues that can underlie, or create, common problems.

Our Therapeutic Approach

Understanding our relational psychodynamic approach to therapy can give you a sense of how psychotherapy can help. By focusing on emotions and how they surface in a relational context, relational psychotherapy seeks to discover hidden pieces of who you are and then to understand how those pieces fit together.
Psychotherapy – Focused on Emotions

Our relational approach uncovers often-subconscious emotions to help you feel more empowered in life. By understanding a problem’s origin, you can change behavior and reverse destructive patterns.

To get at these emotions, therapist and client look for coping tactics you may have adopted early in life. While they may have seemed helpful at the time, these adaptive behaviors have a way of causing problems of their own. Often, deep, unexplored emotions are responsible for triggers, symptoms and other issues such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

Relational – Focused on You

For you, there’s only one route toward authenticity and peace. Yours. You are unique. So is your journey. There is no road map, no predetermined process, no set number nor order of steps. You can get there when there’s an alliance between therapist and client that’s collaborative, dynamic, and unique.

Integrative, Strenths-based Therapies – Focused on Results

Within this relational framework, we integrate a range of other effective therapy methods.

A narrative approach, for example, may help if you’re focusing narrowly on failures and shortcomings. Expanding that story to add successes and strengths can result in a personal narrative that’s more accurate, more positive and, ultimately, more helpful. Or, an existential approach can help clients ease anxiety and other negative feelings by learning to create their own meaning. An Internal Family Systems Approach can help you identify and express parts of self to integrate a cohesive identity. For couples seeking to repair their relationships, both non-violent communication and Imago therapy can be effective.

Our Culture

We are a dynamic team of mental health care professionals invested in holistic mental health and wellness. Our clinicians range from licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors, to a Psychiatric nurse consultant, a certified nutritional counselor and a certified body worker. Please see our BIOS for more descriptive details on each provider.

Clinicians

Each clinician is professionally trained and certified in the modalities they offer. A small glimpse into some of the offerings at LLPW include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Bodywork and mindfulness yoga practice
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • EMDR
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Sex Therapy
  • Social Justice
  • And more
Specializaitons
  • DBT and CBT
  • Mindfulness based Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Feminist Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • EMDR
  • ART(Accelerated Resolution Therapy)
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • And more
Populations

Providers at LLPW are inclusive, open, accepting, embracing and committed to working with individuals of all backgrounds.

  • Men, Women, Cis and non-cisgendered individuals,
  • LGBTQ individuals
  • Transgender individuals
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older adults
  • All ethnicities/nationalities/backgrounds
  • All religions/ spiritual affliations
theraputic approach LLPW

612 547 9990

621 West Lake Street
350 Lyn-Lake Building
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Get In Touch

We look forward to hearing from you, whether you’re requesting your first appointment, submitting your resume, returning to therapy after a hiatus, or just have a question or comment.