Qualifications: Mental Health Practitioner
Ethan Wise is a mental health practitioner and a mind-body therapy provider treating patients ages 16 and older. He is currently seeing patients at Life Medical’s St. Louis Park and Maplewood clinics.
Here are the top problems Ethan addresses in his work with patients:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, stress, worry, panic
- Behavioral problems
- Emotional pain
- PTSD & trauma
- Pain & chronic pain (Fibromyalgia, digestive, IBS, mystery illness, cancer, surgery pain, migraines, headaches)
- Fatigue & insomnia
- High blood pressure & all stress-related diseases
- Neurological & sensory processing problems
- Sports performance. Academic performance
- Negative habits
- Lack of confidence, self-esteem, a purpose in life, or motivation
Ethan’s approach is unique because he utilizes the following therapies including a variety of mind/body therapies:
- Client-centered therapy
- Solution-focused therapy (SFBT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Exposure therapy (desensitization)
- Directed imagery
- Relaxation therapy
- Somatoemotional release
Ethan moved to Minnesota in 2000 and completed his undergraduate studies at Mankato State in 2004. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and counseling at St. Mary’s University to further his education.
With a life-long interest in human health and an emphasis on the holistic approach to healing, Ethan has obtained various certifications and advanced training including herbalism, craniosacral therapy, and multiple hypnotherapy certifications. He successfully utilized hypnotherapy and hypnoanesthesia on himself when he suffered from a debilitating health condition and chronic pain.
Ethan achieves these therapeutic targets with his patients: pain management & relief, anxiety reduction, better sleep, habit modification, somatoemotional release, relaxation, trauma release, post traumatic growth (PTG), and self-hypnosis training.
“My passion is mind-body medicine, using the mind to help the body, and the body to help the mind,” says Ethan. “I enjoy working with individuals one-on-one to reach their goals and end their suffering.”
Recently Ethan Wise treated a 16 year old boy who was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). ODD is a serious disorder where patients show chronic aggression, frequent outbursts and a tendency to ignore requests. The boy frequently got in trouble with his parents, ran away from home multiple times, created disturbances at school and refused to work with a therapist.
When Ethan met with the boy, he found he was interested in the concept of hypnosis. The boy was so interested that he became receptive to being treated with hypnosis even though he had previously refused to participate in therapy. Ethan promoted the boy’s innate ability to build upon his own strengths. He taught him many techniques to manage his anger and help his body calm down when needed. Ultimately, due to Ethan’s efforts, the boy’s situation dramatically improved.
In his free time, Ethan enjoys foraging for medicinal plants on four acres of land that he owns north of the Twin Cities. He also enjoys hiking and meditation.