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Mindy Harms-Coleman, MA, LCPC, Art Therapist
Welcome! My name is Mindy Harms-Coleman and I am passionate about walking with you on your healing journey. I believe effective therapy centers around establishing a healing relationship, self empowerment and inspiring hope. My approach is one that infuses compassion, wisdom, humor, non-judgement, creativity and skill.
'Therapy' originated from from the Greek therapeia meaning ‘attendance’: To listen means to attend closely to what is being revealed. A skilled therapist will walk beside you rather than directing, giving advice or problem-solving. I want you to feel heard, witnessed, validated and transformed through this experience.
The opportunity in having a safe and non-judgemental space to explore thoughts, feelings, boundaries, fantasies, fears and desires, and the curiosity to explore this in the presence of a skilled clinician can be cathartic in and of itself.
Since 1996 I have been providing direct care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. I am an Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. My experience includes but is not limited to: individual, group, and family therapy, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment, residential care, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, respite care, case management and client advocacy. I also have experience in mentoring, consultation, marketing and outreach.
I approach our work together as healing centered, integrative, weaving experiential approaches, psychodynamic, attachment and object relations, strengths based, EMDR, IFS, DBT, CBT, mindfulness and Hakomi method.
The diversity of my experiences has allowed me to become a seasoned and skilled professional with a depth of wisdom, informed perspective and creative approach.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives.
Through counseling and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with abuse, painful and traumatic circumstances as well as the effects of generational trauma. Anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, self doubt, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events.
I help people raised in dysfunctional and abusive homes to work through their traumas and feel more happiness, confidence, and inner peace.
Entering a new phase of life can be deeply disorienting, disrupt your sense of self, and cause painful emotional upheaval. Life events such as becoming a parent, divorce, retirement, entering middle age, being diagnosed with an illness, becoming an empty-nester and becoming an elder caregiver are experiences that many people commonly struggle to deal with.
I recognize the impact major life changes can have, and I offer a supportive and safe space where you can process your experiences and restore emotional harmony and healing.
Are you a professional who works in an intense, demanding and high stress career field? Do you at times feel hopeless, exhausted (even after long periods of rest), find yourself unable to unwind and relax, feel irritable and impatient with those you are caring for, lack joy or life satisfaction, and frequently catch colds or have low immunity? Do you find yourself having intrusive thoughts, avoiding people, places and conversations, disrupted sleep or increased need for sleep? These are issues that commonly impact any professional who "cares" for others.
Let me help you heal by learning or reengaging in self care practices through emotion centered interventions.
Do you suffer from chronic pain or a debilitating illness? Do you feel angry, dismissed, betrayed and lost by the lack of support from your doctor? Where medical interventions fail - a great therapist can help. And while a therapist can’t fix your pain, they can help you rebuild your life and help you figure out how to function again.
Medication may help reduce your pain, but you’re still suffering. Because of the way you experience the pain, the way you think about it and how it impacts your life. I can help you learn how to live better now.
Are you looking for a mentor or peer consultation? What I have to offer:
*I offer a non-traditional schedule with evening and weekend appointments available.*
I offer individual therapy, art therapy, crisis counseling, substance abuse counseling in addition to peer consultation, mentoring, community outreach and workshops.
My goal is to make therapy affordable for YOU.
I am an in network provider for most major insurance companies.
Because I so passionately believe that quality mental health care should be available to everyone, I offer a limited number of pro bono sessions.
If I am not in network provider with your plan, you may be eligible to submit a claim for reimbursement of out-of-network services.
When you pay me in full at time of service and upon your request I will provide you with a special statement —referred to as a superbill — for you to submit for reimbursement to your insurance provider. I make no guarantees about the level of reimbursement you will receive from your insurance company.
I suggest you contact your insurance company to find out about your out-of-network benefits, as each plan differs. In order to submit superbills for possible reimbursement, please know that they must contain a mental health diagnosis code.
What questions should I ask my insurance company about my out-of-network benefits?
Mentoring and Consultation Fee: Let's talk!
Workshop Fee: Let's talk!
I accept cash, check, or credit cards. Payment is due in person at the end of each session. I do not bill for services or carry account balances.
Because both your time and your treatment is important, your appointment time is specially reserved for you. With this in mind, please note that if you cannot keep your appointment, a minimum of 24 hours notice is needed. All missed appointments or cancellations made without 24 hours notice will be charged a late cancel fee.
Located in Metro East Counseling