Dr. Searle is a licensed psychologist and certified Employee Assistance Professional. She uses a collaborative, client-centered approach to therapy incorporating a variety of techniques based on client needs. These include Cognitive/Behavioral; Solution-Focused; and Interpersonal and Systems Therapy techniques. The techniques are employed to treat anxiety and depression, stress management, parenting issues, existential issues, mindfulness and life transition issues.
In her approach to counseling Dr. Searle focuses on meeting people where they are at in their life and building upon their strengths. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages addressing issues as they occur throughout the life span.
Education & Professional Activities
Dr. Searle holds a bachelor’s degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and is certified in the area of early childhood education. Dr. Searle received her master’s degree in clinical psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the MN School of Professional Psychology with her doctoral dissertation focused on reconciliation.
Prior to joining Natalis, Dr. Searle worked at Ceridian LifeWorks in their Employee Assistance Program for the past ten years in various roles such as a counselor, clinical supervisor and manager. In her work she provided nationwide employee assistance to employees of client companies regarding cultural issues, work issues, parenting, marital issues, eldercare, substance abuse, grief, loss and crisis issues. Her internship was done at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire’s Counseling Service and practicum work was completed at Eden Prairie Psychological Resources and in the Minneapolis Public Schools.