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Inez Bersie-Mize, LMFT

Inez attended Iowa State University where she received her training in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has 25+ years in the mental health field. Inez has worked in settings such as in-home, day treatment, and in private practice. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and seniors on an individual level as well as working with couples, families, and groups.

Inez’s Therapy Approach: “I believe that therapy is a joint venture between the client and therapist. It is a way to learn about how each construct the meaning that forms our lives and our feelings and to take responsibility for constructing them to be what we wish. My role as therapist is to correct, understand, empathize, suggest and confront. Therapy can be in turn difficult, fun, painful, confusing, boring, upsetting and once in a while transcending. Because the construction of meaning in our lives is active, I am not a passive listener but an active participant in the process of relationship and change. I use my experience, skills, feelings, intellect, and presence within the relationship to help explore and develop options and create desirable change. My way of doing therapy is always interactive and collaborative. I don’t do therapy to another, we do it together. The client is the agent of change and compassion, caring and empathy on the part of the therapist are the processes that power the growth.”

Areas of Special Interest:

Abuse/Violence

Anger issues

Anxiety disorders

Childhood abuse/neglect

Depression/Mood disorders

Developmental/transitional issues

Domestic abuse/violence

Eating disorders

Fear issues

Grief/Loss

Intergenerational issues

Interpersonal communication

Learning disabilities

Multicultural issues

Natural Mental Health

Post Traumatic Stress/Emotional Bruising

Rape

Sexual Abuse/Harassment

Women’s issues

Parenting Skills

Adolescents

Special Needs Children

Step-Families

Single Parent Families

Dysfunctional Families

Relationship Counseling

Family Counseling

Pre-Marital Therapy

Critical Incident Debriefing

Pia Melody Based Treatment

Licenses + Memberships:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists