Meet Allison Gildner, MS, LPCC, PMH-C
Life can feel overwhelming;
I'm here to help.
I operate from the belief that all people desire meaning in life and everyone has purpose. Even when life doesn't seem happy, it can be fulfilling. Through therapy I strive to understand the unique qualities of each individual and identify ways to help clients meet their personal goals. I thrive on helping my clients achieve a renewed sense of contentment.
I might be the right fit for you if:
You have experienced a difficult, unsettling, or life-changing event; some people may call it "trauma"
You are grieving the loss of a loved one
You are pregnant or postpartum and struggling with the adjustment, you may even feel "crazy" or your partner notices that you haven't been yourself
You tend to feel overwhelmed, worried about the future, not good enough, or you feel that you cannot measure up to the standards of success
You are a teen feeling out-of-place, striving to figure out who you are, or worried about the upcoming transition to adulthood
You are a Christian and you desire to meet with a therapist who shares your Biblical worldview
I've been there, and I can help. I know what it's like to feel afraid of certain settings, to feel "not good enough," and to be overwhelmed by life. I'm also a mom and a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety. I have a passion for using my personal and professional experience to help others.
I specialize in treating peripartum and postpartum mental health concerns. I have experience with anxiety-related disorders, grief, and trauma. I am a Certified EMDR provider through EMDRIA. I also offer the option of walking outdoors during therapy.
In addition to my work as a Psychotherapist, I am employed by America World Adoption Association as a Home Study Coordinator. I am passionate about adoption and I love helping families come together.
In my spare time I enjoy being with my husband and children, spending time outdoors, horseback riding, playing the sport of curling, or relaxing with a cup of coffee and a good book. My family and I are members at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter, MN; we love being involved and serving with our church community.
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Training & Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychology,
University of Northwestern, Saint Paul, MN
Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development,
South Dakota State University
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor,
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Certified EMDR Provider, EMDRIA
Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International