Mental Health Providers
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!
Rachel Greene, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner and founder of Intuitive Therapy & Consulting. She utilizes her intuitive and channeling abilities in sessions to assist in the healing process, and to help find the answers that lie within. Rachel primarily works with individuals and couples from an intuitive, holistic, and spiritual approach, that is neutral in nature and incorporates all faiths. She specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, challenging family dynamics, workplace conflicts, and spirituality. Rachel is not currently seeing clients as she is operating the clinic and serving as clinical director. The clinic has 16 intuitive mental health providers and 5 locations. Please visit our website at www.intuitivetherapyclinic.com to view the profiles for the providers and for direct contact information.
Intuitive Therapy is a form of integrative psychotherapy that utilizes intuition to uncover what the client senses but may not be consciously aware of. Rachel uses her intuition in order to access this unconscious information and bring it to conscious awareness. She works from an energetic; mind, body, spirit (holistic mental health) approach that assists the client to uncover, articulate, and release the source of the presenting problem.
Rachel has an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Adler Graduate School. She has been practicing in the field of mental health for over 20 years. In addition, she is a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Counselors.
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.
Coon Rapids, MN
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.