Please note that due to Covid-19, appointments are offered via Telehealth only. Telehealth is comparable to in-person therapy. We will resume in-office appointments once it is safe to do so.
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?
My struggles with trauma, depression, and anxiety inspired me to become a therapist. During my adolescents, I came across a book on psychology with very simple but practical advice. I applied the suggestion in my daily life and noticed a big difference. I found strength, self-confidence, and a better understanding of who I was by overcoming my difficulties. As a result, I decided to help others to do the same.
“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, 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 therapist in day treatment and residential settings with adults and adolescents. I have been in private practice since 2010.
Do you have specialties?
I specialize in treating trauma & PTSD, anxiety, depression, and phobias. I also work with grief & loss, relationship difficulties, career/job, adjustment & life transition issues, and many other concerns. See Services Offered page for more information.
What do you do in your free time?
Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy abstract painting. I practice so-called intuitive painting. I go with the flow. I respond to marks, shapes, and colors intuitively without a plan. I work in acrylic and mixed media. Acrylic is a forgiving medium that lends itself to layering, scratching, scraping, taking creative risks, and even starting over. (What a metaphor for life!) I also enjoy traveling, cooking, walking, paddleboarding, Three Rivers parks, Netflix, and spending time with my husband and family. I strive for 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 becoming a therapist. Life is too short to spend in an unfulfilling job.
Do you love your job?
Yes! There is nothing else I’d rather do. I love the challenges and rewards of helping people overcome trauma and emotional and relationship difficulties. Also, I am an avid learner who constantly updates my skills. Learning and practicing Brainspotting, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and EMDR Therapy has been a life-altering experience for me and my clients.
Can therapy 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 quickly. Let’s create a positive change together. Call me at (612) 559-8704 or click on a Contact link. I am approachable and easy to talk to.
- Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 1994
- 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 Brainspotting Therapist since 2019
- Certified Masters Accelerated Resolution Therapist since 2018
- Certified EMDR Therapist since 2012
- AIR (Adaptive Internal Relational) Network Training
- Brainspotting (Phase 1,2, 3 & 4, Masterclass, Substance Abuse, Expansion, Treatment Planning, Brainspotting & Parts Work
- Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Derek Scott
- Complex Trauma with Janina Fisher, Level I and Level II
- Accelerate Resolution Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Trauma & Dissociation