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Interested In Joining Me?

If you have an interested in going into independent private practice in my suite, contact me at:

loriw@avilacounseling.com

612-388-5236



Avila Counseling

Lori Wiggenhorn, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist


Mindfulness Movement

Space


Consultation


Consultation offered for Licensed Mental Health Therapists

In my 20 plus years as a clinician, I have worked in several mental health settings and with many populations. I have worked in day treatment in the community and in a hospital setting for children, adolescents and adults. I had an internship at a substance abuse outpatient program and volunteered for a spirituality based AA group. I have worked in an outpatient mental health clinic and now I am in private practice. My practice primarily focuses on working with adults. Though out my time as a psychologist I have mentored many therapists on their journey caring for others' emotional and psychological health.
I feel all these experiences have helped prepared me for the role of consultant. My goal is to help facilitate growth in therapists. Together we can face the various challenges that accompany being a mental health professional.

I offer two forms of consultation:

Mindfulness Consultation:
As therapist’s we can run into difficulties bringing clients and ourselves into mindfulness. If you need help staying present in your work or have clients who struggle with mindfulness, consider using mindfulness techniques as part of consultation with me.
Using mindfulness techniques in consultation can lead to a better understanding and growing sense of compassion for the internal dilemmas clients’ face. We can study with curiosity what interferes with your mindfulness. We can explore when your own issues are triggered to learn how to build mindfulness skills to set the issues aside so they do not interfere with clinician work. The intent of mindfulness consultation is not to provide individual therapy but to help you manage personal reactivity as a clinician. We can explore these and other issues in my regular office and my mindfulness movement space.

Standard Consultation:
There are many ways to see clients symptoms and just as many ways to help them. Here are some ways I can help you improve as a therapist. We can discuss cases from a psychological perspective that may include understanding the mind’s habitual beliefs to how thinking impacts the body. We can develop ways to include a spiritual approach in therapy that is respectful of clients various beliefs systems. So many clients suffer from trauma that it’s important to help you and your clients better determine when the symptoms of trauma needs to be part of client care. I can provide you with practical, easy ways to help clients understand the complex lenses of dissociation and trauma. Let’s also work together to find ways to better engage clients dual awareness between adult and inner child qualities of self with humor and graciousness.

I have training in Sensorimotor Therapy, AIR Network, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, DBT and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches. These methods help inform my work as a consultant but I do not currently offer hours to earn certification in these therapy methods.


Consultation Offerings:
As needed or ongoing consultation
60 minutes for $100
*I offer secure video appointments for standard consultation













Consultation Topic Areas:
Relationships issues
Mood and affect regulation
Explore feelings through mindfulness
Developing effective ways to build resourcing in the body
Building mind-body knowing with clients who have barriers to connecting with their bodies
Trauma and early childhood wounds
Parenting
Family dynamics
Cohesiveness with parts of the self
Spirituality
Trauma and addiction connection
How to make trauma, physiology and dissociation more understandable for clients
Chronic pain and mindfulness
Abuse Issues
Power and control issues
Recovery from assault
Disordered eating
Grief and loss
Transference and countertransference/reactivity
Using analogies as a practical way to help clients understand complex issues

Parenting

Effective Communication
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