Tasia Cloutier, MA, LPCC

Tasia Cloutier Is Proudly Offering In-Person And Online Therapy In Wayzata, Minnetonka And Plymouth In MN

Tasia Cloutier In Wayzata, Minnetonka And Plymouth In MN

 Have you ever had a rock stuck in your shoe while walking? Did you continue to walk with the   discomfort of having a rock in your shoe, or did you stop to remove the rock before continuing   to  walk? If you’re anything like me, you stopped to get rid of the rock because it hurt.

 I want to help you get rid of those figurative rocks in your shoes so you can continue walking   through your life journey without that discomfort or pain. My passion is helping individuals and   families heal from painful past learning that is causing distress and dysfunction in the here and   now. I have experience helping people who present with a variety of struggles, such as: trauma,   anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, parenting, relational/communication   issues, setting boundaries, maladaptive behaviors, and relationship challenges.

 I think the relationship between a therapist and their client is the biggest indicator of success,   therefore, I focus on building a strong rapport with my clients, making sure the client knows   they are supported and validated. I am here to walk this journey with you, to be a guide and a   support. This is your therapy, and so my focus is on what you need and want and not my agenda.   I hope that you will feel heard and respected. I am deeply passionate about what I do.

 I practice from a trauma-informed lens, which means I approach therapy with a sense of   curiosity. I want to know more about what happened to you that contributed to the issues that   you are currently struggling with. I work to maintain a safe and supportive therapeutic   environment for my clients. Though processing and healing from painful past experiences can   be daunting, clients will often experience a truly remarkable shift in emotions, behaviors, and   thoughts by the end of the process.

 I also use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Post Induction Therapy for trauma and relationship issues. The premise of Post Induction Therapy is that childhood trauma (defined as anything less than nurturing) is the origin of developmental immaturity.

Feel free to reach out to me by phone or email so that we can briefly chat and figure out if scheduling an appointment would be a good fit for you.



I knew that I wanted to be a therapist since I was 17 years old. This was because I experienced a lot of challenges and dysfunction myself in my own family system. I have worked hard through the years to understand these issues and to process through my own challenges. I can relate to others in similar situations, which is why I have such a passion for doing the work I do. Life is difficult, and no one is perfect. We all have our problems and sometimes it can be really helpful to have a neutral person to help us sort through these things. It can be very intimidating to take the first step to asking for help and guidance, however, putting in the effort to make changes in ourselves and our lives is worthwhile and rewarding. I feel very blessed to be able to walk with people in their journey and assist them in finding out who they are and what they need.

Post Induction Therapy

Post Induction Therapy supports healing for anyone whose childhood was less than nurturing or they experienced shame, abuse, or neglect. It applies to everyone in the sense that no one’s family system was perfect, and everyone experienced some level of dysfunction that negatively impacted them. It is a therapeutic approach that can be learned and utilized in many different facets of someone’s life that helps them to heal wounds, heal trauma, heal shame, and just help one be a healthier person overall.

Post Induction Therapy is a model to assist people with codependency. Codependency stems from the relationship between a child and their primary caregiver, where the overwhelming feelings of the caregiver overflow onto the child. The child becomes focused on ensuring the caregiver’s emotional well-being and neglects their own well-being. When the child grows up, they tend to enable negative or addictive behavior in others and may develop their own. The neglect of their personal needs hampers their emotional maturity and ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Post Induction Therapy `consists of psychoeducation, written work, and experiential processing. It’s about getting to the truth of what happened and how it may have impacted you. It is an experience that enables you to:

  • Get an accurate history of your life
  • Understand what relational trauma is and how it affects you
  • Heal wounds and negative behavior
  • Know how to be the best version of yourself

Post Induction Therapy was developed by Pia Mellody through her work at The Meadows inpatient treatment center. Pia was a survivor of childhood trauma and developed Post Induction Therapy as she found that the traditional treatment strategies used in the 1970’s were inadequate to address and help her clients. As a result, she came up with her own strategies that assisted with her own recovery as well as her client’s recovery. These methods were found to be of great success and thus she devoted time to creating a model to teach others.

Benefits of Post Induction Therapy

When you engage in Post Induction Therapy, you can experience the following benefits:

  • A stronger sense of self
  • Better and stronger boundaries
  • The chance to grieve the loss of what you needed and deserved
  • The capacity to live more in the truth of who you are
  • The ability to be relational, connect with yourself, and share your vulnerability with others
  • The ability to self-regulate in the moments in which you feel triggered or wounded
  • The opportunity to identify wounded and adapted parts of yourself that need re-parenting
  • The capacity to live from a place of truth and power instead of reaction

Visit the website for more information - Healing Trauma Network | Promoting Growth in PIT and HOCI Therapy

ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone. Nightmares and repeated intrusive thoughts will stop.

ART is also unique in that it combines the enormous power of eye movements to allow voluntary changes in the client’s mind with well-established therapies like Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy and Guided Imagery. Within the ART protocol, the eye movements, along with other ART enhancements, make these therapies work much faster and more effectively.

One of the special aspects of ART is that when clients replace their negative images with positive ones, they don’t need to talk to the therapist about any details of the trauma. This is because ART is procedural, though creative; and the client is really in control of the process, while the ART Therapist is a helpful guide. This makes the therapy easier on the client and easier on the therapist.

Please refer to Accelerated Resolution Therapy - Treating Trauma for further information.

Inner Strength Counseling


801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive,
Suite 822,
Wayzata, MN 55391

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801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 822
Wayzata, MN 55391