Zaynab Alwan, LPCC, Therapist
We can either make ourselves miserable or empowered. The amount of work is the same. Through kindness and unconditional positive regard, I help my clients become the person they want to be. I bring a nonjudgmental, collaborative, and creative approach to talk therapy for those who are struggling with emotional, anxiety, depressive, trauma, or relational issues. I view psychotherapy as a personal journey of self discovery and self acceptance, where the therapist joins this process as a passenger, guiding the client towards understanding and love. I have my Master's Degree from The University of St Thomas in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, Concentration in Painting and Drawing from The College of St. Scholastica. I serve adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach to learn skills in managing intense emotions, coupled with humanistic, psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches. Expressive therapies can be incorporated when verbal expression seems to fall short. I am culturally competent.