We continually strive to be a great company that offers outpatient therapy. Love the Journey is committed to providing high-quality services to our clients. Moreover, our efforts extend beyond providing outstanding services to those who need them. Let's be honest, getting help can feel scary, but know that at Love the Journey, you will be accepted exactly where you are without judgment. Our goal is helping you reach your goals in a safe, comforting and caring environment.  We will listen to you, and make your priorities ours as well.

We can help with anxiety, behavioral concerns, children and teen issues, communication skills, depression, parenting issues, physical abuse, sexual abuse, stress management, transitions, and trauma.

What to expect: We start everyone the same, which means, we gather a lot of back ground information, this includes current issues and history information, based on the information provided we make a diagnostic assessment, and together we will make a plan to help you achieve your personal and professional goals, all in a manner that feels safe to express thoughts and feelings. Therapy is a dual effort; it takes both the client and the therapist.

Meet Lori Petersen:

Lori Petersen opened Love the Journey, because she loves helping people exactly where they are in life's journey. Lori earned her bachelors degree from The College of St Scholastica, in business management and organizational behavior. Several years later, Lori continued her education and earned her Master of Science in Human Development with a specialization in marriage and family therapy.

Lori enjoys seeing a range of people and families. Lori worked with mostly teens for several years, but now she works with people as young as 3, but also works with the elderly and everywhere between. She helps with depression, anxiety, personality disorders and PTSD, along with several others.

Some hobbies include coaching youth baseball, volunteering at her church and spending time with friends and family.

Meet Krista McFarland:

Krista works at Love the Journey Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every other Saturday, she has been at Love the Journey since June 2016 and is starting full time at Love the Journey July, 2017.

Krista earned both her bachelors and Master in Social Work at St Cloud State. Krista has several years experience in domestic abuse, and working with adolescents. Krista enjoys working with individuals and families who are working toward their goals.

Some of Krista's hobbies include, baking, running and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Paula Andersen :

Paula earned her bachelors degree in Human Services at Bethel University in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Co-Occurring Disorders program at Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN on a track to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

For the past several years, Paula has been working with children challenged by neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. Her passion is working with families to help them move forward and live their best life possible. She loves the C.S. Lewis quote: “we can’t go back and change the beginning, but we can start where we are and change the ending.”

Paula enjoys playing board games with her family, painting, and learning the piano.



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