Psychotherapy Services

LLPW offers a wide range of Psychotherapy and Wellness services with diverse clinicians. Flexible daytime and evening appointments are aailable to help accomodate your varied schedules; sessions are held in a beautiful, modern office environment.

List of Psychotherapy Services

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy provides an effective setting for addressing each of LLPW’s competencies, working with all of our of clinical populations and integrating each of our therapy methods.

Most common of the various psychotherapy modalities, individual psychotherapy is effective when addressing short-term issues (such as work stress or the loss of a pet) or when taking a longer, deeper look at the emotional and psychological forces in your life.

Individual Psychotherapy: Attuned to You

LLPW’s strengths-based, relational approach proves especially effective when addressing more complicated issues over a longer term (such as ongoing depression or anxiety, significant trauma and eating disorders, as well as prevailing patterns and behaviors established long ago). Individual psychotherapy takes this long, deep look with the overriding goal of enhancing overall quality of life and functioning.

One key to achieving this goal—and a key component of our relational approach—is working with a highly attuned therapist. When your therapist is attuned, you feel heard and understood. In contrast to some approaches, where therapists might come off as passive or a “blank-slate,” a relational therapist is present, engaged and reflective.

Individual Psychotherapy: Looking Beyond You

It is a high degree of attunement that lets a therapist use individual psychotherapy to look beyond the individual, too.

With relational therapy, the relationship between you and your therapist provides a context for understanding other relationships and aspects of your life outside of your individual psychotherapy sessions. The relational component of our approach lets us look at the historic origins of current issues. Yet, no matter how far-ranging our scope, we stay attuned to the individual.

Request Your First Appointment now to get started on individual psychotherapy with LLPW.

As your treatment progresses, you may find that your issues can better be addressed either by moving to or adding Couples Counseling, Family Psychotherapy or Group psychotherapy.

Your request is subject to all relevant privacy laws and codes of ethics. All the details of your request will remain confidential.

Couples Counseling

Couple’s psychotherapy can be effective either when addressing a particular conflict or when taking a more process-oriented approach to helping couples increase intimacy in their relationship.

Many may think of “couples counseling” as a stop-gap to “fix” a marriage. While couple’s psychotherapy is an effective way to resolve a particular conflict or teach specific communication skills, it can be especially helpful when taking a more process-oriented approach to helping couples create evermore intimacy in their relationships.

Rethinking “Couples Counseling”

Unlike what might come to mind when you think “couples counseling,” a couple may be married, or not. A couple may consist of a man and a woman, be same-gendered or may not identify with the gender binary at all. Long-together couples may be seeking to restore peace in their relationship. Or, newly joined couples may seek psychotherapy to make sure they keep deepening their intimacy. In the case of a polyamorous relationship, “couples counseling” may involve more than two people. And, couples psychotherapy—especially when children are involved—can play a critical role when uncoupling.

Two Individuals, One “Client”

Whether initiated by one partner or both, LLPW thinks of the couple as a single client sharing a single goal.

But that collective goal doesn’t prevent us from staying attuned to the unique needs of each individual. We look carefully at individual histories and patterns, and at how the past might influence the couple’s relationship. When your psychotherapist is engaged, reflective and perceptive, both you and your partner will feel heard and that your individual narratives are understood.

By creating a comfortable atmosphere and maintaining a high level of attunment, LLPW’s psychotherapists hope to experience the couple “in vivo”, seeing the relationship as a living organism and getting a sense of how it behaves in a natural setting. Your therapist may provide real-time feedback, helping you practice skills that might include reflective-listening, empathy and “I statements”. We’ll integrate therapy methods that might include Imago, IFT, non-violent communication and sex therapy.

When appropriate, your LLPW psychotherapist may coordinate care with your individual therapists.

And, as sessions progress, you may determine you also might benefit from Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy or Group Psychotherapy.

Request Your First Appointment now to start addressing issues in your relationship.

To book please fill out our contact form found here. Be sure to review the necessary information to make you booking a success as well.

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is unique in the way it lets individuals experience themselves in a larger context. As a result, group therapy offers advantages that other therapy modalities may not.  

The dynamic nature of a group can make it an especially effective setting to work on issues such as social anxiety and depression. Groups also give individuals the chance to get and give support. Relating to others within a comfortable, safe environment can ease one’s sense of isolation. Group psychotherapy also can improve self-knowledge by giving participants a better understanding of how they engage in social contexts.

Safe, Comfortable Group Psychotherapy

To ensure that group psychotherapy at LLPW feels safe, our groups run for a fixed number of sessions.  During that period, the group is closed to new members. Current members commit to attending each session. These traits contribute to the sense of community and security that is essential to group therapy at LLPW.

At their conclusion, some LLPW groups restart. At that point, new members join and current members may have the option of restarting.

Groups focus on a specific topic. Participation varies by topic, but ranges from six to 12 members. The length of our typical group is eight to 16 weeks, with weekly sessions running 90 minutes to two hours.

Disparate Groups and Topics

Groups at LLPW might be structured and skills based, as with DBT and mindful mediation. Or they might be process-oriented, as with a support group.

Typical topics of group therapy at LLPW include:

  • DBT
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders, with groups forming to address multiple symptoms or focus on specific issues (restricting, binge-eating, etc.)
  • Mindful meditation and stress reduction
  • Post-partum depression, with separate groups for men and women
  • Transgender support and support for partners of transgender men and women
  • Uncoupling, for people struggling with the end of a marriage or other long-term relationship
  • Women’s issues, encompassing dating, pregnancy, middle age, empty nest, work/family balance and more

Please check with you insurer to confirm your group is covered. Whether your group is covered will depend on your plan and clinical needs.

Group psychotherapy can provide effective treatment on its own or an adjunct to Individual Psychotherapy, Couple’s Psychotherapy or Family Psychotherapy.

Nutrition Therapy and Consultation
Our registered Dietician works with individuals, families and groups to identify their needs and provide nutrition education to help them understand the importance of nutrition for their physical and emotional health. Nutrition is an integral part of health and recovery and our dietician works in collaboration with the client’s team of providers. Whether the focus is improving nutritional intake for chronic illness, weight management, disordered eating, athletic performance or mood disorders, the goal is to develop an individualized plan to help you reach your goals.
Massage Therapy/Healing Bodywork/Mindfulness Practice
Bodywork can assist clients on the path toward physical health and mental well-being. Bodywork, Yoga and mindfulness practices help clients connect with and tap into the wisdom of the body and can be especially helpful to those emerging from trauma who may need to build or rebuild a relationship with safe touch. This connection to the body provides a foundation for greater ease in the exploration of the mind and one’s relationship to self, others and life in general.
Medication Consultation
Psychotherapy in conjunction with Psychotropic medication can be an effective protocol in mitigating symptoms associated with trauma, anxiety and depression, among other mental health conditions. Our nurse practitioner is trained to work with the whole person and collaborate with your existing therapist. In turn, we require that individuals who seek psychiatric consultation be in active psychotherapy and have seen their current therapist a minimum of three times.
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350 Lyn-Lake Building
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Our Team

It’s our range of experience that helps our clients benefit from treatment that’s as unique as they are.

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Megan McGregor

The decision to see a therapist is a very personal and often difficult choice to make. My hope is that the decision to schedule the first session is the hardest part of the process.

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Will Bohnen

We all need help from time to time. If this is you, you don’t need to do this alone. I will help you to figure out what isn’t working correctly in your life and together we can work to restore your quality of life by building greater coping skills.

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MC Kunz

I use bodywork to assist clients on the path to physical health and mental well-being.

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Hanna Zipes

When working with individuals, I treat the whole person. I take into consideration the individual’s environment, emotional and physical health.

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Patricia White

Together we can work on recognizing triggers and developing more effective responses to them. I believe you are the expert on your life.

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Rick Laska

I hope to help you find sexual health and mental health, however you define them!

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Kristine Martin

I guide clients in creating awareness from a sensory level towards what it means to FEEL more peace and equanimity in their minds, bodies, and hearts.

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Amy DiGennaro

I am an artist and therapist who can help you create the life you want using creative expression.

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Kay Guidarelli

There is always something new to learn and I embrace this thought in y practice. I'm passionate about the work in my field.

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Angie Star

As a therapist I have had the privilege of watching numerous people experience the transformation that comes from having the courage to reach out for help.

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Xochitl Keseley

My clinical interests involve women’s healthcare and mental health symptom management related to mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, stress and coping.

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Amanda Lindsey

My professional experience includes expertise in crisis intervention and de-escalation, dual disorders, trauma, and family systems issues.

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Joe Molinari

My work is to support people in establishing a preferred way of interacting with the world and self, creating distance from the problem, and taking the steps towards the life they want.

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Andrew Braum

You are the expert of your life experience and I will collaborate with you to create a life with a greater sense of authenticity and fulfillment.

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Matt Ryan

I operate from a person-centered approach, which emphasizes being genuine, providing unconditional positive regard, and emphatic understanding in the efforts to foster our therapeutic connection.

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Charles Kaltenberg

My approach to therapy is meeting the client where they are at, which means truly listening to the client’s needs and desires for creating a collaborative treatment plan.

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