I am a Marriage and Family therapist working with families, individuals and couples in private practice in the Buffalo and Waconia areas of the Twin Cities. I work with people who feel stuck and want a way to work through their current way of relating to others and themselves. I have a passion for witnessing others growth and acceptance of themselves in new and profound ways. EMDR is a tool that has been helpful in processing clients past traumas which keep them from living their full lives. Please don't hesitate to call, I look forward to working with you. Karen
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I find that people have it within them to grow and heal. I see my role as facilitating the natural ability to become healthier and more functional. Therapy can be a very difficult step to take, yet with courage and effort, positive change is very possible. Healing and releasing built up stress and trauma opens the door to feeling more alive, present and the ability to feel more joy.
Kathy is dedicated and passionate about helping adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship conflicts, pregnancy and postpartum issues, parenting challenges, grief and loss.
Kathy utilizes a variety of approaches to guide each person toward greater happiness and living life more fully such as EMDR Therapy, Equine assisted psychotherapy, biofeedback, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
While mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy provide excellent tools to cope with the stress and anxiety experienced in life, EMDR provides the pathway to healing from life’s challenges.
Kathy provides a warm, supportive and safe place for you to share your journey, your story, your truth. She offers a gentle approach where you are in control of what you process and when.
In Kathy’s free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends—horseback riding, hiking and SCUBA diving.
Anxiety, depression, and other troubling feelings often stem from past events. If you want to recover from painful experiences, I use EMDR to help you sort through what you've been taught to believe that might be limiting and hurtful. Then, I'll support you as you recover your natural and healthy sense of self and find a way of being that feels right for you. When you're grounded in yourself, anxiety and depression decrease, and you can more freely create the kind of life you desire. I also use Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy-both of which help in growing into living with awareness and self acceptance.
Areas of expertise:
Stress, depression or anxiety Trauma, PTSD, or past abuse Life Transitions such as divorce, death, or illness Relationship issues at home or work Poor self esteem or body image Self-Harming Spiritual trauma or crisis, high sensitivity Mood disorders Job dissatisfaction
I accept HSA and private pay, Aetna, An…
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