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 over 10 years of experience in the mental health field treating children, adolescents, couples, and families. As a Christian, she finds purpose and fulfillment in her work that leads her to be compassionate and understanding throughout the client’s healing process. She instills hope and enlightenment as the client shares their story, and where that story is held delicately throughout the therapeutic process. Jodi’s approach is influenced by family systems and attachment theory. Jodi is trained in Brainspotting, Phase 1, by David Grande. Also, trained in Gottman’s Level 1 Relational Therapy Model. 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, interpersonal communication, boundary setting, women’s issues, parenting skills, adolescents, children, attachment disturbances, child development, unresolved or ambiguous loss, Christian counseling and spirituality, trauma, self-esteem, financial management, work related issues, anxiety, depression, sensory integration issues, self and emotional regulation, developmental stages of the life span, and stress management.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response In our response lies our growth and our freedom Viktor Fankl
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
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
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