Inez Bersie-Mize, MS, LMFT

Location: St Paul

Inez attended Iowa State University where she received her training in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has 20+ years in the mental health field. Prior to joining the MidWest Center clinical team, Inez worked in settings such as in-home, day treatment, and in private practice.  She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and geriatrics on an individual level as well as working with couples, families, and groups.

Inez’s Therapy Approach: “I believe that therapy is a joint venture between the client and therapist. It is a way to learn about how each construct the meaning that forms our lives and our feelings and to take responsibility for constructing them to be what we wish. My role as therapist is to correct, understand, empathize, suggest and confront. Therapy can be in turn difficult, fun, painful, confusing, boring, upsetting and once in a while transcending. Because the construction of meaning in our lives is active, I am not a passive listener but an active participant in the process of relationship and change. I use my experience, skills, feelings, intellect, and presence within the relationship to help explore and develop options and create desirable change. My way of doing therapy is always interactive and collaborative. I don’t do therapy to another, we do it together. The client is the agent of change and compassion, caring and empathy on the part of the therapist are the processes that power the growth.”

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Abuse/Violence
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asperger’s
  • Childhood abuse/neglect
  • Depression/Mood disorders
  • Developmental/transitional issues
  • Domestic abuse/violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Fear issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Intergenerational issues
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Learning disabilities
  • Multicultural issues
  • Post traumatic stress/Emotional bruising
  • Rape
  • Sexual Abuse/Harassment
  • Women’s issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Parenting Skills
  • Adolescents
  • Special Needs Children
  • Step-Families
  • Single Parent Families
  • Dysfunctional Families
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Pia Melody Based Treatment

Licenses + Memberships:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

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