Londonderry Office Park
5780 Lincoln Drive #250
Edina, MN 55436
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Maple Grove Office
7835 Main Street N. #220
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. My additional training includes: Gottman Level 1 for couple’s therapy and being a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator for pre-marital counseling.
I am passionate about working with people to understand their unique experiences and perspectives. I strive to provide a calming presence and a safe environment where people can be vulnerable, honest and share without feeling judged. It can be difficult to be vulnerable. Providing an environment to allow for transparency and honesty is my first priority to facilitate growth and improvement. I pride myself on building relationships with this in mind and I believe in every human being’s ability to reach their desired goals.
I have been working in the mental health field providing individual, couples and family therapy. Additionally, I have specialized experience providing co-parenting therapy and working with Hennepin County Child Protective services providing parenting assessments. My other experiences include 9 years of leading a high school mentoring program and 15 years in a corporate setting. I have had the unique pleasure of gaining insights through my experiences within all of these cultures.
My therapeutic approach involves identifying desired change and using evidence based-techniques to help clients work towards improvement, increasing empowerment, gaining acceptance and building confidence. My framework comes from Attachment-based Therapy which supports securely attached relationships by building trust, vulnerability and increasing emotional safety. I also utilize Structural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to provide interventions to support clients as they identify and overcome internal distress and conflicts.
I specialize in working with couples to identify processes that are not serving the relationship in a positive way. I work to identify ineffective communication, behaviors and the resulting undesirable consequences within the relationship to bring awareness to each person. Furthermore, by identifying the process and needs of each individuals, we can work at integrating new communication skills to promote vulnerability, trust and support.
My goal with clients is to help them understand how past experiences, in addition to current boundaries and expectations, may be affecting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I focus on communication patterns to identify intent and impact; helping clients increase awareness and gain additional understanding. I also look at environmental experiences and social injustices to ensure each individual can reach their full potential. I am always learning and trying to improve my therapeutic abilities therefore I make it a priority to check in with my clients to gather feedback and continually assess progress. I believe in the power of strong relationships, effort and overcoming challenges together.
I see clients at the Maple Grove and Edina offices. I can be reached at Aaron@MN-CCC.com