My mind and body are in perfect ballance. I am a
~ Louise Hay
My name is Ina Lasmane and I am a therapist in private practice. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, phobias, family of origin issues, relationship difficulties, and career/employment concerns. I offer therapeutic approaches that are research-informed and are proven to have good therapeutic outcomes.
What’s unique about my practice is that I incorporate art along with more traditional therapeutic modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and other approaches. The experience shows that this combination makes therapy more effective, because it allows the client to access and process emotional, cognitive, and sensory information that otherwise might be dormant or inaccessible. Therefore, clients make rapid progress.
Don’t worry if art is not your thing. Art is only used as part of psychotherapy if appropriate and according to your treatment goals. In fact, most sessions may consist of talk-therapy. You don’t have to be an artist nor have had any prior art experience, but if if you do, that’s great. Clients have told me that after working with me they feel more joyful, whole, and peaceful.
I am looking forward to meeting you,
Ina Lasmane, MA, LMFT, Art Therapist
The Minnesota government recently passed an amendment to Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62J.495, subdivision 1 that individual health care providers in private practice with no other providers are exempt from electronic health record (HER). As of July 1, 2015 I reverted back to paper files. I believe this will ensures that your personal information remains safe, secure, and confidential. It will reduce the chances of your information crossing the internet, being hacked into, or otherwise be accessed by unauthorized persons. On the same note, I am not against technology, I embrace it. I love my tablet, smart phone, e-books, and purchasing goods on the internet. Bet when it comes to therapy, I am a strong believer that what’s private should stay private, unless you choose to share your story with others.