I am a lover of love. Helping you learn to see how fucking amazing you are and empowering your relationship to reach its fullest potential, is my life's calling!
In our work together, we will address power dynamics, the ways you've internalized your own worth, and together we will clear out trauma that's making your life extra challenging!
Helping you become your best version of yourself brings my life joy. How else is the world going to change, unless each of us does this deep, intentional and difficult work?
Besides being a lover of love, I spend every moment I can with my own two spirited kiddos and husky pup. I am a creative spirit with a wanderlust that acts up on a regular basis, so much so that I convinced my family to move onto a camper to see the world. My partner and I are high school sweethearts who worked together for a decade, including running a successful food truck business. Despite having a personal chef at my beck-and-call, I could secretly live on Kraft mac n'cheese & coffee.
I used to think I wanted to be a dolphin trainer, but when I listened to my heart, it led me here.
A Feminist Therapist
Being a feminist therapist does not mean I don't see men or that I don't hold women accountable in hetero couples sessions. In fact, it means I am extra aware of the ways women grasp for control, often to the detriment of their partnerships, living in a system that often takes their power and control away. My feminist lens means I am mindful of the ways power influences relationships, both with self and partner. Societal expectations, gender roles, racial differences, and our family of origin all play vital roles in determining how we manage conflict, how much worth we give ourselves, whether we communicate assertively or not, and how we make decisions in our relationships. It also makes me aware of my own privilege in our time together, and how that impacts the dynamic between us. Counseling and coaching as a feminist therapist makes my approach dynamic because one size does not fit all!
Qualifications & Research
Linnea graduated with honors in Philosophy and Family Studies, preparing her to ask and think critically about the big questions in life and family. She graduated with her Masters in psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School.
I used to think I would become a lawyer, or perhaps a dolphin trainer, but when it comes down to it, I just really love love.
*I have intentionally dropped my license in order to serve clients while I practice nomadically, allowing for support across state lines*. Linnea has been working with clients locally in Minnesota and remotely in the U.S. for over 8 years. She holds a Master's degree in Adlerian Counseling Psychotherapy and is Prepare/Enrich certified, holds a maternal mental health certificate, is trained in the trauma modality of ART (similar to EMDR), holds a certificate in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, is a Gottman Seven Principles Leader and Bringing Baby Home Educator, and has an extensive background working with eating disorders.
Clients often express feeling deeply understood in their work with Linnea, experiencing growth, skills, and confidence, a reduction of anxiety, an increased sense of hope, and a renewed sense of trust in their own wisdom. A frequent comment Linnea receives is, "I have gained more in a single session with you than I did in a year of therapy before this!". Linnea works hard for her clients, building tools specific to her client's needs, and utilizing time outside of sessions when needed to help client's meet their goals.
Linnea is continually seeking classes and the latest research to ensure that my approach is based in the latest research, and to continually improve herself professionally to be the best version of herself for the folx she serves.
Linnea is not only passionate about love, but is qualified to work with you on strengthening your relationship with yourself & your people.