Meridee Rilen

City: Edina, MN
State: Minnesota
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Langyages:

English

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Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Modality:

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    We are all inherently social, relational creatures and it’s painful for us when we struggle in any meaningful relationship – be it romantic partners, colleagues, friends, family, or anyone else. You likely already know that you can experience this pain emotionally, physically, or both. Sadness, worry, guilt, aches and pains, sleep problems, change in appetite, stress, and frustration are just a few of the ways that a lack of connection, or a rift in relationships, can impact you on a daily basis.

    I want to help you learn how to master your interpersonal relationships so that you can replace that emotional and physical pain with feelings of fulfillment, meaning, connection, and authenticity. Relationships are my specialty and my passion! Building and sustaining valuable connections isn’t just about how you interact with others, it’s also about who you are in those interactions. Having a positive, solid sense of self is critical for finding and keeping the kinds of relationships you want. You can reduce your distressing symptoms, feel centered in yourself, and improve your relationships – and therapy can help you get there.

    I work with both individuals and couples who have a wide range of issues that bring them to therapy. I am affirming of all sexual and gender identities and relationship of any type or make-up.

    If you are looking for a therapist who will be active, honest, focused, optimistic, and humorous on your journey, then please get in touch with me so that I can start to be helpful to you.

    More Info About My Practice

    I know it can be nerve-wracking to wait for a return phone call once you’ve reached out for help, so if you’d like to go ahead and book your initial appointment with me just cut and paste the link below into a browser and choose your preferred time:

    https://affinitypsych.clientsecure.me/client_portal

    I am able to directly bill several insurance plans. If I am not able to accept your insurance, you may still be able get reimbursed for all or a portion of the session fees through your out-of-network benefits or your healthcare savings account (HSA).

    How Psychotherapy Can Help

    Often clients come to me feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about one or more areas of their lives, and they’re so busy keeping up with their lives that those unsettled feelings hover in the background all the time.

    I help clients find stillness, focus, confidence, and motivation to effectively resolve those issues and move forward with direction and purpose. You’ll be amazed how energized and lighthearted you’ll feel when we turn down the volume of background stress in your life!

    Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

    It happens, unfortunately all too often, and I am so sorry that it happened to you. It makes sense if you’re wondering whether you should try again to reach out to a professional given how discouraged or upset you feel.

    I would never be so brazen as to assure you that I will be the perfect therapist for you, because I might not be. But what I can tell you is that I promise to listen, really listen, to what you need and why that previous experience didn’t work for you. And then I promise to be honest with you about whether I may be able to offer something different.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
    • Cigna
    • GEHA Health Plans
    • HealthPartners
    • Medica (Minnesota)
    • MHNet Behavioral Health
    • Optum
    • PreferredOne
    • UCare
    • UMR
    • United Behavioral Health
    • United Health Care

    Fees: My fee is $170 per session. This fee may be reimbursed in full or in part through your out-of-network benefits or health savings account.

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

    Free Initial Consultation

    Evening Availability

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