maggie gostonczik

Maggie Gostonczik, MA

Psychotherapist

Clinical experience in working with children, teens, adults, individuals and couples with issues related to anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, trauma, separation/divorce, ADHD and panic disorders.

Offers Video and Phone Sessions

My Story

I have always enjoyed working with individuals, one on one or in a group setting. The favorite part of my job is building report with each person I work with and watching them grow as individuals while making changes for the better within their lives. In pursuing my career in Mental Health Counseling, I have worked with individuals in a variety of settings. I believe that mental health is important to one’s overall health and wellbeing. Seeking out assistance with your mental health should be as common as attending a doctor’s appointment for an annual physical. Mental health plays such a large part in who we are, how we relate and react to the world around us and just within our day-to-day living. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Capella University. I continued to pursue my Masters degree, which I graduated from Crown College with my Master in Mental Health Counseling along with Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

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Professional Experience

I work with individuals of all ages, providing therapy and skill building with a variety diagnosis, some including anxiety, depression, stress management, ADHD, self-esteem, and trauma. I believe that no one approach fits for all individuals. When working with individuals, I utilize a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, person centered, motivational interviewing and artistic creativity. I recognize that what works for one individual, may not work for the next. I find it important to utilize skills and techniques that work for each individual I work with. I utilize integrated approaches that fit best for the individual and create a treatment plan based off individual needs.

Special Offerings

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Clinician Specialties

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

Counseling for New Mothers

For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.” For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening. Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.

Counseling for Anxiety

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? If this sounds like you, Mindfully Healing can help. Our practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get relief from the anxiety that you deserve. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

Grief & Bereavement Counseling

Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction for any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep, deep sadness. The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to the person who’s passed, and other factors. Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.

"Mindfully Healing embraces a personal growth based model unlike a problem or deficiency based model of traditional mental health... Our clients experience this during their first session."

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Mindfully Healing
4154 Shoreline Drive, Suite 202
Spring Park, MN 55384
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(952) 491-9460

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