Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Rita is a Clinical Practicum Student Therapist who provides office-based therapy primarily for adolescents and adults at Relate in Minnetonka. She is completing a Post Master’s Degree Certification in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will pursue an LPCC/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor credential. In her previous career, Rita worked 20+ years full-time in the corporate business world while also working in retail sales part-time. This allows her to bring a unique perspective regarding various workplace issues. She identifies as an African American/Black, heterosexual, Christian female. She is governed by Biblical principles and willing to integrate them into counseling sessions IF a client desires to. She is open to seeing clients of any or no religious faith affiliation. Rita seeks to build therapeutic relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and authenticity to support a person’s healing, overall well-being, and ability to reach their goals and live a satisfying life.

Therapeutic Modalities: Adlerian Individual Psychology, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy

Specialties: Black and Indigenous People of Color, women 40+, women 18-39, adolescent girls 13-17, depression, changing careers, workplace trauma, religious trauma.

Certification/Training: Career Counseling, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace

February 1st, 2024

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Minnetonka Office

Kate offers individual therapy for clients of all ages. She utilizes a primarily cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approach to support clients in identifying their needs, and adaptive ways they can move forward. Kate has worked in a variety of settings with individuals with substance use disorder, major life transitions, and many other presenting concerns. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and baking anything chocolate!

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, Person-Centered, and Strengths-based

Specialties: Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, and problematic substance use

 

January 31st, 2024

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Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Samantha provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. She applies various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution-focus, play therapy and psychodynamic interventions. Samantha prioritizes making a safe, trauma-informed, and culturally aware environment. She enjoys the collaboration between her and the individual that helps lead to personal growth, healing, and achievement of goals. Outside of Relate, Samantha likes to attend basketball games or comedy shows, try new foods, and play games with family and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, psychodynamic, play therapy, trauma and crisis, solution focus, mindfulness.

Specialties: Children to adults

 

January 31st, 2024

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Office-based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Charlie offers in-person and virtual outpatient services for adolescents and adults. His goal for clients is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable and welcome to open up about any and all struggles they may be experiencing. His focus is on clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related symptoms. To do this, he implements aspects, skills, and resources from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), spiritual integration, and mindfulness. He approaches therapy through a person-centered lens with the understanding that clients are the experts of their own life. In his free time he enjoys playing games (video, board, and card) and reading.

Therapeutic Modalities:  CBT, DBT, CPT, ERP, and ACT

Certifications/Trainings: CPT

January 2nd, 2024

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Office-based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Sarah offers office-based therapy in Minnetonka and virtually for children ages 6+, adolescents, adults, and families. She identifies as a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman. Sarah has worked with co-occurring disorders in outpatient and family residential treatment settings and in day treatment. Sarah has experience facilitating grief and loss, perinatal/postnatal, and attachment-based mental health groups. Sarah’s approach with clients is relational, collaborative and strengths-based. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, drawing, exercising, and watching British media.

Therapeutic Modalities: Narrative, CBT, DBT, Play therapy, Family systems therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Solution-Focused

Specialties:Adults, Children 6+, Families, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma-lens, Dyadic therapy, Trauma-attachment, Perinatal/Postnatal

Certifications/Trainings: Circle of Security

December 4th, 2023

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School Services Therapist

Hopkins School District

Jim offers school-based therapy to adolescents in the middle school setting. He has 2 years of experience working as a therapist in an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and served as a director for the clinic in addition to serving clients. Jim is working towards full licensure as an LICSW and is passionate about working with adolescents and their families. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family, and friends. Outside of work he enjoys kayaking, biking, trying new restaurants, going to museums or the theater, and live music.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, DBT, Strength’s Based, Person Centered, and Mindfulness.

Specialties: Addiction, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+, ADHD, and Autism

November 10th, 2023

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