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"A safe place for transformation."

Ginna Maus LCSW

Counseling Services in Sandpoint

At Temanos, I believe that life’s journey is one of transition and growth, and that guidance can help us achieve the balance and learn the skills necessary to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

I believe life is a transformational journey to be embraced, where your emotional and spiritual growth is both respected and encouraged.

I understand that life is accompanied with experiences that challenge us emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  At Temanos, I help individuals accept these challenges and develop tools to connect to their inner strength. This enables them to embrace the experience and grow in the process.

Because life is a path of learning, we encourage personal growth and development at every stage, whether it means developing interpersonal relationship skills, realizing important goals, or awakening to spirituality.

By connecting to truth and awakening in our lives, we engage in conscious acceptance and our unique expression in this life. We thus realize our full potential and the profound effect we have on the world and people around us.

Temanos teaches mindfulness based decision making as a means of creating positive change.  I encourage fruitful, fulfilled living by aiding in the growth of spiritual awareness.

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CHALLENGES

I believe an environment of nonjudgmental awareness enables one to stay open to their experience in order to utilize it for transformation. In fact, Temanos means “a safe place for transformation”.

Traumatic experiences shape us in known and unknown ways. At Temanos I utilize the current findings in neuroscience to understand and address trauma, anxiety, depression and other negative mind states. I guide my clients in evidence based practices, such as EMDR, Mindfulness and Trauma Resiliency methods. These practices loosen the roots of trauma to enable new personal narratives and behaviors in the most comprehensive and efficient way. This increases one's ability to consciously choose how to manage negative events, emotions, and personal challenges.  This empowers one to heal and move forward with confidence.

I offer guidance throughout the healing process by providing a safe, trusted atmosphere in which one can establish, implement, and strengthen healthy coping skills.

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Services provided for adults and children for the following issues

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Heightened Emotions including Anger

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Stress Reduction

  • Living with Life Threatening Illnesses

  • End of Life Counseling & Bereavement

  • Abuse – Physical, Sexual, & Emotional

  • Effects of Divorce

  • Managing Life Events and Transitions

  • Personal Growth

  • EMDR & Trauma Resource Method

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Mindfulness based Positive Psychology

  • Group work in mindfulness based stress reduction,
    women’s creativity & spirituality and food & body image