Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Farmington, MN

I work a great deal with trauma issues. I consider trauma a loss. I offer EMDR therapy for trauma and loss issues. Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a revolutionary new therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. Many patients who have made slow progress in the past, or who have not benefited from more traditional therapies say that with EMDR they ha....

Healing Connections Therapy Center

Healing Connections Therapy Center

Location: 1751 Southcross Drive West, Burnsville

The death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, health losses - there are many life events that may bring up over-whelming feelings for which we are unprepared. Grief counseling can assist us in understanding and validating our experience following a significant loss. Even a few sessions can provide information to better understand "What is happening to me?" during what is often a confusing time. Louise Quinn helped to establish The Minnesota Center For Grief and Loss in 1988, and has worked with individuals and groups through a wide range of losses since that time. She understands the traumatic nature of certain types of loss, and at the same time, honors the resilency of the human spirit.

Judy Brunsgaard, MA, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Location Near Therapist: Farmington, MN

Grief is a reacton to a loss that can produce a variety of responses, as unique to each individual as fingerprints or DNA. Contrary to popular belief, there is no single right way to grieve a loss; there is no script for grieving. Each one of us identifies our losses and adjusts to our altered life in whatever way is uniquely ours. My approach to healing grief is informed by the work of Pauline Boss, who describes a wide range of loss experiences, from the familiar death of a loved one to the less familiar (somewhat ambiguous) loss of hopes, dreams, and expectations . Whatever your loss, I am prepared to assist you and accompany you as you journey toward healing.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1500 McAndrews Rd W, Burnsville

Grief and loss are part of life. We all go through grief at our own pace and it is not a linear process. It is more of a jumbled process landing on different phases of: anger, denial, depression, bargaining and eventually acceptance. After consulting with a grief counselor for a couple years I feel competent in helping clients move through their grief.

Amy Lee-Jones, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 13953 West Preserve Blvd, Suite 203, Burnsville

Many people believe that grief is a five step process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I believe that it is more than these stages. Grief and loss are unique experiences for each person and each relationship. Losing abilities, relationships, opportunities, etc. can have a devastating effect on our emotions, our thinking, our spiritual beliefs, and our actions. Support through the process of grieving must create space for dealing with feelings, our perceptions, our beliefs, and help us to be able to function in a way that allows us to continue to grow and develop in spite of the loss.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Location: 4660 Slater Road Suite 250, Eagan

When you lose someone or something that you love, it can feel as though your world has ended. Everyone reacts to grief and loss differently. For example, one person may cope by denying that the loss has happened, another person may bury his/her hurt in busy behaviors (such as working), while others may be able to express their sadness in a direct manner. All are common responses to loss. Grief can prove difficult: it may abate and then reappear seemingly out of nowhere. Or in the case of couples, different grief reactions can result in significant conflict. Our work together can address the common feelings associated with grief, improve overall coping, and increase acceptance of the loss

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan

Losing a loved one is often a time of disruption and chaos, of sadness and loneliness. The predictability of "models of grieving" and their accompanying stages are often helpful, but can also be limiting in that no one person's process is just like anyone else's. When working with grief and loss, I help my client to remember the person they loved, and strive to meet my client where he or she at with their thoughts and feelings. The counseling may just be one or two sessions or may last over a year, depending on the circumstances and needs of my client.

Gary Beaver, M.A., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan

Grieving is a normal, healthy process which can bring about tremendous healing and growth. But sometimes one can get stuck – either in not being able to move beyond grief or in not being able to fully enter into it. When either of these painful conditions exist, the passage of time may not bring one closer to resolution and conventional grief therapy may not produce the needed breakthrough. That is why I treat grief and loss with therapies which go far beyond other forms of therapy in the depth of their healing effects. Both of the innovative techniques I use – EMDR and Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) – can heal grief to to a degree never before thought possible.

Andrea Shellen, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 16228 Main Avenue #103, Prior Lake

If you are feeling like you aren't yourself anymore, like a piece of you is gone from your loss(es) and you can't seem to get past this, no matter what amount of time has gone by, therapy could be a good decision. We will take a look at organizing your life again, in very small steps. I will help in the emphasis of self care, support systems and healing tools.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

Location: 8400 Normandale Lake Blvd #920, Bloomington

Overcoming grief and loss requires a balance of experiencing emotional pain and the conscious attempt to move forward in life in positive ways. This is a delicate balance and healing may take time. But there is always hope for a positive future that must be nurtured within the reality of one's loss.There must be an authentic experiencing of the feelings of hurt and pain. And this may take considerable time and patience, though every person is different in the way that they handle loss. Every person should be respected in their path taken for personal healing.


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Grief Counseling Farmington MN.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Farmington MN grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Farmington, MN trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Farmington, MN does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Farmington MN trauma therapist or Farmington MN grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Farmington MN can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Farmington MN grief therapy and counseling in Minnesota can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Farmington MN grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Farmington MN with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A Minnesota grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Farmington grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Farmington, MN grief therapist below today.