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Lydia  Stevens, MFT

Lydia Stevens, MFT Adult

Professional Statement

As a psychotherapist, I provide a safe place where the struggles of daily life can be explored, old wounds can be healed and opportunities for growth and change can be uncovered. Somewhere within our psyches we know the ways in which we need to heal, but often times the truth is hidden from our awareness. Therapy can help us to uncover this truth. In my practice, I emphasize self-inquiry and curiosity around one’s current struggles, while also exploring childhood experiences that may have contributed to personality structures and life patterns. Through dialogue, I guide people toward gaining a clearer understanding of their personal history and the way that their environment has shaped them. I believe that coming to understand and accept the past is the key to changing the inaccurate stories we have woven about ourselves, and allows us to open up new possibilities for our future. Together we will begin to write a different, more accurate story about the self, one based more on reality and less on harsh self-judgment and criticism. Every individual has a unique path toward healing and psychological growth, and I strive to be open, collaborative and responsive with my clients on our journey together. In my approach, I most heavily draw from relational and psychoanalytic orientations to psychotherapy.

Education

M.A. in Counseling Psychology at The California Institute of Integral Studies
B.A. Psychology at Hamline University

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Anthem / Blue Cross
Cigna
Magellan
United Healthcare
Value Options

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