Hello! I'm Linnea.
I work with individuals and couples struggling with shame and anxiety learn to love themselves and their people. I am a lover of love. Helping you learn to see how fucking amazing you are and empowering your relationship to reach its fullest potential, is my life's calling.
In our work together, we will address power dynamics, the ways you've internalized your own worth, and together we will clear out trauma that's making your life extra challenging!
I'm a giant love and self-esteem nerd, so you can expect me to bring up experts like Brene Brown, John & Julie Gottman & Terry Real with a bit of a star-struck twinkle in my eye. Helping you become your best version of yourself brings my life joy. How else is the world going to change, unless each of us does this deep, intentional and difficult work?
Besides being a lover of love, I spend every moment I can with my own two spirited kiddos and husky pup. I am a creative spirit with a wanderlust that acts up on a regular basis, and can often be found planning the next road trip. My partner and I are high school sweethearts who worked together for a decade, including running a successful food truck business. Despite having a personal chef at my beck-and-call, I could secretly live on Kraft mac n'cheese & coffee if it were an option.
I used to think I wanted to be a dolphin trainer, but when I listened to my heart, it led me here.
Are you ready to take the next steps on your healing journey?
Hiya. I'm Ross.
I work and tandm with Linnea to help couples in business together rekindle joy in the daily operations of loving each other and their work. In addition to being the curmudgeon that helps balance Linnea's bright-ball-of-sunshine, I am passionate about food, both eating it and cooking it. I am particularly fond of trying new foods that I don't have to cook, so the Minnesota State Fair has gained a very special place in my heart. Before proposing, I made Linnea agree to the marriage contract terms that, "so long as we are married we will never miss a Minnesota state fair". What can I say? Food is my first love.
I have been running successful businesses for the last two decades, and over half of that was spent with my partner by my side. Neither business partnership nor marriage is for the weak of heart, so I understand that we all struggle sometimes. In our work together, you can expect that we will address the business structure that is keeping both your business and partnership from being the best they can be. I am creative and a fast problem solver, which makes business consulting with me a dynamic process. We will think outside the box to get the business and partnership you work so hard for!
Besides attending the Mn state fair 5 times every year, I spend my time coming up with the worst dad puns I can, perusing thrift shops for a good deal, and teaching my kiddos who the best wrestler in the house is. I an avid traveler, and despite having been to 6 continents and 50 states twice where I've sampled some of the best food the world has to offer, South Carolina might be my favorite because corn dogs are a side dish there. (Did I mention I love food and a good deal?)
Are you ready to create the successful, joy-filled life you dream of with your partner and your business?
A Feminist Therapist & Coach
Being a feminist does not mean I don't see men or that I don't hold women accountable in hetero couples sessions. My feminist lens while working with individuals and couples means I am mindful of the ways power influences relationships. Societal expectations, gender roles, racial differences, and our family of origin all play vital roles in determining how we manage conflict, how much worth we give ourselves, whether we communicate assertively or not, and how we make decisions in our relationships. It also makes me aware of my own privilege in the therapy room, and how that impacts the dynamic between myself and my clients. Feminist coaching makes my approach dynamic because in the case of coaching, one size does not fit all.
Coaching vs Therapy
As a therapist I am more than qualified to guide the people I work with towards the life they want to live. The main difference between therapy and coaching is that in therapy I work on eliminating triggers from past trauma that are getting in the way of loving yourself and your people, and in coaching I empower you to find your authentic self, listen to your heart to guide your next steps in life, and teach you research-based skills to improve self esteem and relationship communication. If you are wondering what approach is right for you, contact me for a consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications & Research
Linnea: I graduated with honors in Philosophy and Family Studies, preparing me to ask and think critically about the big questions in life and family. I graduated with my Masters from Adler Graduate School. I hold a masters and LAMFT, am Prepare/Enrich certified, have my maternal mental health certificate, am a Gottman Seven Principles Leader and Bringing Baby Home Educator, hold a certificate in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, and have a background in eating disorders. I am not only passionate about love, but am qualified to work with you on strengthening your relationship with yourself & your people.
I am continually seeking classes and the latest research to ensure that my approach is based in the latest research, and to continually improve myself as a therapist so I can be the best version of myself for the folx I serve. I am currently completing a course to become a certified grief counselor, am nearly finished with my certification to become an Emotionally Focused Therapist, am training to better serve LBGTQIA+ populations, and am looking forward to starting my journey to become a Terry Real Relational Life Therapist.
Ross: I graduated with a major in philosophy while I simultaneously worked my way into the general manager position at a local restaurant. After years of studying business, I decided to open my own food truck with my partner where I won the prestigious Charlie Award. I began consulting on businesses shortly after, helping first local food trucks, brick and mortar restaurants and branching into campaigns and local government agencies. Regardless of what your business is, my creative, dynamic approach will help you think outside the box as you work towards your business and relational goals!
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