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Vessela Kouneva

Vessela Kouneva




Vessela is not accepting new clients at this time.




Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Partners
Optum (Medica, UBH, UHC)
Preferred One
Private Pay
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
United Health Care (UHC)


About Me
Hello! I know it is difficult to open up to a stranger. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am originally from Bulgaria. Coming from a different country, I know personally the challenges of being different. I bring this knowledge into therapy with me. Outside of my practice, I enjoy dancing International Folk dances and Argentine Tango. I consider dance my mindfulness practice.

I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. I came to the United States to pursue my dream of becoming a marriage and family therapist. I was able to follow that dream by attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout and receiving a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2001 and I am happy to report I continue following my dream!

Clinical Experience
My clinical experience involves working with individuals, couples, and families, struggling with: Anxiety, Binge Eating and Emotional Eating, Depression, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Parenting Challenges, Lack of Emotional Connection, Sexual Concerns, Infidelity, and Divorce.

Therapy Approaches
In my work with individuals I focus on healing trauma and attachment wounds, and use EMDR. I am also trained in and use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which utilizes mindfulness and body awareness. In my couple’s work I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an experiential approach that is effective with 90% of the couples in reducing their distress.

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