peace of mind. peaceful life. 

Cody Granda

Thought challenger, Compassion giver, Esteem builder, Barrier breaker, Emotion expert
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Areas of expertise. 

Animal-assisted therapy, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Body Image, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Grief, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Nutrition, Perfectionism, Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, Shame and Vulnerability, Suicidality, and Trauma, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Approach.

Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused, Relational Therapy. Empathetic yet direct/honest, passionate yet grounded and results- driven, motivating and determined.

 

Do you tend to think in all or nothing thinking?  Are you all in, or avoid even starting? Super happy or feel really down? Do you see this impacting your relationships or peace within yourself?  I get excited to help people restore that balance! 

 

This lack of balance can play out in many ways: chaotic relationships, work stress, lack of self esteem, poor body image, unusual eating habits, creating rules for yourself to feel like you’re staying in control.  Let’s find a way to reestablish you not having the illusion of control, but authentically feeling that you are empowered and trust in yourself to make the correct choice.

 

Although most people look for guidance or help when things are going wrong, it’s also helpful to find what is going well in your life to compliment the hard work you’ll be embarking on.  I excel at helping people find and practice gratitude, recognize their natural strengths, laugh more, find peace and increase their hope. 

 

* DBT credentials provide knowledge and experience to help manage moods swings and tolerating emotions.  TF-CBT skills teach grounding skills to help manage anxiety and trauma symptoms in order to prepare for more intense trauma therapy such as EMDR.

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.

-David Richo

Cody Granda

Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center

about.

Horse Lover, New Kitten Mommy, Concert Goer, Hiker, World Traveler

Wanderlust is real!  I developed a travel bone in college, and have since lived and traveled as much as possible.  I appreciate the active lifestyle of travel, for work or pleasure, so fully believe in online therapy as the way to embrace it while being on the go!

 

When I lived in Colorado, I learned to appreciate nature and slow down in life.  I experienced peace and tranquility and the ability to ground myself to the current moment and be present with my environment and people around me.  

 

I moved to California for graduate school, but found myself wanting to travel the world still.  I then backpacked European countries for 6 weeks and returned an inspired person ready to again insert more into life than to work.  I transferred my schooling to an online graduate program, began running a Therapeutic Horse Program for behavioral health youth in California, and took many more trips while doing so. 

 

After graduating with my Masters, I worked as the Family Therapist and Treatment Coordinator for suicidal teenagers in a residential setting, gaining expertise in treating an array of issues such as anxiety and depression, trauma and attachment, self harm and suicidal ideation, transgendered and identity conflicts, and addressing family system concerns.

 

When I became fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I began working as the Intensive Day Program lead therapist at an eating disorder center.  I conduct processing groups, psychoeducation groups, and also see individual clients as well as families in the outpatient setting.

 

I have found that Positive Psychology has been incredibly helpful throughout my professional and personal approach to life.  While I can help you problem solve really difficult and distressing issues, I also can help you in finding your strengths in order to build resiliency and empowerment over future circumstances.

Professional Background.

Cody is a Tri-State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota, Colorado, and West Virginia.  Throughout her career, she has focused on relationship issues, communication, and strengthening bonds. Ms. Granda is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also a Certified Life Coach.

 

Cody earned her master’s degree in human service, specializing in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Capella University.  She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in art at University of Wisconsin- Stout.  Her professional work spans over private and non-profit, outpatient therapeutic care, partial hospitalization and residential levels of care.  Populations served include adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Ms. Granda is passionate about enhancing family relationships with teens and their parents

 

Cody’s love for animal led her to animal therapy. She is a Certified Instructor and member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Being a PATH instructor endorses Cody’s expertise in connecting equine with healing. Cody use horses in a session safely as well as therapeutically to provide biofeedback about emotions, assertiveness, and relationships.  

 

Cody has worked in teams consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, medical professionals, and registered dieticians.  Through this teamwork, she learned about the impact of nutrition and movement on mental health, how psychotropic medications can help and hinder psychological work, and how medical concerns can interfere with client’s ability to thrive in therapeutic topics.  Because of this experience and knowledge, Cody can provide a holistic view of a client's clinical picture and need for interventions.

Licenses
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    • West Virginia

    • Colorado

    • Minnisota

Certifications
  • Professional Association of Professional Horsemanship (PATH) Certified Instructor

  • Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Expert Level Certified Life Coach