Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Wayzata, MN

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Susan Lessley, MA, LMFT

Susan Lessley, MA, LMFT | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Together, We Can Remove the Obstacles
So You Can Move Forward with Your Life!
I work with people who want to help themselves get out of that "stuck" place. Whether it be individuals, couples or families, we will work together to help you move forward. I believe that we as humans are always changing and adapting. Learning how to change and adapt in healthy ways is something many of us did not learn growing up. Sometimes, because of various issues in our formative years, we learned how to cope in ways that no longer work for us as adults. I would like to help you change to be a healthier, more vital, you!
Along with my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota. I have been trained and have worked in the areas of sexual addiction, sex offender treatment, sexual abuse survival, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, depression, and spirituality. Trainings also include:

•EMDR Trained - Level 1 (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
•Post Induction Therapy - training by Pia Mellody from The Meadows Treatment Center
•Psychotherapy and Spirituality
•Psychotherapy and Forgiveness
•Presentation: Sibling Sexual Abuse - presented to Sherbourn County, MN, March 2010
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Minnesota. I have received a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I received a Bachelors of Individualized Studies degree in Psychology, Business Management, and Communications from the University of Minnesota. I am married and live in the area.

I practice from a systemic perspective believing that our relationships in life, both present and past, influence how we live our lives. I believe that we all live by a script which governs our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Understanding and deconstructing this script is important to our ability to live in a healthy, fulfilling way.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients - men, women, couples, adolescents, and families - all dealing with a wide variety of issues. Some of the issues I have experience working with are depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, spiritual issues, self-esteem, empowerment, sexual addiction, sexual perpetration, sexual victimization, incest, sibling abuse, 12-step programs, anger management as well as others.

I have trained with Pia Mellody from The Meadows Treatment Center on the Post-Induction Therapy model. This model of therapy has proven very effective in helping clients move through their difficult past experiences toward a more relational and healthy life.
AAMFT - clinical member
MAMFT - clinical member
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards
Hours:M - Sat; day and evening hours available
License:1681 MN
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Loneliness
 Addiction  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Couples  Self-Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life Transitions  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
600 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 642G
WayzataMN 55391