Alison Perry, MA LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Alison holds a Master’s degree from the University of Saint Thomas and has a strong passion for serving others through therapy. She works with couples, families, adults, and adolescents. As every client is unique, Alison strives for a collaborative relationship with clients to improve their sense of self and reach goals best fitting their personal experiences. Her strengths include disorders such as mood, anxiety, eating, obsessive-compulsive, bipolar, borderline personality, panic, phobias, and adjustment. She also places great importance on the client’s whole life picture and relationships. By doing so, she broadens her spectrum of treatment to life coaching, divorce/reconciliation issues, pregnancy/infertility, parenting, family/relationship conflict, career exploration, grief, and coping. Her theoretical approach is eclectic and draws from several frameworks, including systemic, relational, emotion-focused, Gestalt, and CBT. Alison is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes it to help clients reprocess past traumatic experiences. “The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” ~ Buddhist Proverb
Jodi Smith, MS LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Jodi holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Cloud State University. She has experience providing intensive in-home family therapy. Her primary focus has been working with children, ages 3 to 18 years old, who struggle with behavioral and emotional difficulties. She has worked closely with parents to provide education and support to address unique challenges that they are faced with. Jodi’s therapeutic framework is systemic and practical in nature. Her faith-driven approach is enlightened with hope and strength for the client’s personal growth and development. She assists clients toward becoming empowered by their self-worth, and works collaboratively to reach their ideal goal of success and progress. She provides a supportive, humorous, and safe environment where she makes it possible to connect on a therapeutic level. Her special interests and enthusiasm surround work with: couples, marital difficulties, intimacy concerns, boundary setting, women’s issues, parenting skills, adolescents, children, attachment disturbances, child development, faith-based, spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficult transitions throughout stages of life, and stress management.
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