Author Archives: Therapeutic Counseling

Licensed Child & Adult Therapist

Individual TherapistAt The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, Laurie Grengs works with individuals, couples, and families in counseling sessions intended to promote inner peace, happiness, and healing. If you’re looking for a therapy counselor in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN, our counseling center is the perfect place for you to work through your challenges with a professional and experienced therapist in a setting that promotes progress and growth.

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Adolescent Therapy, MN

Adolescent Therapy, MNYoung people—adolescents, specifically—are entering a pivotal time in life at an interesting and sometimes harrowing time in our history.  Adolescents are working toward getting their driver’s’ licenses, and high school seniors are facing the idea of socializing out of their homes.  More adolescents are experiencing depression and anxiety than ever before.  Identifying the larger societal causes of these phenomena may be difficult or impossible to achieve.  If you or your adolescent loved-one lives in the Coon Rapids area, Laurie Grengs is a licensed therapist who specializes in adolescent therapy and can help your teen through the difficult times they face and help them make positive and productive decisions.

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Couples Counseling Coon Rapids, MN Area

Couples Counseling Coon Rapids, MN AreaOn your wedding day, with your whole life in front of you, it is easy to think that your life will be a fairy tale. After all, you’ve found the love of your life and the two of you can conquer any problems that arise. What is hard to see on that magical day is that life can present unexpected challenges and, over time, people and priorities can change and communication can be unexpectedly strained for long periods of time. Marriage is hard work and sometimes you need to focus on it and work to reconnect. If you find yourself frustrated with your spouse, or uncertain about your future, it may be time to begin couples counseling to help you and your spouse get back on the same page. Laurie Grengs is a psychologist with more than thirty years of experience helping couples in the Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka and Andover area find their way back to each other.

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Benefits of Individual Therapy

Therapist BlaineMost people who decide that they could benefit from therapy are thinking about individual therapy. In this format, you meet on a regular basis with your counselor/therapist, identify and then address the specific and underlying issues that are affecting your life in ways that are not fulfilling or productive. Laurie Grengs is a licensed psychologist who offers individual therapy in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In addition to being a therapist with great credentials and thirty years of experience, Laurie is someone who works hard to connect with her clients and also works with you to achieve your goals for therapy.

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Substance Abuse Therapist | Coon Rapids, MN

Substance Abuse TherapistIf you are coming to terms with the realities of your substance abuse, Laurie Grengs can help you. Experience with substance abuse problems is characterized by a proven track-record of success, while showing  compassion and support. A well known substance abuse therapist, with a history of working with addictive individuals helping them to achieve long term abstinence. The nature of substance abuse requires finding the right balance of traditional therapy and employing new strategies eliminate the abuse of substances from your life, once and for all.

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Marriage Therapist Near Me | Coon Rapids, MN

Marriage Therapist Near MeLaurie Grengs and The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy provide comprehensive counseling services specializing in the area of marriage therapy. Located conveniently in Coon Rapids, MN. As a Marriage Therapist, Laurie has opened her heart and her mind to people who need help with their marriage. Marriage can be difficult and Laurie Grengs understands this. People are complicated, and in marital relationships those individual complications can become magnified, conflicted, emotional and complicated.   Laurie Grengs  believes that we can work to understand our individual and relational complications and become stronger than ever as a couple. The first step toward improving your relationship is contacting a marriage therapist near you.

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North Metro Family Therapist

Family Therapist Blaine Every family is completely unique, and that means that every family has its own specific set of challenges. These can be challenges between siblings, challenges between parents and children, challenges within the entire family unit, and more. The most important thing to remember when dealing with family issues is that at the end of the day, you all want the same thing; to be a happy, functional, and communicative family. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, Laurie Grengs focuses on helping promote growth within families through counseling that helps everyone talk through their individual and group challenges. If you’re looking for a Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka or Andover, MN family therapist, look no further. Laurie can tackle a range of family struggles, from behavioral issues to managing grief.

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Relationship Counseling Blaine

Marriage Therapy Blaine MNWith all of the political and legal fighting recently about what constitutes a marriage, one thing is very clear. No matter where your personal beliefs fall in the debate, Marriage is a Very Important Aspect of the American Culture.

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Finding A Healthy Balance in Life

Therapy MNFor a multitude of reasons our lives are more stressful than ever and the pressure is likely greater than it has ever been to produce and succeed. The rate of heart attacks caused by stress among adults is once again growing. The patterns of our lives that develop over time perpetuate a mentality that we must always produce something in order to avoid job loss or gain a promotion or, more generally, succeed.

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Individual Therapy Sessions MN

Therapist BlaineLaurie Grengs has offered individual therapy to those in Coon Rapids, Anoka and Blaine, MN for close to forty years. She has gained a reputation for providing excellent care and facilitating the healing of her patients from all types of psychological origins. During her career, Laurie has gained insight into many psychological issues that are faced by so many of us. If you think that you are more likely to benefit from the one-on-one attention of Individual Therapy, it may help to know that Laurie has expertise in the following areas:

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