My Approach to Helping
Dr. Diane Hovey works as a marriage and family therapist assisting individuals, families and couples in addressing life altering challenges such as grief, loss, guilt, anxiety, depression, marital problems and other life stressors that impede people's abilities to navigate the uncertainties of life. Sometimes families fall apart and need help rebuilding healthy relationships. Whatever the need, I help my clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge. Client goals may include emotional healing, finding understanding, improved communication, clarity of vision, developing more loving relationships or achieving mindfulness in living.
Building resilience in the face of tragedy is a focus of interest. Disability and chronic illness can be especially stressful on families and relationships. It can be difficult to make sense out of the senseless. I assist client as they reshape and restructure their lives.
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More Info About My Practice
Currently I accept direct pay (credit cards, checks, cash) and most insurances, some as in-network and some as an out-of-network provider.
It is important to note that most insurance companies do not cover marital or couples therapy regardless of who the therapist may be.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Healing from Intimate Betrayal
If you have been betrayed by your partner, picking up the pieces and healing is not an easy or even a solos task. In order to learn to overcome emotional pain, to trust and to love again requires the rebuilding of self. The focus of this group is on healing from betrayal caused by partners' infidelity and/or sexual addictions. This purpose of this group is to grow through pain and destruction, to become whole again.
Day: Tuesdays for 8 weeks Feb. 24 to April 21
Time: 6:15 to 7:45 pm
Place: Alliance for Healing PA
Addiction, Relationship & Trauma Therapy
3640 Talmage Circle, Vadnais Heights, 55110
Cost: Standard cost is $495 per person- if paid in full two weeks prior to the start date the cost is only $395; a great use of your FSA/HSA accounts. In some cases a screening assessment session (at additional cost) may be needed in order for us to determine if a candidate is a good fit and will derive optimum benefit from the program.
My Role as a Therapist
I work as a creative guide helping you find emotional healing and understanding. Whatever the challenge, I work with you to address your goals and desires for improved well-being using the best suited methods and my creative skills to aid you in expressing experience that can be difficult to put into words. As one of my clients says, "This is immeasurable order in chaos!"
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
When we break an arm or get an infection, we seek the medical help we need in order to heal. Our emotional or mental health is equally important and plays a huge role in healing and well-being. When over stressed or in a mental state that weighs us down, our immune system is depressed and our ability to heal physically or emotionally is hindered. Seeking therapy is smart; it is not a sign of weakness. Improved mental health also improves our immune system and our ability to manage life challenges.