Traumas come in all shapes and sizes, just like human beings. And every individual responds to trauma in their life in a different way. Laurie Grengs is a Coon Rapids, MN psychologist who specializes in helping people recover and heal from their traumas. Laurie will not define clients by their traumas, but instead helps them understand the impact those traumas have had on their lives. Traumas can be chronic or acute. For example, if you have been psychologically neglected or more subtly mistreated by someone you have known for a long time (chronic), that trauma is likely to manifest differently than if you are responding to post-traumatic stress disorder because of a recent car accident (an acute trauma).
Experienced Trauma Counselor, MN
For more than thirty-five years, Laurie Grengs has been helping people work through a wide range of personal traumas. She serves the people of Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover, Ham Lake, and virtually every other community in Minnesota. Regardless of the nature and specifics of your trauma, it will be validated by Laurie’s approach. She is the founder of the International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy and bases her practice on the premise that everyone should be allowed to feel fulfillment and joy in being themselves and living life. So, no matter what kind of trauma is affecting your life, finding help from a trained professional—and in the case of Laurie Grengs, a licensed psychologist—can be critical to your long-term healing.
There is not a counselor or therapist out there who can say they have direct experience with the myriad sources of trauma their clients bring to them. Laurie communicates empathy, which does not require direct analogous experience, but instead the willingness to feel what you feel on your terms. Empathy for the people she helps is arguably Laurie Grengs’ greatest stock-in-trade, the source of a wonderful reputation in the communities she has served for more than three and a half decades. She has experience working with clients who have experienced personal trauma such as childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse in childhood or in an adult love relationship, emotional abuse experienced as a child or adult, neglect, death of a loved one, car accident, job loss, even combat from war.
Laurie will work to help you understand that you are safe in her presence, that you can trust her, and she will work to help you understand that you have the capacity to heal from your trauma. Laurie will validate your trauma even before you make your first appointment with her. It is in her nature to empathize with others, and if you have unresolved issues related to a trauma in your life, Laurie Grengs will lend that empathy to you immediately and caringly and help you move forward with your life in a healthy way. For more information, call Laurie directly at (763) 572-2326 or (877) 572-2326.