Meet Joan Hause, MA, MFA, LPCC
Therapist, Supervisor, Owner of Indigo Counseling Center
I specialize in helping people who have depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transition. I have specific skills and strategies I use to help people lower depression and anxiety. Some of these tools can involve thinking strategies, life movement, behavioral activation. Check out my blog on dealing with depression, "Fighting the Couch Vortex."
I also work with the LGBTQIA+ community. Indigo Counseling is a safe place for gender and sexuality issues. I have a specialty in working with transgender adults. I follow the WPATH guidelines and I can be a support through the transitioning process. Check out my blog piece, "Trans Ally." Additional specialties include lesbian, gay, gender queer, bisexuality, and gender fluid identities and more.
Additionally, I also love to work with "creatives" of all types--writers, artists, musicians, actors, website designers, programmers, graphic designers, gardeners, bakers, thinkers, spiritual questers, readers, poets, entrepreneurs, teachers, therapists, students, bloggers, learners. I help people to unlock creativity, overcome procrastination and find a work/creative life balance. Read my blog pieces, "How to be More Creative," and "Poetry Therapy," and "Minneapolis Therapist Asks: Do English Majors Suffer More Than Most?"
I am a counselor, writer, teacher and supervisor. I have two master's degrees--an MA in Counseling Psychology and the other is a MFA in Writing. I bring my writing and creative background to my work as a therapist. I do traditional "talk" therapy, and also for those who are interested I use creative techniques such as writing and art.
Additional Resume Facts:
Therapist for 10 years
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
LPCC Supervisor for New Therapists
Masters in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's University
Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Hamline University
Writing Teacher at the Loft Literary Center
Workshops for Clients and Therapists on Healing through Writing
Published in Star Tribune and other Journals
Finalist in Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest
Contact me today:
Insurance I can take: Aetna, America's PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hennepin Health, Medica, Medicaid (MA), Preferred One, UCare, United Health Care.
Also I can take: Private Pay and Health Savings Accounts