Encompass Hope, LLC
Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Surrounding you with support.
Encompass Hope Counseling Services is here to help you move from where you are to where you want to be.
Welcome, we’re glad you’re here! Reaching out when you need help can be challenging. Whether this is your first time trying to find a therapist or you are looking for something new, we are here to help you find a therapy solution that fits your needs. Our team of caring therapists will listen to your concerns and work to develop a customized plan to help you make the changes you want to see in your life.
Therapy is a unique relationship, where you get to be unabashedly honest, focus on your needs and gain support without doubting yourself or fearing judgment. When times are tough, those conditions are necessary to experience true healing
Jessica Smith, LMFT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Skills training to help you tolerate distress, manage emotions and communicate more effectively
Providing you with support to move beyond your past.
Reproductive Mental Health
Professional support during prepregnancy, pregnancy and the postnatal period
Professional support for adolescents
Helping you and your family navigate challenging times
Professional couples counseling services to help you get back on track
Professional support to help you reach your goals
Professional, accessible video therapy support
Professional support to help you cope
About Our Team
Jessica Smith, MA, LMFT
Eagan & Minnneapolis Office
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means that I am professionally trained to provide counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups. I help people deal with difficult life transitions, as well as, those struggling with enduring mental health concerns.
I am passionate about helping people work through anxiety, depression, personality disorders, family challenges and trauma.
I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Perinatal Mental Health. You can expect me to be honest, direct and validating, while adding a good dose of humor.
Shannon Wohlman, MA, MSW, LMFT
Eagan & Minnneapolis Office
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Social Worker. I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a skills based therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR- through EMDRIA), which focuses on relieving distress associated with traumatic memories. I also have advanced training in perinatal mental health, infertility & pregnancy or infant loss.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples ages 14 and older from all backgrounds. I also have experience working with individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system.
I identify with the Brene Brown quote: “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” I believes one of the most brave things someone can do is reach out for help.
Rachel Shoemaker, MA, LMFT, LADC
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Licensed Alcohol and
Drug Counselor. I believe in treating a person and/or a family through a holistic,
systemic approach to achieve overall healing, not just “ putting a band-aid on it”.
I work with a variety of people from all different walks of life, ages 16 and higher. I
am particularly passionate about helping those who struggle anxiety, depression,
trauma, and personality disorders. I also specialize in addiction and substance
abuse, working to help individuals gain freedom from their addictions and
strengthen themselves in their recovery journey.
I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Accelerated
Resolution Therapy (ART), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR). I am also in the process of receiving training in Perinatal Mental Health, in
hopes of expanding my scope of practice to mothers in addiction recovery. In
utilizing these approaches, I enter into the therapeutic relationship with humor,
validation, and most importantly respect for each individual’s experience.
We Have Experience With…
Professional counseling for people who have experienced trauma or abuse in their lives. Counseling for trauma and abuse is most effective when counselors use treatment methods specific to these issues. We have therapists trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to assist with resolving traumatic memories.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
A comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that combines individual therapy and group skills training to treat various mental health concerns. At Encompass Hope, you’ll work with an experienced DBT therapist who can guide you through the process of developing goals, learning new skills, and implementing them in order to create a life worth living.
It is a one-on-one counseling relationship between a client and a therapist, in a confidential, safe, supportive environment. It is professional counseling for individuals experiencing challenges during a transition in their life or having mental health symptoms.
Professional counseling geared toward improving communication, and facilitating helpful discussions to identify the sources of emotional difficulty in your relationship. Couples counseling can help provide new perspectives, valuable insight and practical advice that can help rebuild trust and facilitate communication.
Professional counseling aimed at helping families work through difficult transitions, conflict, and/or communication difficulties. Family therapists assist by helping people develop healthy communication and solutions that benefit the entire family system.
Professional counseling geared toward helping teens to learn skills to express themselves more productively, make healthy choices, cope with difficult emotions and communicate more effectively. When working with teens, therapists work hard to establish a sense of trust, understanding and mutual respect.
Reproductive Mental Health
Professional counseling from pre-pregnancy through the postpartum period. It can include individual, couple, family and/or group counseling, depending on individual needs. Two common conditions during the perinatal period are Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA).
Professional counseling conducted via mobile video. Telehealth can be used for individual, couple, family or group therapy. You can enjoy the convenience and comfort of sitting at home, or in another quiet space, while talking to your therapist. Your security is our priority and you can expect telehealth sessions to remain confidential, while also being easy to use.
Anxiety and Depression
Professional counseling for individuals experiencing anxiety that is negatively impacting their daily lives. Usually anxiety treatment will involve individual counseling and/or group counseling utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) coping skills.
Our Approach & Philosophy
- Encompass Hope is a team of mental health clinicians, providing individual, couple, family and group therapy to children, teens and adults. We offer specialized treatment for trauma, personality disorders, extreme emotions and mental health concerns for individuals of all gender identities during the reproductive years.
- Common reasons people come to us for support include: Depression, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression (PPD), Postpartum Anxiety (PPA), Infertility, Grief/Loss, Couple/Family conflict and issues during life transitions.
- Each of our therapists bring their own unique passion, experience and personality to the therapy room. We understand the importance of connection and having a good relationship with your therapist as you work toward change and self-discovery. Your story matters! Throughout your therapy experience can expect to be treated with respect and kindness. All are welcome here!
- The clinicians at Encompass Hope actively work towards cultural humility. We understand that many of our clients will come from backgrounds that differ from our own. We actively participate in training to increase our own self-awareness, as well as help us to become more empathetic to where our clients are coming from. In addition, we seek to consult with one another regularly and hold each other accountable for any, and all, biases that we may have.
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3460 Washington Drive, Suite 109
Eagan, MN 55122
3801 W 50th St, Suite 250 A
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Mon – Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm