Hi! I am Ina Lasmane. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. Here’s a little bit about me.
What inspired you to become a therapist?
As an adolescent and a young adult I struggled with depression and anxiety. I came across a book in psychology with a very simple, but practical advice. I applied the suggestion in my daily life and noticed a big deference. Through overcoming my difficulties, I found strength, self-confidence, and understanding of who I was as a person. As a result, I decided to help others to find their strengths and to end suffering.
“If you are ready to change, you will be surprised how much progress you can make in a short period of time.”
How long have you been a therapist?
My first job in mental health was in 2000. I was a mental health worker at a group home for people with severe mental illness. But more formally since 2002 when I graduated with a master’s degree in counseling & psychological services from St. Mary’s University. Since then, I have worked as an in-home therapist, school counselor, and as a therapist in day treatment and residential setting with adults and adolescents. I have been in private practice since 2010.
Do you have specialties?
Although, I am experienced in treating a wide variety of issues, my interest lies in treating trauma & PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief counseling, and phobias. I also work with relationship difficulties, career/job, addictions, adjustment & life transition issues. See Services Offered page for more information.
What do you do in your free time?
Outside of being a therapist I enjoy acrylic painting. I practice so called intuitive painting. I respond to marks, shapes, colors in intuitive fashion without a plan. Acrylic is a very forgiving medium that lends itself to layering and even starting over. I also enjoy cooking, walking, paddle board, Three Rivers parks, Netflix, spending time with my husband, and family. I strive on life and connections that are wholesome and balanced.
“Let’s create a positive change together.”
Things you did not know about me
Psychotherapy is my second career. My first career was in graphic design. For those of you looking for a career or job change, I can relate to the joys and challenges of occupational change. However, I am very happy with my choice of being a therapist. Life is too short to spend in a job that’s unfulfilling.
Do you love your job?
Yes! There is nothing else I’d rather do. I love the challenges as wells as the rewards of helping people to overcome trauma, emotional, and relationship difficulties. Also, I am an avid learner who constantly updates her skills. Learning and practicing Accelerated Resolution Therapy and EMDR Therapy, has been life altered for my clients and for me personally.
Can therapy really help me?
Yes, therapy can help you if you are ready to change. If you are willing to do the work, you will be surprised by how much progress you can make in a short period of time. Let’s create a positive change together. Call me at (612) 559-8704 for a 10 minutes free phone consult or click on a Contact link. I am approachable and easy to talk to.
- St. Mary’s University, Master’s In Counseling & Psychological Services, 2002
- St. Mary’s University, Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2006
- Adler Graduate School, Post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy, 2016
License & Certifications
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#1970
- Certified Masters Accelerated Resolution Therapist since 2018
- Certified EMDR Therapist since 2012
- Certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
- Brainspotting Phase I
- Accelerate Resolution Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Trauma & Dissociation
- Discernment Couples Counseling
- Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
- EFT Couples Counseling