Posts Categorized: Depression

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:

Read Full Post

Depression Counseling Blaine

Depression Therapist Coon RapidsDeciding to seek the help of a qualified counselor when you believe you may be suffering from depression can feel like a big step. If you live in Blaine, Coon Rapids, Anoka, Andover, or any number of other nearby locations in Minnesota, seeking the help of therapist Laurie Grengs can make this step feel smaller. Laurie has been practicing counseling in Coon Rapids for more than thirty years. In that time, she has helped many people through mild to severe depression. She is known for providing care with empathy and deep insight and can help you get your life back.

Read Full Post

Couples Counseling Coon Rapids

Minneapolis Couples CounselingOn 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 Blaine, Coon Rapids, Anoka and Andover area find their way back to each other.

Read Full Post

Children’s Therapy Blaine

Blaine, Coon RapidsChildren’s therapy is a process that has many different hats. There are so many different stages of development for children that it’s almost hard to put a label on children in general. From infancy to young adulthood, the various states of child development are very broad. As each child grows, their experiences and influences help to cultivate who they are. So when something traumatic or tragic happens, it can greatly affect who they are as a person. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, we provide child therapy for all stages of child development. Our psychologist, Laurie Grengs, works with children to help open the lines of communication and understandingg.

Read Full Post

Substance Abuse Counselor Coon Rapids

Substance Abuse CouselerLaurie Grengs’ experience as a counselor is steeped in knowledge, wisdom and compassion. Moreover, it is characterized by her ability to provide practical strategies that actually work to the benefit of the people she helps. Substance abuse is one of the areas of expertise that Laurie Grengs has developed in her career, which dates back more than three and a half decades. If you are trying to gain control over a substance abuse issue and you live near her Coon Rapids office, you should consider reaching out and making an appointment. Laurie Grengs and The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy can help you every step of the way.

Read Full Post

Therapist for Adolescents

Therapist Coon Rapids MNFinding a mental health provider for young adults can be challenging. Oftentimes during the teenage years it is easy for adolescents to shut down and not want to communicate. Sometimes they may feel vulnerable and uncomfortable talking to their family, or maybe it is beneficial for each family member to seek individual therapy after a traumatic event. Whatever the case may be, at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy we understand the importance and difficulties that adolescents and young adults face. No matter what the age group is, we know that each person has a unique situation and that these age groups experience certain things due to chemical and biological changes. By understanding the changes that children and young adults go through, we can better help them with their needs, understand themselves, and help them overcome future challenges easier by giving them the necessary tools.

Read Full Post

Anger Management Therapist Blaine

Youth Psychological MNThe International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, located in Coon Rapids, MN provides effective Anger Management services for Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka and the surrounding twin cities area. Anger, if not managed properly, can become harmful at work, in relationships, and affect our overall well-being. Some indicators that you may need to consider an anger counseling course or group anger management therapy sessions include: feeling like you constantly have to control your anger, arguing with your partner, children or coworkers; trouble with the law; physical violence; threats of violence; and out of control behavior.

Read Full Post

Individual Therapist Help

Individual or CouplesFinding the right therapist often takes some time and work, but it is worth the effort to find someone that you are comfortable with. The connection you have with your therapist is essential. You need someone who you can trust, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery.

Therapy cannot be effective unless you have a good bond with your therapist, so taking the time to find someone that works best with you is key. Therapy can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist, someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life.

Read Full Post

Chemical Dependency Therapist

Substance Abuse CouselerAddiction is a common disease, and unfortunately the addiction or prescription medications and heroin have greatly increased in the past twenty years. Fighting addiction is an ongoing practice, and takes a lifetime of work. At the International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, we have more than 30 years of experience in dealing with drug and alcohol abuse and are here to provide you with the ability to have a safe, unjudged environment. We want to assist you on your path to sobriety and help you as a recovery coach.

Read Full Post

Marriage Counseling

Marraige Therapist Coon Rapids MNA marital relationship between two people is one of the most significant relationships a person will have in their lives. Every marriage has its ups and downs, or periods of highs and lows. During the highs, a couple will feel connected, in love, and passionate about one another. During a low period, a couple may be cold, distant, argue frequently, and may even contemplate separating. These stages can be short-term, lasting a few weeks at a time, or can be long-term phases that last years.

Read Full Post