LGBTQ Affirming Psychotherapy in Minneapolis

Individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) community experience a unique and often times emotionally painful set of stressors.  This can include coming out (an ongoing process), issues of stigma, subtle or blatant forms of discrimination or even violence, and many times rejection from those who are closest.  Add these on top of every day stressors or past traumas and life can feel challenging at times.

It is important to have a therapist who can understand your experiences as an LGBTQ person, and also know that your reason for seeking help may or may not be directly related to or caused by these experiences.

I provide LGBTQ affirming psychotherapy in Minneapolis and am a member of the Minnesota LGBT Therapists Network.  Please contact me with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.  I look forward to being of help.

Joanne Garlich, ms lpcc

Minneapolis Psychotherapy + Wellness Building

Caring and Client-Centered Psychotherapy in Minneapolis

Hello, my name is Joanne Garlich, and I’m a licensed psychotherapist in Minneapolis.  I provide psychotherapy to individuals who are seeking relief from stress, anxiety, or depression.  I also work with people in the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals with misophonia, tinnitus, and hyperacusis.

There are many psychotherapists to choose from in Minneapolis, and finding the right one can be an intimidating process.  Please explore my website or call to schedule a free initial consultation to see if we would be a good fit.  I think you’ll find my calm and caring presence welcoming, and I hope I can be of help to you.

Joanne Garlich, ms lpcc

Minneapolis Psychotherapy + Wellness Building

The 5 Core Benefits of Psychotherapy and Wellness Building

Something that is important to me in my work is making psychotherapy and wellness building accessible and approachable.  Most folks have heard of psychotherapy, but many may not know about the process, how it works, and what the benefits are.

Benefits include:

  1. Validation and empathyFeeling heard and understood in a calm and caring environment
  2. Guided self-reflection and self-understandingFinding new awareness of your strengths, challenges, values and options
  3. Learning practical toolsFrom relaxation training and stress reduction to ways to overcome negative thinking and decrease distress, you will learn practical tools right away to improve your life and make desired changes
  4. Finding relief from emotional discomfort or distressMany people come to therapy for this reason.  They are feeling stuck and unsatisfied, maybe even overwhelmed.  Psychotherapy can help you regain a sense of balance and control, and help you find relief.
  5. Maximize joy and wellbeingOthers seek psychotherapy and wellness building when things are going well, and there is a desire to deepen a sense of fulfillment, meaning and joy.  From finding new ways to recharge your energy, to deepening your meditation practice or even relearning how to be playful, psychotherapy and wellness building can help you develop a life vision and start taking some very satisfying steps forward.

Joanne Garlich, ms lpcc

Minneapolis Psychotherapy + Wellness Building