Getting Started

*Telehealth Appointments: At this time, only telehealth (online) appointments are offered using a confidential video conferencing platform. You will receive a link to a secure client portal where you will complete New Client Forms, can pay your pill, and view/print receipts.

The clinical interview, all background history and information-gathering, and goal-setting sessions that occur prior to beginning Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) will be conducted via telemental health. On a case-by-case basis, ART may also be conducted via telehealth, with appropriate measures in place (i.e. secure internet connection, large screen, adequate coping resources). Once the risk of COVID-19 exposure has sufficiently decreased, we will discuss timelines and guidelines for safely resuming in-person sessions.

What to Expect

1) Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation:

Successful therapy is about finding a good fit. During this phone consultation, we will briefly discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and your interest in and readiness for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Make sure you browse this website and ask any questions you have about getting started!

If it is determined that your needs may be better served by another provider or agency, several community referrals will be provided to you.

Due to licensing and liability, you must be over 18 and located in the State of Minnesota to receive services at In Focus Psychotherapy LLC.

2) Your First Appointment:

The initial appointment is referred to as a Clinical Interview or Diagnostic Assessment. During this session, we will thoroughly assess and explore your presenting concerns, which includes gathering relevant background information about your family, social, occupational, health, and trauma history.

The Clinical Interview is typically completed in one 90-minute session, or can span two 45-minute sessions. We will also determine the anticipated length and frequency of appointments (weekly to bi-weekly).

3) Goal-Setting:

The first few therapy sessions after the Clinical Interview are centered on establishing achievable goals for therapy. Collaboration is key! Together, we will focus in on the main problem areas in your life by first discovering unhealthy patterns and distressing experiences, and then identifying the best avenues for addressing them.

ART works for countless concerns. We'll choose the most effective interventions to reduce your symptoms and resolve your problems. Feeling and seeing results in your daily life is vital to your therapeutic journey.

4) Psychotherapy Sessions:

Everyone comes to therapy with unique experiences, concerns, needs, and goals; I draw from psychodynamic, trauma-responsive, culturally-informed, and evidence-based approaches to provide the highest-quality, individualized, and effective therapy possible.

I aim to create a compassionate and collaborative space where, together, we can explore painful or traumatic experiences and resolve them, better understand unhealthy life patterns, and identify solutions to current problems. The primary treatment approach will be ART*, with alternating process ("talk therapy") sessions as needed to achieve your goals. I believe that the insight you will gain through therapy is a catalyst for finally healing from trauma, restoring autonomy, achieving balance, and improving your overall well-being.

*See note above about Telehealth Appointments.

New Client Forms

You will receive a link to a secure client portal with forms to complete prior to your first scheduled appointment. This will include informed consent for services, instructions for payment, and questions that will help us explore your concerns and goals for therapy.