We are also happy to welcome Michaela Farley, MHP. Call us to schedule a teletherapy appointment with Michaela (612) 568-6050.
Michaela Farley is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services via Telehealth and in-person in Burnsville. She received her master of science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. Her experience includes working with adolescents and young adults seeking identity transformation, as well as adults and couples with sexual dysfunction and/or sexual disorders. She also has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families for life transitions, PTSD, and sexual identity.
Michaela’s theoretical orientation typically revolves around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Systems Theory, and Mindfulness. Her approach views the humanistic part of every individual, including their values, strengths, and mindset. She observes how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are impacted by both our histories and our future goals. She enjoys seeing how clients can create new meanings and purpose through this lens and move towards growth. It is often an experiential process as clients discover how they experience their thoughts and emotions in the moment. Through this, her goal is for the client to find healing and hope in transforming and building themselves and their goals. Michaela understands that beginning therapy can feel uncomfortable or difficult for clients, and wants all to feel like they have a safe space wherever they are at and process at whatever pace they feel comfortable with.
Michaela currently lives in Mankato, MN. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and her new puppy. She enjoys being outdoors, photography, and a good cup of coffee.
She works with individuals, families, and couples. Coming from a blended family, she enjoys working with other blended/merged families herself. She is also certified in Prepare/Enrich for premarital and married couples. She works with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds.
Her specific areas on concentration include:
Depression and Anxiety
PTSD and trauma-related disorders
Men’s Mental Health
Women’s Mental Health
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We're pleased to introduce the newest members of our therapy staff.
Samuel Secord, MHP, is taking appointment for teletherapy.
Sam Secord is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services at our Burnsville, Minnesota location and via Telehealth. He will be receiving his master’s degree in December 2021 from the Adler Graduate School and then continue to pursue his licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Sam has worked extensively with substance use disorder and co-occurring trauma. Sam’s experience also includes running substance use disorder groups, providing individual, family therapy, skills services on grief and loss, sexual concerns, and trauma.
Sam’s theory combines Adlerian, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systems Theory, mindfulness, and multiculturalism. In short, Sam’s belief is that every individual is unique and requires a tailored approach. His approach considers the client’s history, past trauma, life stressors, and how they view and understand themselves. Through this understanding, clients can begin to understand how their own experiences, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and support systems have influenced who they are today. Sam encourages his clients to see themselves as an active participant in their life who is capable of change, happiness, and defining their success.
Sam’s perspective is experiential, practical, and even fun as he navigates his sessions to understand that all clients and families have unique needs and goals. He desires to help individuals, families, and couples realize their potential, improve the relationships in their lives, and better their self-understanding. He brings an easy demeanor, trust, optimism, and usually laughter to his sessions.
Sam currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. He loves spending time with his fiancé, friends, and family. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, reading, woodworking, and learning new topics.
Sam works with teens, adults, individuals, couples, and families of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health backgrounds.
His specific areas of concentration include:
Depression and Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Men’s mental health
PTSD and trauma-related disorders and stressors
Substance Use Disorders
Call us to begin the intake process today (612) 568-6050
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