Mental Health Providers
Osseo, MN 55369
International speaker and trainer, Valerie Lis, MA, conducts seminars and workshops on integrative health topics. In addition to teaching corporate, business, and health professionals, she is also a frequent radio and TV guest. Involved with numerous Integrative Therapies, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), Valerie has supported thousands of clients and audiences to make transformative shifts.
Her primary tool, EFT, is an exciting new method to promote personal health and vitality, eliminate emotional stress (phobia and trauma), reduce chronic pain, remove food and chemical sensitivities, obtain better grades, successfully control weight, and improve sports performance (lower golf scores). Based on a substantial body of research, EFT meets APA criteria for evidence-based practice for phobias, PTSD, and anxiety.
EFT Universe trainer, and author of the upcoming book Simplified EFT Tapping: How to Get Exceptional Results Every Time You Tap, Valerie provides amazing self-empowering tools to her clients and audiences, supporting positive change in just minutes!
A free video is available on the website to try EFT: http://www.coursesforlife.com
Clinical Practices: My master’s degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy and for the past 15 years I have been in private practice using hypnotherapy to release and heal limiting feelings and beliefs by connecting clients to their own higher guidance. I use the modalities of present life regression therapy, past life regression therapy and life-between-lives spiritual regression hypnotherapy. Clients arrive feeling stuck in anxiety, shame, depression, or any limiting feeling or belief, and typically leave feeling much freer, and able to experience who they really are with more clarity. Learn more about the results people experience by visiting ericjchristopher.com.
When traumatic events lead to pain, it can be especially difficult to resolve that pain without processing the incident that caused it. Even if there was not a specific trigger, chronic pain often brings with it grief, anxiety, depression, and anger that all exacerbate the impact of that pain.
I specialize in helping people whose stress and trauma affects their chronic pain learn how to effectively process emotions and past trauma in order to reduce pain and emotional distress.
I do this using techniques with proven effectiveness treating chronic pain and trauma, including clinical hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Additionally, as a mom of three autistic kids and someone who identifies as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I also understand how living in a world that is not set up for you can set the stage for anxiety and trauma that often finds itself playing out in the form of physical issues. I help adults learn to navigate their own needs as neurodivergent individuals and heal from trauma that has occurred, at least in part, by living in a world that does not respect and honor their differences.
I conduct all sessions via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in ordinary times I see people in person in my office in St. Paul and via telehealth throughout Minnesota. The easiest way to begin working with me is to go to my website, www.erinbdlicsw.com, and reserve a time for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Now for my qualifications… I have been in practice for over 10 years. I have the following degrees: Master of Social Work from University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University School of Social Work; Master of Arts from Yale University; Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.
I hold the following certifications: Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.
I have given presentations on chronic pain and trauma at the Autism Society of Minnesota annual conference, National Association of Social Workers Minnesota State Conference, HealthEast Spine Symposium, and the Minnesota Holistic Medicine Group.
I look forward to hearing from you!
For over 10 years, I have supported people who have an understanding of what foods are good for them, but they don’t apply this knowledge on a regular basis. Sadly, they feel shameful for knowing what to eat to be healthy, but not able to consistently apply their knowledge. My clients don’t lack willpower, they lack an ability to handle their intense lives and uncomfortable emotions. Most people eat processed foods to numb their feelings (whether they consciously realize this or not). Emotional eating is a symptom, it’s not the root cause. Holistic nutrition therapy offers you the emotional support you need to discover and heal the reasons you reach for low-quality food. I believe that whole foods from nature are medicine for the body and that there is no perfect way of eating. Learn more, read testimonials and book a free, 60-minute nutrition consultation online at maggiechristopher.com. I look forward to meeting you!
Edina, MN 55435
Catherine joined Newbridge in 2014, after working at Riverside Family Physicians for 21 years and Fairview Clinic Riverside for 4 years. She works to understand the “why” behind the symptoms and addresses the underlying problems. She finds it interesting, challenging, and gratifying to support healing in this way.
Catherine recognizes that good health depends on one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Through her practice, she discusses and supports each area to bring her patients full health and healing. Her special areas of interest include deeply listening to each person’s story, mental health challenges–especially depression and anxiety, and gut health.
Dr. Dolan’s educational background includes a BS in Chemistry from Mundelein College in Chicago, MD from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, family Practice residency at the University of Minnesota- Fairview-St Mary’s, and then she became Board certified in Family Medicine. So much more learning came from listening to and learning from patients over the years, working with many excellent colleagues, and regular conferences on Holistic/Integrative Medicine. She is a member of the Minnesota Holistic Medical Group, the ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
In addition to work, she enjoys time with her husband, children and grandchildren, extended family and friends. She practices mindfulness and deepening her spiritual life, yoga, gardening and is especially enjoying her first season tickets to watch the Minnesota Gophers Women Basketball team!
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare using a personalized, holistic, natural and functional medicine approach in order to promote optimal health and healing for infants, children, and adults in a caring and supportive manner.
Our vision is that holistic, integrative, biomedical, and functional medicine will be available and accessible to all, regardless of income, ethnicity, or education level, and that patients will be optimally supported in making healthy lifestyle changes. We value helping and caring, patient and family-centered progressive care, integrity, respect, and teamwork.
Newbridge Health & Wellness’ practitioners have received advanced training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), MN Holistic Medicine Group, the Autism Research Institute (ARI), the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and many other sources, and incorporate a variety of integrative approaches for managing the unique and varying underlying health issues of each individual.
We also offer elimination diets and/or testing to help uncover food sensitivities and counsel you on the dietary changes necessary to treat many chronic health conditions. This testing and dietary protocol have been extremely effective in helping those with ADHD, Autism, IBS, chronic diarrhea, heartburn/GERD, fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, mental health concerns, muscle pain, weight imbalances, chronic fatigue, chronic sinusitis, insomnia, skin eruptions and more. In treating these conditions holistically, we also offer additional health therapies such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy and Low Dose Immunotherapy and Allergen Therapy.
If you are curious about Newbridge, new to integrative medicine, or seeking extra support / more information about potential treatments, we also offer educational classes, support groups, and Q&A groups to help foster support and healing for individuals and families working towards optimal health.
Abboud served as a lead acupuncturist in the Mayo Clinic’s Integrative Medicine department from 2007-2011, providing thousands of treatments to assist patients with complex physical and psychological challenges, chronic pain, terminal illness, and both acute and chronic medical conditions. She is certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and has level II training in both Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting. She uses these therapies to help harness resiliency.
Abboud received a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and psychology from Macalester College, a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Minnesota School of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine, and a master’s degree and a doctor of psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She participated in a post-doctoral fellowship at the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research, with an emphasis on trauma (including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and attachment.
At the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, you will find a consistent philosophy regardless of whether you visit an integrative and functional medicine provider, have an acupuncture treatment, consult with an integrative nutritionist or health coach, or take a wellness class.
We work with you to help you access your body’s innate healing abilities and provide you the education and coaching you’ll need to become the best YOU.
What does this all mean for you?
— When you are healthy, our providers can help find ways to strengthen your immunity, improve your sleep and digestion, help you reach your ideal weight, or move toward any health and fitness goal you have.
— If you become ill or just feel unwell, we will be here to support you with natural treatment options that work with your body to optimize your healing potential.
— If you are looking for solutions for a specific problem, such as chronic pain, digestive difficulties, hormone imbalances, fatigue or stress, we work with you to identify the best treatment options within the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing family of providers.
We offer integrative medicine services in more than 20 locations statewide.
What is BreathWork?
BreathWork is a simple, yet powerful process that consistently generates profound physical, emotional & mental self-healing & deepens your connection with Spirit. It is one of the most powerful self-healing modalities on the planet.
In a breath session you activate a high vibrational energy that raises and alters low vibrational energy patterns that are stuck in your electromagnetic field. Breath activates the body’s natural healing abilities. As you open up and release your restrictive breathing patterns you will move toward optimal health and wellbeing.
BreathWork can help you to relieve stress, detox your body, increase your energy & vitality, release suppressed/repressed emotions & traumas, clear your mind, and bring more joy and happiness into your life.
“Breathe Fully to Live Fully!”
Private sessions, group sessions & classes, workshops and retreats offered in the Twin Cities and around the glove.
As someone with 20 + years of experience in mindfulness practices, including meditation, yoga, and qigong, I bring a strong presence and compassion
to my work with clients. I integrate traditional talk therapy with deeper body awareness to work through and nurture areas within my clients needing healing.