At Encompass Hope we believe that reaching out for help is one of the bravest things a person can do.
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.
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.
Get In Touch
3460 Washington Drive, Suite 109
Eagan, MN 55122
3801 W 50th St, Suite 250 A
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Mon – Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm