Dr. Mary L. Hendrickson, Psy. D., LP, LLC
If you are reading this right now, I imagine you are considering beginning therapy. Starting the process of therapy can be a new and unknown step. Finding the right fit with a psychologist is an important aspect of the process. On my website, I will try to describe my practice, my experience and therapeutic style as a psychologist so you can determine if my style and background fits what you are looking for in psychotherapy.
I have over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to adults in the Minneapolis area including the surrounding suburbs as a Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist. My office is easily accessible in the Minnetonka area off Hwy.394 across from Ridgedale Mall.
While we are working together in therapy, one of the goals in therapy is to uncover the stumbling blocks in your life that maybe interfering with you being able to make certain decisions, changes and choices you want in your life. Psychotherapy is about making changes based on who you are, your beliefs, your needs, your values and your goals. Therapy is a process of learning more about who you are as an individual and your internal conflicts so you can be less confused, less overwhelmed and freer to make choices and decisions to live the life you want!
Perhaps now you are having many different feelings and thoughts that are hard to understand and experience. Often depression and/or anxiety are what may be encouraging you to reach out. At this time, most likely your life is not going as you expected. Maybe it is due to a specific life situation or a long term issue that is creating difficulty for you. In my practice, as an experienced and well-trained Doctoral Clinical Psychologist, I can offer you therapeutic support and skills to assist you through this time of your life.
Often during these challenging times, especially if you are depressed or anxious, you may find your relationships with others can be very difficult and stressful. This may impact the relationships within your home, your extended family, a new or ongoing relationship, or within your work setting. You may also find it difficult to take care of yourself such as sleeping and eating well, being able to socialize with others or get physical exercise. You may have other symptoms such as feeling down, depressed, anxious, worried, poor concentration, lack of desire for life. There may be areas of your life that just feel out of control.
My therapeutic style is to address not only the symptoms that may be interfering with your well being, but to address the deeper anxieties that may be creating the symptoms. My style of psychotherapy is based on the belief that if we can listen and understand the deeper internal conflicts then we can increase the potential to make real external changes.
While working with you in a therapeutic relationship, one of the goals is to provide you with both space and time to understand more about yourself. As you gain understanding and insight into yourself, you may begin to uncover internal stumbling blocks that may be hindering your ability to grow and make real change in your life. We are not born with all the answers, so getting help from an experienced professional may allow you to learn and develop new ideas to initiate growth and change for you.