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The following helping professionals are members of the Healing Trauma Network and have completed the Post Induction Training, Inner Child Intensive and Feelings Reduction Intensive or the equivalent and are actively using this model to aid clients to heal from relational trauma. Some members have also completed the Couples Boundary Training Workshop and are actively using the Couples Boundary work developed by Pia Mellody in their private practices.

Please use the legend below for specific services offered by the network members:

 Therapists who offer PIT workshop intensives in their private practices or in ongoing groups

 Therapists who offer workshop intensives in their private practices and allow other therapists to observe

 Therapists who have completed the Couples Boundary Training and use it in private practice

Note to all readers: This professional directory can help you locate a PIT Practitioner. The Healing Trauma Network (“HTN”) neither endorses nor recommends the individuals listed on this website. The HTN cannot make assurances that the qualifications or services of any individual would be suitable for the needs of a particular individual. Users of this registry understand and agree that the Network is neither liable nor responsible for any actions of those using or choosing to list on this registry.

I have practiced as a marriage and family therapist for more than a decade. I came to be a marriage and family therapist very thoughtfully after a career as a school guidance counselor. I worked in a rural school district and saw daily the need for mental health services for youth and families. In 2001, I earned my Marriage and Family Certificate from St. Mary's University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a specialized training certificate that complements my graduate degree in counseling psychology. In addition to my direct practice with clients, I serve as an adjunct professor, teaching marriage and family coursework at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis.
Marriage and family therapy looks to understand individuals beyond their medical diagnosis and work within each client's system to bring relief, healing, or understanding. As your therapist, I will challenge you to be your best self. I believe we all tell ourselves a story about our life and that this story, left unchecked, can take us off our desired life path and lead us to depression, anxiety, unfulfilling relationships, and an inability to take care of our basic wants and needs.
In my practice, therapy is a place in which to examine your story and the various meanings you've applied to it. You can expect to be validated for your worth AND be challenged to change the stories of your life that keep you stuck. You can expect me to be empathetic and affirming and to use humor and irreverence as we review, and possibly challenge, the story of your life. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and that change and acceptance happen most easily within a trusting and honest therapeutic relationship.
I will work with you as the client to find the best forms of intervention. I tend to practice from an integrated framework of narrative therapy, Pia Mellody's teachings on developmental repair model, and somatic/body psychology as put forth by Peter Levine and his somatic experiencing model.
My areas of specialty include helping gay, lesbian, and trans identified people find their voice in both their lives and in our society. I am also adept at helping individuals and couples explore and understand how childhood experiences imprint on them and impacts how they do relationships. I will assist you in "fighting" differently, to move past rehashing old fights into a place of change through deeper relational understanding of your, and your partner's, patterns. I do this using the teachings of Pia Mellody and her concepts of relational addiction, relational avoidance, and developmental/attachment repair.

Email: shawn@centeredpractice.com
Phone: (651) 605-6020 ext 1
Website: http://www.centeredpractice.com/