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
Like any form of therapy and counseling, finding an anger management therapist who will help you effectively work through your challenges can seem daunting. You not only need to find someone you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with, you need someone who can provide you with effective tools and strategies for overcoming your obstacles and getting control of your emotions and behaviors. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, Laurie Grengs specializes in helping patients find internal peace – and if you’re struggling with anger, your willingness to seek your own inner peace will play a large part in your journey toward managing your anger. If you’re looking for an anger management therapist in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN, look no further; you’ve found her!Read Full Post
Laurie Grengs is a licensed therapist who provides excellent counseling services to many people in and around Coon Rapids, MN, where her office is located. If you have been thinking about starting to see a therapist, Laurie is an excellent choice for many reasons. She is not only highly qualified, she is well versed on numerous issues that tend to affect people including depression, anger management, marital problems, child and adolescent issues, substance abuse and trauma.Read Full Post
Laurie Grengs has served her community through her practice of therapeutic counseling for well over thirty-five years. She has helped a great many people find peace and resolution from difficult and complex psychological issues by using her professional training, compassion, and keen insight into the origins of their issues. Laurie understands that the world can impact individuals in sometimes very negative ways, but she also understands how to create positive strategies for you to counteract those negative forces.Read Full Post
When you were young, you were likely bombarded with images about marriage — from watching your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones interact, or when you watch TV or movies. We gather these images over time and develop an expectation of what marriage should be once it is our turn. Often, married couples find that marriage is much more difficult and complicated than they thought it might be. This is extremely common. If you find yourself struggling in your marriage to communicate effectively or feel like there is too much conflict, arguing or suffering, it might be time to reach out for support and guidance from a trained and experienced therapist. Laurie Grengs is a psychologist with more than three decades of experience working with couples to resolve conflict and find greater joy and love that you are looking for.Read Full Post
In her thirty-five years as a licensed, practicing therapist, Laurie Grengs has treated people from Blaine, Anoka, Andover, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, and many other locations in Minnesota. Laurie offers personalized, individual treatment and specializes on providing therapy for those struggling with depression. Depression can take many forms, manifesting in loss of sleep, sleeping too much, lack of appetite, or increased eating, despair, difficulty concentrating, hopelessness, low self-esteem, and sometimes even, suicidal thoughts and feelings. It may slowly take over your life or hit you instantly. For many, seeking help from a counselor is an enormously difficult step, but it is extremely important. Laurie will immediately make you feel at ease, provide support and compassion and help you take steps forward.Read Full Post
Despite the fact that the general public is more aware than ever before that depression is an illness of the mind in the same way that the flu is an illness of the body, there persists a belief that depression is “just” sadness, or “just” feeling down, or “just” a chosen feeling of negativity that can be easily overcome by simply deciding to feel better.Read Full Post