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$180 – 50 min session
Also accepts insurance through Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Aetna, UMR, Oscar, UHC Student Resources, AllSavers UHC, Harvard Pilgrim, Meritain, Nippon, United Healthcare Shared Services, Allied Benefit Systems – Aetna, Surest (Formerly Bind), Health Plans Inc., UnitedHealthcare Global, Optum Live & Work Well (EAP), Christian Brothers Services – Aetna, Trustmark Health Benefits – Aetna, Trustmark Small Business Benefits – Aetna, Health Scope – Aetna ***please contact your insurance company to verify benefits***
“One of the bravest things you can do is to live a life that’s different than what others expected of you.”— Erica Layne
Hello, my name is Heather Liebswager. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor who specializes in healing trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. I use a person-centered approach in my therapeutic relationship: you set the pace to our sessions while I guide, interpret, support, and challenge you. I believe in welcoming all the various parts of you including the exiled, judged, shamed, inner-child parts of you to the session so that you can understand yourself more fully. I utilize narrative therapy which invites you to shift your perspective so that new stories are created through gently processing the trauma and recognizing your innate strengths, allowing emotions to surface, healing from the past to unburden the part. During sessions you will be asked to observe your body sensations, practice deep breathing, and simple yoga poses to calm your traumatized part. You’re the expert of your life and together we create new meanings for the stories you bring to therapy by embracing both mind and body during sessions.
I have experience working with all ages from children, to adolescents, and adults. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Stress Studies, and am a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). If you are a client who is navigating changes in relationships such as separation and divorce, undergoing workplace or professional stress, unresolved family issues, grief/loss, experiencing biological changes, concerns of financial security and emotions surrounding money, poor self-esteem, difficulties assertively communicating, and need direction identifying and reaching personal goals I have guided clients over the past decade concerning these topics and would be devoted to assisting you. I believe that therapy is effective when you are empowered to use or discover your new strengths to further and deepen mutually meaningful relationships in your life.
I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, domestic violence, abuse (including spiritual), trauma, relational conflicts, parenting stress, changes in body image and sexual satisfaction, and emotional struggles surrounding career issues or dissatisfaction. I am a MN Board-Certified LPCC approved supervisor.
Outside of my clinical practice, I keep busy with two teenages, my husband, and a little chiweenie (dog) named Lilly. My family enjoys skiing, karate, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming. I participate in marathons, triathlons, yoga, hiking, and gardening. Additional areas of interest are astrology, thealogy/feminine divine, and firewalking. I consider myself a lifelong learner.