Hi, my name is Deann and I have been practicing in the mental health field for 30 years. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Clinical Social Worker in Alexandria, MN
I am trained in both EMDR and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and can typically resolved the body's response to the trauma or traumatic events rather quickly, often in the first session with ART. This opens up your ability to work on your goals and gain functionality.
I believe no one should be in therapy forever so like to move people through their depression and learn to manage or eliminate their symptoms through creating realistic and measurable goals with them. We can often reshape one's thoughts and feelings to improve their mood.
When treating anxiety, it's important to find some short term relief while working on long term brain change. We can accomplish this through calming your body and changing your mind.
Aside from traditional talk therapy for trauma, I offer EMDR and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) which is a no talk option for those who find it difficult to verbalize the trauma.
I believe in creating SMART goals with my clients: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time Sensitive goals and objectives to work toward in therapy. Some goals take longer than others and that's just fine, we work at your pace but keep moving forward!
A CBT approach to therapy is a process of connecting thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the belief that you have the power to change and control these through the process of therapy.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a trauma therapy that is also useful in many other mental health disorders. It is a great way to reduce the body trauma quickly.
Pets are a great way to calm energies and build relationships. Petey helps my clients feel comfortable in session.