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My name is Ivy and I have worked with people my entire life. I found that as a child, I was able to meet people and understand where they came from in a way that not many people could. As an adult, I have been able to develop that into a career. There is always a story that begins with "when I was a child", and mine is no different. When I was a child, I was faced with many different problems and situations that I felt that no one in the world could understand. I tried many different things in an effort to get my own life on track without letting anyone else know that I was struggling. As you may or may not know, this is not always the best option. However, what this did was that it lead me down a path of being able to walk in the shoes of other people; to see things as they see things.
I have experience working with families who are involved in the child care system, both as foster parents and as clients involved in the system. I have experience with individuals who are questioning where they are in life and where they want to be. I have experience, helping people feel like people again. The way that I chose to work with individuals is that everyone is an individual and everyone lives their lives through a day to day schedule. I believe in checking in and allowing you to tell me what you need and what you want. What do you feel like you need today; what about yesterday. Can we plan for tomorrow? Do you need me to listen or do you need me to respond? Would it be helpful for a brainstorming partner or someone who can take all that emotional weight you have and take it off your back for a while?
My work is not based upon a single method of thinking or processing, but rather whatever combination you need. I believe that even if you don't believe in your own ability to help yourself right now, it is there, and together we can make a difference and a change that you can continue to use and implement long after we are no longer working together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Jealousy, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Workplace Issues
MN LICSW 25606
AK LCSW 189343
Ivy is wonderful and helpful. Highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Ivy is the absolute best! We are totally locked in and i take something away from every session! She communicates often outside of our sessions and is so caring and thoughtful! Ivy’s homework has helped me grow in ways i didn’t know i needed and i can wait to continue my healing journey
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Ivy is amazing. Very intuitive, great at helping me make connections and identify things I’m not realizing in what I’m saying. I feel no judgment from her no matter what I tell her and I think she really has my best interests in mind and really helps me process what I need to in a very comfortable and compassionate way! Very highly recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
She awesome and response fast
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ivy is a great listener and gets me motivated
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ivy has been very attentive to the needs I have had in our sessions, and addresses everything we talk about very respectfully, even asking permission to give feedback. Looking forward to more sessions with her, and would also recommend her to others with a variety of different needs in their therapy journey as well. Her experience truly shows in her work, and I feel in good hands working with her on my therapy journey.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Ivy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with