Individual, couples, and family therapy. Ages 12 up. Whether you are planning to be married, preparing to have a baby, adjusting to life as a teen, dealing with the impact of COVID19 or moving toward retirement, adjustments to these and other stressors can seem overwhelming. We work with males and females ages 12 and up to address anything from transitional changes to larger, more stressful or chronic situations. We invite the individual, couple, or family system to create their treatment goals with the therapist. Some of our providers assign homework and activities between sessions to continue the learning. We utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and styles including cognitive behavioral therapy which teaches clients how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, TF-EFT, systems theory, structural, solution-focused, brain-spotting and EMDR among others. We also assist clients in learning more effective communication styles, whether in session, or prepping to have a difficult conversation with a partner, boss or friend. We assist all areas of the family system to address concerns and keep confidentiality a top priority to ensure a safe space.
We specialize in working with people who have experienced highly stressful or traumatic events in their lives. We work with individuals, couples, police officers and other first responders. Sometimes these are single event episodes and other times the events have drawn out over a long period of time and built up for an accumulative effect. Ranging from childhood abuse and neglect to adult relationship concerns and abuse, we use to ACES to help identify trauma. We use Evidence Based Trauma Therapy of EMDR, TF-CBT, brain-spotting and TF-EFT. Trauma impacts people in a variety of ways and at different stages in life. The coping skills learned in therapy are important components of all treatment, even if you have not experienced trauma.
Police officers, EMT’s, fire fighters and other first responders and their families are a unique and underserved population. Their stress on the job is constant and the impact the job has on the families creates additional stress. We have training and knowledge to serve all first responders and to understand the level of intensity of the work they do. Our therapists have a variety of experiences working in corrections, juvenile services, as police officers and other first responders and have been mentored by a nationally known trainer who is a retired police officer and psychologist. First Responders are often hesitant to seek out mental health services due to lacking trust in others or fear that their treatment will be exploited. Some are worried they will have to pour out their soul, lying on a couch while sobbing, but this is not the movies so we strive to provide a comfortable, secure environment for everyone to feel safe going through the process in their own way.
Andrea Hendel and Bruce O’Leary both provide clinical supervision for LPCC and LMFT licensure track and Andrea Hendel is an EMDR approved consultant. Andrea is completing EMDR facilitator training and volunteers with Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP). As a passionate therapist, Andrea has always found that mentoring and supervising new and developing professionals is empowering and is an opportunity to continue growing skills as a seasoned therapist. Andrea believes strongly in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and professional clinical development for all mental health tracks, so provides consultation and supervision for ongoing professional growth of other professionals. The supervision style is to focus on strengths and look at systems. This may include role-play, assignments, and reading suggestions.
All therapists at Sunrise Wellness utilize concepts and skills from yoga and mindfulness. These skills are actively used for both the physical and emotional aspects of our mental health in therapy sessions. Research supports the use of Yoga as an added therapeutic intervention for reduction of anxiety and treatment for stress and trauma. The skills create a healthy lifestyle working to change one’s mindset to see things in a more positive light by building self-esteem, being more mindful of your present moment and allowing greater control over mood and physical health. Mindfulness activities might include taking a mindful walk around the path outside the office next to the Mississippi River. There is use of essential oils for grounding and centering. Other resources are utilized for support between appointments.
Pet therapy. Pete is continuing his training to become a Certified Therapy dog, as a puppy he is still interested in getting to know clients and loves mindful walks during sessions. He will be available to come to therapy sessions for clients who desire this. Animals can provide a calming to therapy and an emotional connection that is powerful.