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Find A Therapist in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Mackenzie Gosa

Mackenzie Gosa, MS

(She / Her)

Pre-Licensed Therapist

There is a Buddhist parable that talks about the two arrows that wound humanity in life, one of which is inevitable and one that is not. The first arrow is the arrow of physical and emotional pain, unavoidable experiences in life. The second arrow is the arrow of suffering. Suffering is how we feel towards our physical and emotional pain. Each of us has the ability to avoid shooting this second arrow of suffering. This is possible through changing our relationship with our pain.

As your therapist, I am interested in accompanying you on the exploration of your inner world. I believe self-acceptance & self-compassion are key to our liberation, and there are few places you can go that I can't follow. Our work together will include 1. Getting to know the different parts of you, including those parts that most of us tend to reject and/or repress 2. Examining and deconstructing cultural messages you may have received growing up around sexuality, gender, vulnerability, & intimacy 3. Working to reveal the underbelly of shame by allowing it to transform into your greatest strength.

As a therapist at Through Therapy Collective in Minneapolis, I am currently focusing on serving the LGBTQIA+ community, young adults navigating trauma & life transitions, and individuals and couples seeking sex therapy. I completed coursework for AASECT (sex therapy) certification & completed my master's in marriage and family therapy from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

As a knitter weaves a pile of chaotic threads and snarled yarns into something that is beautiful, intentional, and nurturing; I believe good therapeutic work encourages embracing a wider and deeper self-understanding that releases us from shame, fear, and contraction. I look forward to accompanying you on the exploration of your inner world.

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Counseling & Therapy Services in Minneapolis, MN

"Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected. We simply have to uncover it."

PEMA CHODRON

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