Lenora Lemke, MA

Supervised Psychotherapist

Education

  • 2004-Master of Education in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2014-Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Licenses

  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)

Therapeutic Focus

Couples, children, and families working through issues of communication, parenting, relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, behavior issues, stress, chronic pain/illness, life transitions, grief, family of origin, and behavioral problems.

Competencies

Using an eclectic approach, Lenora will adapt the way she works to fit her client’s needs. She draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities including Family Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Play Therapy, Humanistic (Carl Rogers) Theory, Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Redecision Therapy.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Lenora works holistically, integrating nutrition, exercise/movement and lifestyle changes in her work. She also looks at how family members/relationships influence each person’s issues and behaviors. She does not view a symptom as a “problem” but rather as an important survival mechanism that has likely been helpful in getting the client through difficult situations in the past. She works with an open heart, deeply listening to her clients and treating them with respect. She helps individuals, couples and families create a clear vision of who they truly are and what they want in life, and she partners with them, empowering them to reach their full potential.

History

Lenora’s previous mental health experience includes working with children as a therapist in an elementary school; working with families, couples and adults in an outpatient mental health clinic; and co-facilitating a mindfulness-based group for adults who have anxiety. Prior to becoming a therapist, Lenora has been a Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Coach, Life Coach, has given nutrition and stress management seminars, and led weight loss groups.