Charlie Bulman provides non-judgmental support and helps you gain skills for managing emotions, for focusing thoughts, and for practicing life-affirming behaviors.
I will work with you to build resiliency, improve your self-management skills, and find ways to accept the uncertainties of living in this age of Coronavirus.
Get help with:
· Managing Anxiety or Depression
· Addiction/Reducing the harmful impact of alcohol or drug use or other behavioral addictions
· Retraining the way your brain functions through neurofeedback, through mindfulness, or through cognitive restructuring
· Understanding and learning to manage the impact trauma or adverse childhood experiences
· Living with the impact of aging
· Adjusting to losses, addressing grief
Why We Get Stuck:
Many of our coping skills or “go-to” behaviors develop surprisingly early in life. Once we find a skill that works, we tend to overuse it. We use child-sized ideas to deal with adult-sized problems.
And just like being stuck using repetitive behaviors, we also find that repetitive thoughts march down well-worn neural pathways. Our capacity for change, for openness and for flexibility becomes increasingly limited.
What we do matters. What we think and what we do on a daily basis actually changes the shape and the functioning of our brains.
My training is in integrated behavioral health with an emphasis on changing repetitive behaviors, as well as in managing emotions and addressing trauma. I will work with you to make changes to the mental and physical habits which limit your well-being or get in the way of healthy relationships.
How I Will Work With You to Create Meaningful Change:
· Through careful and empathetic listening: helping you name your issues and define how they impact your life. We can’t change what we don’t see.
· Through learning positivity and building on strengths: focusing on building assets—as opposed to fixing deficits—is more effective in promoting wellness and effecting change
· Through understanding how the brain works: the amazing advances in neuroscience have changed how we do therapy. Scientists now know how to create change, how happiness works, how what we think about shapes the structure and functioning of our brain.
· Through using Methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Counseling through Video Sessions:
Due to the Coronavirus, counseling sessions are held through the Zoom Video platform. We can meet using a computer, a tablet or iPad, or a Smartphone. Sessions are confidential.
Alliance for Healing:
Charlie provides counseling through the Alliance for Healing, a private therapy practice.
Alliance for Healing offers treatment for those living with the challenge of trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic disorders, sexual compulsive disorders or addiction, betrayal, and intimacy disorders. We assist our clients in a safe and respectful environment to rebuild healthy relationships, restore function, and find meaning and purpose in life.
Cost per Session: $145 - $198. Our Office Manager will verify insurance eligibility and inform you of any out of pocket expenses.
We accept the following Insurance Plans: Aetna, America's PPO, Anthem, BlueCross and BlueShield, Health Partners (OON), Hennepin Health, Magellan, Medicaid, Medical Assistance, PreferredOne, South Country Health Alliance, UCar
· Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health, with licensure for treating both mental health and substance use (or addictive) disorders.
· Training in Neurofeedback
· Training in Trauma, CBT, DBT