Office-Based Practicum Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Holly offers outpatient therapy for adolescents and adults. Holly is currently working on completing her master’s in social work with a Clinical Mental Health specialization from the University of Minnesota. Holly recognizes starting therapy can be intimidating so she aims to create a safe, relaxing, and encouraging space for clients. Her approach to therapy is relational, strengths-based, and collaborative. Outside of work you can find her trying new restaurants, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying MN United Soccer games.

October 18th, 2022

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Office-Based Practicum Therapist
Minnetonka

Stefanie offers office-based and telehealth services to adolescents, adults, and couples. She brings to her work the cultural sensitivity that she developed by growing up in a military family, studying abroad, and traveling with friends. At the age of seventeen, Stefanie sustained a traumatic injury and learned the values of authenticity and creativity. Her academic and professional gains were achieved through embracing challenges, accepting limitations, and enjoying the ride. As a therapist, Stefanie would like to provide collaborative, strengths-based services that help clients uncover their own abilities to navigate their personal challenges. In her free time, she enjoys reading, discovering great restaurants, concerts, playing with her dogs and a really good dramedy.

Therapeutic modalities: psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, interpersonal
Specialties: grief/loss, ambiguous loss, life transitions
Certifications/Trainings: palliative care

October 13th, 2022

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School-Based Doctoral Practicum Therapist
St. Louis Park School District

Abby provides psychotherapy to children and families in the school-based setting. Abby identifies as a White, neurodivergent, cisgender female. She is working on completing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is currently being supervised by a Licensed Psychologist while at Relate. Abby’s holistic therapeutic approach is informed by various theoretical perspectives that help her be flexible and creative in adapting to the specific needs of each client. Her warm style facilitates a safe and collaborative space for authentic exploration in what it means to be human and foster healing in this life. Abby considers it an honor to walk alongside a client, with all our pasts, present, relationships, environments, and systems we operate within, to nurture our overall well-being. Outside of work, Abby enjoys being in nature, daydreaming, practicing yoga, traveling, eating new foods, and spending time with animals or creating art.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, developmental, attachment, psychodynamic, mindfulness, trauma -informed, play therapy

Certifications/Trainings: Registered Behavior Technician, Certified Prevention Interventionist

October 6th, 2022

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School Services Practicum Therapist
Hopkins Public Schools

Saido offers school-based therapy for adolescents and families. Saido believes in a relational, creative, trauma informed, strengths based, and culturally responsive approach to providing care. She understands that our pasts, relationships, environments, and the systems we operate within matter and impact our growth and well-being. Saido’s goal is to provide a welcoming, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for exploration and healing through prioritizing the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Outside of work, Saido enjoys trying new food and outdoor activities.

Therapeutic Modalities: Narrative, attachment, family system, mindfulness and art therapy

October 6th, 2022

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Office-Based Practicum Therapist
Minnetonka

Evon provides office-based therapy for adolescents and adults and looks forward to working with couples and families in the future. Evon identifies as bi-cultural West African- American, straight and female. As a second career professional, Evon believes in a relational, strength-based approach to assist clients through challenging life transitions. Understanding that our environments and upbringings impact our life journeys, she also utilizes a culturally responsive approach. Evon’s goal is to provide a collaborative, nurturing, and compassionate space that allows clients to explore and become the best versions of themselves. Outside of Relate, Evon enjoys traveling, fitness through a variety of sports and activities, trying out new restaurants, photography, and spending time with and hosting family and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: self-compassion, emotion-focused, person centered, acceptance, cognitive-behavioral therapy.

October 4th, 2022

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School-Based Practicum

Lizzy is a school-based practicum student. Lizzy has an undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Family Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Saint Olaf College. She is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Lizzy has experience working with children and their families in various settings including schools, inpatient hospitals and outpatient mental health centers. In her free time, she enjoys being on the lake with her family, spending time on the farm with her animals and going on long walks with her dog, Rue.

Therapeutic Modalities: Play Therapy, Strengths Based Perspective, Family Systems Therapy

Specialties: Children, Adolescence, Families

September 28th, 2022

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