With 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.Read Full Post
Laurie 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
Deciding 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
Many of us think of PTSD as a condition that just affects military veterans. Just about anyone can be exposed to traumatic events that may result in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Read Full Post
Children’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
Finding 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
Your wedding day is a beautiful thing. Flowers, friends, family, and that special person you are planning to spend the rest of your life with! Most people enter into a marriage expecting it to last forever. Once a marriage begins, there can be many trials and tribulations…Read Full Post
Seeking a mental health professional can be an intimidating experience. Individual therapy is extremely beneficial to many people. It can help with a variety of things such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, learning how to cope, effectively communicate and more. If you are distressed, searching to vent or looking for ways to improve you life, especially emotionally, the International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy is here for you. We are comforting, non-judgemental and can give you constructive help to improve your life.Read Full Post
Everyone experiences anger. It is completely normal and at times even necessary. Anger is an adaptive emotional response to experience of hurt, injustice, fear and frustration. Oftentimes, anger inspires a powerful physical response in the body, such as a rush of adrenaline, increased blood pressure, increased heart-rate and fast breathing.Read Full Post
Marriage is hard. There’s no denying it. Couples have to work to have the marriage they want, and even if you love your partner wholeheartedly, that isn’t always enough to ensure you’re both happy with your relationship. So how can you grow and maintain a healthy, happy marriage?
At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, Laurie Grengs works with married couples who are going through the marital problems we all encounter during our years of marriage. Whether it’s the first year, ten years, or 50 years, a marriage is never perfect, and many couples need help identifying the problem areas in their marriage, addressing the problems in a healthy and productive manner, and creating real solutions that will ensure they achieve that marital bliss we all dream of.
If you’re looking for a Coon Rapids, Minnesota marriage counselor who can help you get your marriage on track, Laurie Grengs has the experience and the methods to help.Read Full Post