OUR THERAPISTS

All of the therapists at InnerStrength Therapy Services are dedicated to providing ethical, confidential and comfortable talk-based psychotherapy services. Typical sessions are done in individual, couples or group therapy and can be done in the comfortable space of the InnerStrength offices or through HIPAA-secure software in the comfort of your own home or work office.

Currently NOT accepting clients

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Sex Therapist

Founder & Owner, Clinical Therapist, Board Approved Supervisor


Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST is an independently licensed marriage and family therapist in Minnesota and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Therapeutically she uses techniques from various types of theories (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and others) to work with you to heal, grow and discover current, or new, inner strengths you possess to handle life's struggles and transitions. Being trained in "Systems Theory," she believes every person has been influenced, at least in part, from their past, families of origins, and previous experiences. In understanding these influences one can understand new ways to manage life circumstances and develop the power to change, as the individual sees fit.

    Jessica tries to create a casual and comfortable atmosphere with her therapy services, so a sprinkling of bad jokes, analogies, metaphors, and pulling from her own life help her to create a safe and comfortable space for individuals to work through their own concerns.

    Jessica realized early on in her career she had a passion for treating sexuality concerns. To name a few areas she has treated, sexual/pornography compulsive behaviors ("addictions"), sexual offenders and their families, and sexual desire differences. She fostered and further developed this interest by dedicating years of training and education in the topics of sexuality through the requirements of the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has acquired professional certification from this organization, so you can rest assured your sexual concerns are being treated with sensitivity and additional training compared to an non-certified sex therapist.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Arts in Child Psychology, with minors in English and Japanese from the University of Minnesota (2005, Mpls., MN)
     

  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University (2008 Mpls., MN)

 

  • Independently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota (2011)

 

  • Clinical member of and Certified Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT, 2015)
     

  • Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
     

  • Clinical member of ATSA and MnATSA
     

  • Proud Military OneSource provider
     

  • PREPARE/ENRICH provider
     

  • Board Approved MN MFT Supervisor 

Currently NOT accepting clients

Dan VerBout, M.A., LPCC

M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling

​Clinical Therapist

Dan VerBout, MBA, MA, LPCC is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).  Dan’s therapeutic style draws from a number of different theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing among others.  Dan has clinical interests in resolving complex trauma, neuropsychology, treating chemical health issues and integrating mindfulness into daily life.  Dan’s work experiences are varied having worked in group homes, outpatient chemical dependency treatment centers, health insurance, and sex offender treatment programs.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Criminology with minors in Russian from the University of Minnesota (2004, Mpls, MN)
     

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University (2007, Mpls, MN)
     

  • Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University (2005, Manchester, NH)
     

  • Independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota (2010)
     

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (IATP, 2018)

Currently ACCEPTING clients

Ken Becker, M.S., LPCC, LADC

M.S. in Professional Clinical Counseling, Licensed Addication and Drug Counselor

​Clinical Therapist
 

Ken is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor in Minnesota.  Ken uses a variety of therapeutic theories (consisting of Individual Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing) to assist individuals in healing, growing and discovering their own inner strengths,  as well as to develop new ones in order to feel fulfilled in managing today’s challenges. Being trained in “Individual Psychology” he believes that every person has been influenced by the original system they were born into…their families along with life experiences along the way.   In examining our relationships and these past situations he helps individuals develop and incorporate their strengths in order to change how they view the world and themselves in order to move through life with more strength and contentment. 

 

Ken develops a relaxing and inviting atmosphere by engaging compassion, understanding, along with the use of humor, and being authentic and genuine.  He uses metaphors and examples from his own life to relate to others in order to help individuals develop and find their own strength so they can have the life they want. 

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Science from Adler Graduate School (2008, Mpls., MN)
     

  • Licensed as an LADC (2006)
     

  • Independently Licensed as an LPCC in Minnesota (2011)
     

  • Clinical Member of MnATSA & ATSA (2019)

Currently ACCEPTING clients

Ariel Kimbrough, M.S.

M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy

​Pre-Licensed Therapist
Supervisor: Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST

 

Ariel is a pre-licensed therapist working towards becoming fully licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ariel utilizes a series of therapeutic interventions in combination with a genuine, kind, and humorous demeanor. Her training is based on the Family Systems Model supplemented by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Experiential Therapy. She believes that an individuals family history and past experiences in some way impact their relationships, world view and beliefs, and overall functioning. By understanding these connections and the influences they have on an individual, one can find their inner strength to make long term changes and learn ways to cope with the various symptoms they may be experiencing. She also tends to incorporate psycho-education in sessions so that clients can gain a better understanding of their mental health and how it’s impacting them.

Ariel is intentional about building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients. She is compassionate and understanding and will often use her own life experiences and humor to relate and connect with clients in order to create a safe and supportive healing environment, free of judgement.

Ariel has experience providing culturally competent and sensitive mental health services to individuals, family’s, and couples. Her passion in particular is working with adolescents and couples. She has worked with varied populations struggling with chemical dependency, physical and mental disabilities, marital issues, past trauma, and has provided services that include crisis interventions, child/parenting skills, and trauma informed work. Ariel has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with duel-diagnosis and SPMI in In-Home, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Residential Settings.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Social Welfare from Minnesota State University, Mankato. (2014, Mankato, MN)
     

  • Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN 2017)
     

  • Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
     

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certified

     

  • Under supervision of Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST

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InnerStrength Therapy Services LLC

 5821 W. Cedar Lake Rd. 
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

P: 612-552-5800  /  F: 651-925-0566