Meet Our Team in Roseville, MN
The vision of Collaborative Counseling is to guide and inspire people to overcome the obstacles they face and strive towards their goals. Our goal is to help people bring more joy, laughter and love into their life. It is our mission to provide counseling that will help people live their lives to the fullest by supporting them through difficult times as well as teaching them skills that will allow them to make changes and progress towards a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.
Elizabeth PaulsenMA, LMFT
Elizabeth Paulsen MA, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - University of Minnesota
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Mary's University
Therapy is a powerful tool that benefits clients in vastly different ways, depending on the desired outcome. Elizabeth’s goal is to bring clients into an emotionally safe environment, where they work together to identify problematic patterns, delve into healthy coping skills, which will ultimately bring about opportunities for personal growth and healing.
Being a therapist is a true passion of Elizabeth’s. She has relished various opportunities to build upon her own skill sets, which can then be integrated into different paths within the therapeutic process. Elizabeth integrates a skills-oriented therapy known as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into Narrative and Relational theories to understand clients’ needs from origin through healing.
While the various areas explored in the therapeutic process are limitless, some common examples Elizabeth may explore in therapy with clients include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, attachment issues, perfectionism, over thinking & worrying, decision making, grief & loss, relationship issues and life transitions. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) and Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University. Elizabeth is an active member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
On a personal note, Elizabeth is married with a dog named Moe. Her husband and family are the most significant part of her life. She also enjoys being outside, whether it be camping or boating with family and friends, hiking, or walking with Moe around her neighborhood. Elizabeth enjoys traveling and takes an annual trip to the Boundary Waters with her sister and her father. Canoeing in the wilderness with nothing but the beauty and serenity of nature around her is a remarkable experience.
Emily CarlsonMA, LMFT
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology-The College of St. Scholastica
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy-Adler Graduate School
Everyone may know that life is painful and asking for help is hard. While "knowing" makes most of us feel smarter, it does nothing to make suffering easier. Emily is passionate about the journey individuals and couples take to move from "knowing" to healing. She works hard to create a space where clients feel accepted, understood, real, valued, and safe. Working with clients in a variety of mental health settings since 2008 Emily has a down-to-earth, person-centered approach that emphasizes collaboration and safety with a touch of humor. She uses a systemic lens and applies a perspective that highlights understanding the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Emily has worked in outpatient, intensive programs, and residential treatment to assist clients in healing through a number of modalities. She is a certified provider of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) andÂ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).Her areas of focus include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image distress, self-esteem, trauma, suicidality, grief, loss, parenting, personality disorders, and life transitions.
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