IRIS HEIEREN, MA

Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist  

 

Albert Einstein is credited with the saying that it is impossible to solve a problem from within the same consciousness that created it. We can sabotage our own best interests or struggle with defensive routines that can blind us to our own thinking, while chronic anxiety can reduce our abilities over time and erode our strengths. Many people grow up in dysfunctional families that carry a legacy of confusion and family pain. They suffer from fear, anger, hurt, distrust, loneliness, sadness, shame, guilt, or numbness and struggle to enjoy life or be emotionally intimate with others.


Iris Heieren, MA, LAMFT, helps to surface assumptions, access strengths, and to gain the awareness and skills required to move toward a more rewarding, satisfying life. 


In marriage or family therapy she helps clients break out of old patterns to communicate and work together more effectively and to avoid replicating patterns in future relationships. She offers personalized care that is meaningful, optimistic, and encouraging, and helps with acquiring the tools to move beyond discouragement and frustration. 


Iris specializes in neuro/biofeedback, used in conjunction with traditional counseling, to promote the long-term effectiveness of treatment outcomes.


In addition to her background in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Iris also holds a PhD in biology which, she believes, is of value in bringing the concepts of the science and psychology closer together.


Iris offers therapy services in English and/or German to all ages, individuals, couples, and families. 

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Certifications & Licensure

LAMFT: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #3642 -- MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialized Training

Comprehensive Clinical Neurofeedback  training - EEG info


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