About

Meet Ronna

MSW, LICSW, Owner

I have been a therapist for over 10 years. I believe that in order to truly be well, we need to make the effort to create the changes we desire.

I grew up in the Alexandria area, graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 2003 and went on to Minnesota State University, Mankato where I received my undergraduate (2006) and graduate degree (2009). I have my Masters in Social Work and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Alexandria has always been home to me, as I love the lakes area and the seasons Minnesota has to offer.

My husband and I have been married since 2017 and we have 2 young children. As a family we love being at our lake cabin in the summer for boating, swimming, watching sunsets around the campfire or relaxing on the patio. I am an athlete at heart and enjoy being as active as I can.

As a therapist, I love the therapy process and seeing clients find their way to success. Helping individuals find their worth, making the changes they seek and knowing they are capable, is invaluable.

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"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional."

-John Maxwell

I love working with...

Whether you are dealing with life stressors, depression, anxiety, major life changes or wanting to focus on your wellness - I love helping you get back to feeling like yourself, knowing your worth, and OWNING your story - because it's beautiful.

Those struggling with anxiety or depression

These can be overwhelming emotions, that keep you feeling stuck, gaining new strategies could be just the breakthrough you need.

Self Development and Leadership

Wanting to learn, grow and live more intentionally. Therapy can be a process that allows you to take charge and capitalize on the change you desire.

Kids ages 8 and up

Their innocence and compassion for others always reminds me to see the world from their perspective. They may just need guidance to manage the stressors around them.

First Responders

You see a lot on the job. We will walk through and process work and life-related complexities related to these roles. 

Young adults

You bring so much energy and excitement, the potential for growth is limitless, but life can be hard and overwhelming.

Moms

Your world has changed and you were told it would, but you never imagined it would be like this and you are needing support.

I'll be the right fit for you if...

You are willing and ready to take ownership, responsibility and take on the commitment to create change in your own life. You will need to be invested in the process for the changes we discover to make an impact. Without commitment, your investment won't reap the rewards you're looking to achieve.

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My Approach

I believe we all have kinetic energy, the energy which a body possesses by being in motion. With the energy within us, we choose to use that energy in someway - we are in motion. Sometimes that motion is not going in the direction we desire, leaving us feeling bogged down, tired, overwhelmed, exhausted and at times, hopeless. When we reinvest time towards ourselves and challenge to live, learn and grow differently - apply our kinetic energy differently - we can begin the forward motion toward our goals - whatever they may be.

I take a client centered approach to therapy, meeting you where you are at, but emphasizing cognitive behavioral strategies. I believe that we need to understand ourselves and our own self limiting beliefs. Once we have the knowledge about these beliefs we can begin challenging the unhealthy thinking patterns that drive our behavior and relationships. This is hard work, this takes effort, but it is so worth the growth and change that happens in the process.

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do."

-Brene Brown

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I take a client-centered approach to therapy, meeting you where you are at, but emphasizing cognitive behavioral strategies. I believe that we need to understand ourselves and our own self-limiting beliefs.

Lets Chat

Schedule a free consult.

I take a client-centered approach to therapy, meeting you where you are at, but emphasizing cognitive behavioral strategies. I believe that we need to understand ourselves and our own self-limiting beliefs.

Client Experiences

"Ronna has been extremely helpful with my growth as an individual. I was recommended to her to complete brainspotting as an intervention for some underlying trauma.. and let me tell you, if you’ve never done this type of therapy.. I HIGHLY recommend. It’s very different than your traditional “talk therapy” and Ronna is the most compassionate person to allow yourself to process and ugly cry in front of. She utilizes and helps you understand current psychology process as well as implements faith and spiritual based beliefs. I am so grateful Ronna came into my life, thank you! "

"Our minor child has been having sessions with Ronna for several years. While medication has been very helpful, it does not work in a vacuum. Having Ronna as an additional source of support for our child and as someone to listen and offer suggestions (it really helps that they are from someone other than mom and dad) has been a powerful tool in the toolbox to build success. The positive changes have been truly remarkable. Ronna has worked with our child to be involved in school, have a more positive world view and to be better able to be a self advocate. Our child will be away from home before we know it and we have every confidence that our child will be able to manage the depression and anxiety, in no small part because of the wonderful assistance received from Ronna."

"Our minor child has been having sessions with Ronna for several years. While medication has been very helpful, it does not work in a vacuum. Having Ronna as an additional source of support for our child and as someone to listen and offer suggestions (it really helps that they are from someone other than mom and dad) has been a powerful tool in the toolbox to build success. The positive changes have been truly remarkable. Ronna has worked with our child to be involved in school, have a more positive world view and to be better able to be a self advocate. Our child will be away from home before we know it and we have every confidence that our child will be able to manage the depression and anxiety, in no small part because of the wonderful assistance received from Ronna."

Ronna has counseled with my daughter on multiple occasions over the past couple of years to address anxiety and self-confidence concerns. Ronna makes my daughter feel so good about herself and her ability to manage her anxiety! She shares strategies my daughter can use at school and home, and she regularly reminds my daughter that she is a wonderful human with so much to share with the world. I simply cannot say enough about what Ronna has done for our family!

Ronna is very non-judgmental and open to learning with me as a client. There is no telling me what to do or hard and fast rules, it’s a very good flow and I really enjoy collaborating with her and trying to find solutions or ideas on ways I can improve with her. She also has a gift for finding the strength of her clients and leaning into that, for example I love to read and do homework on my own so she gives me books recommendations and ideas for homework. Finally, and the most important piece, the Brainspotting work Ronna does is nothing short of miraculous. Highly recommend!

I enjoy seeing Ronna because she truly goes above and beyond to help me with my mental health. I know that I have found a therapist that I can work with and trust. We are a team when it comes to working towards my goals, and it means so much to have someone there to help me reach them. I wouldn’t be where I am now without her services.

I love how flexible you can be, I've been seeing you for sometime & everytime I still get something out of it. Your space feels so welcoming and safe, I feel like I can talk to you about anything and everything. I've gained confidence in setting boundaries for myself, how to handle hard times & not so positive thoughts. You’ve truly changed my life for the better & I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for everything.