Dorothee Ischler has been a psychologist and marriage and family therapist for over 30 years. She studied clinical psychology for 6 years and received a degree of “Diplomate in Psychology” from the University of Bochum, Germany. She came to the United States in the winter of 1984 to study Marriage and Family Therapy
at the University of Minnesota, Family Social Science Department. She received her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) from Argosy University / Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Ischler has been with the Center for Human Resources since the fall of 1986. She works with clients who suffer from mood disorders (anxiety and depression), eating disorders, addiction, trauma (PTSD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her clients are adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is a facilitator of many groups, including groups of international clients and refugees. She conducts therapy in Polish, German, and Russian. Dr. Ischler has a special interest in incorporating the connection between mind, body and spirit in her therapeutic work. This is accomplished by combining Eastern Wisdom, mindfulness training, and modern neuroscience. Her resiliency training is based on the research of Dr. Emmons, a local psychiatrist and author. Her approach to therapy is eclectic. She incorporates elements of behavioral cognitive therapy, psychodynamic and humanistic methods, systems therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Ischler is a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She provides Christian counseling upon request. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, reading, and listening to Minnesota Public Radio. She likes the outdoors, walking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Dr. Ischler is a global citizen and travels around the world.