Celleste Schnellbach, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” - Brené Brown
Hello, and welcome! My name is Celleste. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist and perinatal mental health specialist. I am passionate about working with people who are in the season of life where they are expanding, or working on expanding, their family. This includes pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, perinatal mental health difficulties, infertility, parenting, and relationships. I am formally trained in a number of relational, attachment-, trauma-, and emotionally-focused techniques used to heal birth trauma; provide support to new parents; improve maternal mental health; and help increase a sense of security and bonding between people with whom we are closest to in life.
During our work together you can expect curiosity, warmth, empathy, and humor with emphasis on how your personal strengths, feelings, relationships, and unique coping strategies work together to promote wellbeing. As a mama myself I’ve found that a combination of education, support, space to be human, playfulness, love, and connection are vital. Additionally I offer systemic, relational supervision for therapists in Minnesota working towards obtaining licensure within their field of study.
I have specialized training in: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International
& Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota; fertility counseling and psychoeducation consultation for intended parent(s) through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine; Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT); Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP); Circle of Security-Parenting (CoS-P); Mothers and Babies program; and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Check out the “Services” section to find out more information and learn how these approaches can benefit you.
I’m so glad you’re here. I look forward to connecting with you!