My name is Jane Gallagher, founder of A Peaceful Place since 2010. I started out with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University. I learned that I found fulfillment in immersing myself in working with people and continuing my education in holistic health and in clinical therapy. I received Therapeutic Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and NLP certifications from The Meta Institute in 2010. Time went by and I trained to be a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) and Problem Gambling Counselor with certifications from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2017 and 2018. I have been working with addictions for the past four years now, still continuing to grow as a clinician. I found that the best way to continue to learn and grow is to teach, and I take pride in being a LADC supervisor and Treatment Director that enjoys training new clinicians and refining systems within a clinic. In March of 2022, I completed a Master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School. In my clinical mental health internship, I learned family therapy, couples therapy, and working with children and adolescents with mental health concerns. My passion in becoming thoroughly trained is to be able to meet you where you are at in your life situation and to be able to gracefully receive your message, emotion, situation, and surrounding system, then use the appropriate therapies to meet your needs.
About the work
I am convinced that healing does not have to be a painful drudging up of the past to relive over and over and that people need to cry for days on end for emotional release. I’ve been in a wide variety of situations and needed healing for myself and stumbled upon a healing path after having experience with what worked for me and what didn’t work for me. There might be a place and a time for intensive emotional processing in everyone’s lives but I think therapy, in general, has gotten too much of an overall theme of a miserable experience and I don’t think it always needs to be that way. Sure, we need that sometimes but definitely not all the time and not every time we go to a therapeutic session. There are many types of therapy and processing change.
The point is to have a safe space to process, change, grow, do whatever you need to do, and work to become whatever you may wish to become.
I am dedicated to making a safe, confidential space for you to do what you need to do as I facilitate appropriate therapeutic techniques. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with clients and I am passionate about the work. It is an honor to work with every client, every time. Thank you for your interest and please call me with any questions you might have.