Balanced Within, LLC

Mental Health Therapy

"It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there was no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole."
-Rupi Kaur

Welcome! Balanced Within is therapy in a safe, nurturing, affirming space for self discovery, exploration and growth. I'm dedicated to helping you navigate challenges, foster self-awareness and consistently support you alongside your very unique journey.

Hello! I'm Shana Boger, MS, LMFT, CADC

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I am experienced in trauma-informed care and an EMDR trained therapist. Working with individuals, couples, as well as  some focused family work, such as meeting with teens and their parents, or with families working toward building and repairing relationships impacted through the course of active addiction. I find pride in being genuine and showing up as a human first in the therapy room. I also enjoy working with those struggling with many different life transitions. Working alongside my clients to support them in moving toward healthy relationships and fulfilling lives through a strengths-based approach. My most fulfilling moments as a therapist are when I laugh with a client or share in their joy of a positive moment or success in their therapy journey. I have completed my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella University in 2019. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies from the University of South Dakota, which I completed in 2015. I am a clinical fellow of the AAMFT and a member of Delta Kappa, the International Marriage & Family Therapy Honor Society. When I’m not at the office, I love traveling, crafting, baking/cooking, and spending quality time with family, friends, and my 10 year old dog, Roxie. I thrive in the adventure of life and constantly trying new things. I’ve recently completed a 30 by 30 bucket list and am looking forward to diving into my 40 by 40 list!

Do any of these resonate with you or someone you love?

Substance Abuse/Addiction

Recovery/Family Recovery


Grief and Loss

Emotional Intensity


Mood Disorders

Life Transitions


Sexuality/Gender Identity

Throughout your therapy journey, I work to assess your clinical need and mold my approach to one best suited for your growth and fulfillment of your goals. Therapy models most used in my practice include DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Client Focus

Families (Teenagers and Parents & Family Group Recovery)

Individuals & Couples


Ages 16 & Up

Other Mental Health Professionals


At Balanced Within, your mental well-being is top priority, and part of that commitment is ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for clients.

Verifying your insurance plan benefits prior to scheduling an appointment is an important step to beginning the therapy process. This essential step allows you to have a clear understanding of your coverage, co-payments, and potential out-of-pocket fees, making your therapeutic journey more transparent and financially manageable. 

Each client has a right to a Good Faith Estimate under the No Surprises Act. 

Please remember that being responsible for your bill and ensuring your copay is paid at the time of service, not only helps maintain the integrity of our therapeutic relationship, but, also supports the sustainability of the practice at Balanced Within. Your commitment to this partnership is greatly appreciated.

Are you not sure what to ask your insurance regarding mental health therapy benefits? The following information should be gathered:

  1. If your insurance plan covers therapy sessions with me. If you have a co-payment or co-insurance, and what that amount/percentage is.
  2. If your insurance plan has a deductible that includes mental health appointments. (A deductible is the amount you will pay out of pocket before insurance pays all or part of your appointment costs.)
  3. If your insurance plan has a deductible that includes mental health appointments. (A deductible is the amount you will pay out of pocket before insurance pays all or part of your appointment costs.)
  4. If your plan will cover telehealth sessions.
  • Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans
  • Optum/United Healthcare Plans
  • Aetna Plans
  • Insurance
  • Cash
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Self-Pay

Length of your therapy sessions will depend on my availability, your clinical need, and in some cases, insurance benefits. Typical length of sessions will be 45-60 minutes. We will discuss this in more detail at your initial intake appointment.

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