My name is Ina Lasmane, MA, LMFT. I work in private practice setting and specialize in individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a therapist for 14 years. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from the University of St. Mary’s in 2002.
My approach to counseling is integrative. That means I draw from various treatment approaches and tailor those to suit each client’s unique needs. I utilize approaches that are evidence based and/or are proven to have positive therapeutic outcomes such EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Art Therapy, TFT (Thought Field Therapy), Mindfulness, and other approaches.
I offer both short-term and long-term treatment. The treatment length is typically difficult to predict. Some concerns may require just a few sessions yet others may be long-term. The length of your treatment might be determined by the duration and complexity of your concerns, your commitment to treatment, your readiness for change, client-therapist match, and many other complex factors. Remember that it may have taken years for your symptoms or problem to manifest, therefore, it will take time to correct the problem. I encourage clients to commit to change, practice patience, and take daily or weekly steps toward accomplishing their goals. In time you will see your hard work pay off.
A therapeutic relationship is like any other relationship. It is only successful when both parties are engaged and fully participate. My part is to conduct treatment and to keep up with new training and research so I can provide you with the most effective methods to resolve your concerns. My part will also include billing, case coordination, and other related services. Often a preparation on my part is required before each session.
Just going to therapy will not magically cure you. You will have to do work and play an active role in your treatment. You will be required to provide necessary information and may be asked to complete assignments between sessions. Your assignments will be based on your treatment goals and may involve practicing new behaviors, coping strategies, reading, charting, journaling, or other tasks we mutually agree on.
Often your progress in therapy may depend much more on what you do between the sessions than on what takes place in the sessions. Each session builds on the previous session. The positive effects of counseling are cumulative. The more consistent you are with your attendance and completing the work that’s assigned the faster your progress will be.
Remember, therapy takes time and making changes requires courage and hard work. I am here to guide you.
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN in 2016
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN in 2006
- MA in Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN in 2002
- BFA in Graphic Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
License & Certifications:
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota License#1970
- Certified EMDR Therapist since 2012
- Certified Therapist in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) since 2007
- Basic Training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.), 2016
- EMDR International Association Conference, 2016: Advanced training in somatoform dissociation, EMDR for psychotic disorders, attachement and EMDR, and EMDR for trauma and spiritual awakening
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, 2016
- Art of Healing Trauma by Holly Smart, 2015
- The EMDR Treatment of Health Related Problems by Carol Forgash, 2015
- Treatment of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders by Joanne Twombly, 2014
- Discernment Couples Counseling: Advanced On-line Training in-progress by Bill Doherty, 2014
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Basic Externship, 2014
- Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) Therapy by Gary Beaver, 2014
Comprehensive Integrated Approach to Couples Intimacy & Sexuality by Barry McCarty, 2013
- EMDR & Addiction by Larry Anderson, 2013
- TFT Algorithm Course by Roger Callhan, 2013
- Working with Adults, Children, and Families with ADHD by Susan Brokaw, 2013
- Discernment Couples Counseling by Bill Doherty, 2013
- EMDR & Ego State Therapy by Sandra Paulsen, 2013
- Early Trauma Protocol by Snadra Paulsen, 2013
- Rethinking Couples Therapy with Terry Real and Esther Perel, 2013
- The EMDR Tool Box: Adaptive Information Processing Methods for Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociative Personality Structure by Dr. James Knipe, 2012
- Somatic Methods for the EMDR Practitioner by Sandra Paulsen, 2012
- New Rules of Marriage by Terry Real, 2012
- EMDR Basic Training by Child Trauma Institute, June-Oct of 2011
- Art Therapy for Grief and Loss by Pamela Hayes, 2011
Motivational Interviewing, 2002
Professional Activities and Memberships:
- EMDR International Association, member
- Minnesota Women in Psychology, member