My Approach to Helping
I believe that you are the authority on your own life. Within you exists the potential to fully express your authentic self and to live a fulfilling life. However, there are times in all of our lives when we may experience stress, depression, anxiety, confusion, anger, fear, or complacency. When this happens it can be difficult to manage our lives effectively and with peace of mind. This is when professional support can be helpful.
Whatever concerns you are struggling with, I will collaborate with you to help you identify your goals and develop a treatment approach to empower you to realize them.
More Info About My Practice
IS Counseling is located in the arts district of Northeast Minneapolis. Our office is in the historic GrainBelt Bottling House, where we share our space with many artists and arts organizations. We are proud to be part of this vibrant, nurturing and active community, which complements the services we provide.
Individual, Couple and Family Sessions:
A complimentary consultation is available to new clients to answer your questions, explore your goals for therapy, and discuss payment options.
Cash, credit cards or personal checks are accepted and due at each session.
To provide you with the most personal and confidential therapy services, we do not submit billing to insurance organizations. Your Insurance provider may pay for out-of-network therapy services, depending on your plan. Alternatively, you can use your FSA or HSA to cover services. Please check your coverage carefully.
A sliding-fee scale is available to clients with limited income.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can help you understand and reframe your problems and concerns. It can teach you specific skills to help you find more satisfaction from the work you do and your relationships. A therapist’s office is a place where you are free to express private thoughts and struggles. Friends and family members can provide excellent emotional support, but a therapist can give you a trained, and more impartial, perspective on your life. A therapist can help provide support, insight, and a new strategy for life’s challenges. Therapy is right for anyone interested in improving life by creating greater self-awareness and making active life changes.
IS Counseling, a collaboration between Miriam Itzkowitz, LICSW and Jessica Sawyer, LAMFT, is based on the counseling philosophy we share. We believe the most powerful tool in therapy is the connection between therapist and client. We help create and maintain this connection so that our clients can move towards change.
My Therapy Focus
I have worked with youth, adults, and families doing in-home, group, individual, and couples/partner therapy. I am an experiential, strengths-based therapist encouraging client strengths while challenging destructive patterns. Creativity, authenticity, healing, and laughter are essential parts of my collaboration with clients on problem solving, communication, and goal planning.