About

Welcome to TouchingTrees.

Learn about our experience and approach.

TouchingTrees Approach

My practice and services are focused on helping individuals, couples, and families learn to manage stress from relationships. Some of the most stressful times, of course, are when a divorce or separation is going on, so that is often how I enter into someone's life. My involvement can include individual therapy, couples therapy, Discernment Counseling, decoupling counseling, and coaching.

My approach includes looking at the ways you are feeling "stuck" through emotional, physical, and financial attachments to a stressful relationship. From there, we work together to understand how you got to where you are, why you are motivated to change now, and how you can achieve your personal goals. Those goals may include goals related to parenting, to partnering, or to growing into a more authentic identity.

I use strategies from Internal Family Systems, systems theory, and structural theory, as well as values integration and vulnerability exploration. Sometimes the best vehicle for growth is a trusting relationship with a therapist, and I strive to provide that to every one of the people I work with.

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First Sessions

Our first meeting or two is a great way for you to share as many thoughts and feelings as you want. The more I can learn from you, the better I can tailor your therapeutic experience to meet your needs. I'll be taking lots of notes during these sessions!

Next Visits

Depending on your needs, we will work together to figure out the patterns that are getting (or keeping) you stuck. We will also work together to create a plan to make the most of our time together. I want you to feel so much better after participating in therapy, and understanding and changing patterns and cycles is a great way to do that.

Therapeutic Orientation

I believe that the client's needs determine the type of therapy we do together. Generally, I like to integrate any number of theories and strategies into my work with you. I'm always learning, too, so don't be surprised if I share with you some book or concept I just discovered if I think it would be a  help to you. 

 

Jenni's Experience & Focus

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University

Recipient of a Lilly Endowment Fellowship to Indiana University for Secondary Education

B.A. in English Composition, DePauw University

Jenni specializes in post-divorce issues related to emotional, physical, and financial attachment, as well as decoupling counseling. She is trained in Prepare/Enrich, Discernment Counseling, Mediation, and Parenting Consulting.

* Author of Outsmart Your High-Stress Divorce

* Presenter of Outsmart Your High-Conflict Relationship

* Author/Presenter of "Divorce, Everlasting" to Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (MAMFT)

* Experience providing therapy to young adults with developmental disabilities, as well as their families

* Author of Child Less Parent, Basement Daisies, Fence Pumpkins, Serotiny, and Cape of Leaves

Jenni's Experience & Focus

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University

Recipient of a Lilly Endowment Fellowship to Indiana University for Secondary Education

B.A. in English Composition, DePauw University

Jenni specializes in post-divorce issues related to emotional, physical, and financial attachment, as well as decoupling counseling. She is trained in Prepare/Enrich, Discernment Counseling, Mediation, and Parenting Consulting.

* Author of Outsmart Your High-Stress Divorce

* Presenter of Outsmart Your High-Conflict Relationship

* Author/Presenter of "Divorce, Everlasting" to Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (MAMFT)

* Experience providing therapy to young adults with developmental disabilities, as well as their families

* Author of Child Less Parent, Basement Daisies, Fence Pumpkins, Serotiny, and Cape of Leaves

 
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Leslie's Experience & Focus

Leslie Boyle-Milroy (she/her) is an intern clinician pursuing her Master’s in Counseling through Adler Graduate School and enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and genders. Her approach draws from various therapeutic modalities, including Adlerian psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and CBT, in addition to others. 
she can provide Discernment Counseling and Reunification Counseling. She is trained in mindfulness practices and Emotional Freedom Techniques, i.e., tapping, and Matrix Reimprinting. 

She believes that all people have the capacity for positive growth and that personal mental health challenges are best understood and addressed within their social, cultural, and environmental contexts. She strives to provide a culturally sensitive approach in all of her therapeutic work. She has lived/studied/worked in the United States, South Korea, Japan, India, Lesotho, Germany, and Spain. 

For fun, she enjoys being outside, reading historical fiction books, drawing and painting, and taking her dog, Truffle, on walks.

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