Liz DeNio, M.A.
Viewing the self as comprised of mind, body, and soul, I aim to understand who you have been and who you want to be. Exploring what is personally important and meaningful is a unique process for every person. I believe that there are multiple solutions to a problem and that you are the expert on yourself.
Ways we have learned to cope with challenges in the past may or may not be effective in serving our current needs. We can gain a greater sense of self when we allow our qualities to shine through, rather than letting obstacles like shame, comparison, perfectionism, or past pain run the show. Empathy, self-compassion, and mindfulness are at the center of my practice.
I recently obtained my Master’s in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology with an emphasis in Community Mental Health from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I pursued specialty courses include Dance/Movement Therapy, Tibetan Medicine, and Trauma & Crisis Counseling. I received training in counseling children (6+), adolescents, and young adults utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My primary specialties include anxiety & depression, self-esteem, relationship concerns, pre- & post-college adjustment, transition to parenthood/postpartum care, and trauma. I am inclusive of all gender, sexual, and relationship identities.
On a personal note, I enjoy coaching dance during the summer and fall. I grew up in the Twin Cities and love to spend my time outside, whether I’m hiking, picnicking, or paddle boarding. During Minnesota winters, I enjoy practicing yoga, creating computer art, and playing video games.