Helping you begins with understanding you. For that reason, I believe in a collaborative counseling relationship, built first and foremost on understanding your experience, including your strengths, pain, and struggles. Even when you can’t see your strengths, I can, and I will help you discover or relearn what they are. My general approach is solution-focused, but I employ other strategies, including family systems, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral, that you and I together believe will help you achieve your potential.
I realize helping you requires not only abilities, but knowledge. A unique contribution I bring to therapy is my expertise as an educator in social work. I am full-time faculty in the St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. I teach students in the Masters of Social Work (MSW) program how to incorporate mental health theory and knowledge to help individuals, couples, and families. Through this process, I stay current with psychotherapy literature, which informs my practice and helps me be more effective for you.
With 9 years of experience, I have developed expertise in working with couples, individuals, children, and families. I have assisted people with problems related to marital communication and conflict, parenting issues, sex addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other related issues. I look forward to working with you on your unique journey of healing and recovery. Contact me today at (952) 808-6848
My St. Thomas profile is here: http://www.stthomas.edu/socialwork/faculty/bios/petersonLance.htm