Therapists in Minneapolis:
Dr. David Thompson - Minneapolis Psychologist
Dr. Thompson is a MN licensed psychologist who has been working with people - providing therapy, family counseling and psychological assessments - for 16 years. His practice settings have included:
- Private and public mental health clinics
- Substance abuse rehab center
- In-school counseling clinic
- In-home therapy agency
- Hospital in-patient psych ward
- San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room
In addition to clinical work, Dr. Thompson is an adjunct professor in Argosy University's doctoral psychology program and also teaches and leads groups at Chiron. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His training there consisted of a wide range of psychological research in addition to clinical work with client populations diverse in age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and presenting complaint.
Dr. Thompson was born and raised in Minneapolis, but has lived on both coasts, in the mountains of Colorado, and even in Mexico. After 12 years away from MN spent in studies and professional training, he has returned home permanently to practice psychology, continue his research, write, and teach.
Dana Elkun, MA, MFA, LPCC - Psychotherapist
Coming to therapy is one way to attune to yourself and to move toward wellness. Dana uses an integrative approach informed by psychodynamic, existential, and mindfulness traditions. She looks to literature, the body, dreams, family stories or any other source of insight that a client brings to therapy. Dana is also trained in Brainspotting, a brain-body approach informed by EMDR that offers a deep, non-analytical way of healing from traumatic experiences.
Dana works with individual clients on anxiety, depression, trauma, and a range of life transitions, including sexuality and sexual identity, life mission, relationships, pregnancy, parenting, and loss. She also enjoys working with couples or any constellation of family members. Dana’s professional background includes her work as a writer and writing teacher. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and holds Master's degrees in Counseling Psychology and Creative Writing
Dan Ronken, MA, LADC, LPCC - Psychotherapist
Dan works with clients mostly online via video conferencing and/or phone out of his Boulder, CO office. This works well for people who may have difficulty attending in-person sessions. Dan travels back to Minneapolis periodically so there are opportunities to meet with him face-to-face if so desired.
Dan specializes in helping people with a holistic approach to mental well-being. Everyone brings a story that is unique to them. By working collaboratively with Dan in the four dimensions of the human experience (physical, emotional, mental, and meaningful), you can increase awareness and live your best life as defined by you. As part of his psychotherapy practice, Dan has a special interest in addiction recovery. He defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
For more info on Dan, his approach, and working with him remotely click here.
Caileigh Peters, MA, LADC - Psychotherapist
We don’t always choose what happens to us but we do have a choice in how we respond to what happens. Caileigh believes the key to effective therapy is the relationship built with her clients. Recognizing that the decision to ask for help is not easy, she offers a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment to foster healing. She invites her clients to work collaboratively with her to explore the experiences that have guided their lives, which can cause distress and sometimes make life unbearable. Caileigh works with a breadth of issues, including co-occurring addiction and mental health issues, and tailors evidence-based treatments to fit the individual needs of each client. She incorporates all aspects of a person’s being - emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and cultural - using an integrated approach to therapy that draws from relational, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and person-centered theories.
Caileigh received her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology. She completed her Master of Addiction Studies at Hazelden Betty Ford’s Graduate School of Addiction Studies and has been working as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 2012. Caileigh is currently working towards her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, crisis management, case management, and outreach services to individuals from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
Her passions include being active and outdoors, family, reading, and helping others. She provides therapy under the licensed supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Rachel Herr - Psychotherapist
Rachel believes in a holistic approach to health and healing. Through an integration of several theories and ideologies, Rachel works with individuals, couples and families, specializing in relational therapy. The person we are today, has much to do with the relationships we've had throughout the course of our lives. Each person has a unique story to tell, and that story is a critical component of who we continue to become. Rachel's goal is to create a safe space, with the right conditions for change, where each client or relationship is able to increase awareness and find a lasting impact. There can be many underlying causes of mental, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Through the relationships built, ultimately, Rachel hopes you will be able to increase life satisfaction and feel more success within your life holistically.
Rachel is working towards licensure as an LPCC through the Counseling & Psychological Services program from St. Mary's University of Minnesota and is working under the supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Galen David, GCFP, LPCC - Psychotherapist, Mind-Body Practitioner
Galen sees people of all ages, as well as couples. He works with a breadth of issues, and believes that regardless of whether people have become lost in the stress and pain of their lives, feel stuck or ill at ease in their bodies, or are have become overburdened spiritually, growth and change are always possible. Whether addressing mental, physical, or spiritual concerns, Galen believes health can be cultivated by attending to and refining embodied perspective. This fully somatic sense of agency requires commitment to a learning process that unfolds over time, however relief from distress is often more within reach than we first believe.
Galen's experience stretches the gamut of mind-body-soul-spirit. He earned his MFA in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is a longtime student of the Japanese art of Aikido, currently teaching at the Twin Cities Aikido Center in St Paul. He is a Guild Certified Feldenkrias Practitioner (a mind-body healing art), holds a master's degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and is licensed in MN as a Clinical Counselor.
For more info on Galen's unique expertise in a mind-body approach to psychological health, click here.
Renata Tinoco-Stephens - Psychoanalyst
Renata believes that each individual frames their life from their experiences, and such experiences can cause distress, sometimes making life unbearable. She invites her clients in the direction of the unconscious mental process to create healing and promote change. With wholeheartedness and non-judgmental support, Renata offers a deep journey in search for keys to unveil the answers that lie within, to find insight, and ways to deal with the underlying causes of emotional and psychological symptoms. She supposes that it is through telling one's unique story that one can re-write it.
Renata works with clients of all ages, with symptoms related, but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, and sexuality. Renata's fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish has given her a wide range of experience working with culturally diverse individuals.
Renata's professional experience includes language and literature teaching. She has worked as a translator and interpreter, as well as an international travel liaison.
Renata continues her psychoanalytical education with the Brazilian School of Psychoanalysis and the IPLA - Institute of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary's University, and is currently working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Ryan Peterson, MA - Psychotherapist
Ryan supports people in accessing their own unique and personal power as they navigate their growth, healing, and integration. His style is a dynamic inquiry through which you are invited to explore your own true insights, wisdom, and willingness that it takes to live authentically, with all the parts. He helps you find your workable edges so that your efforts are realized. Many people have an intuition of when it’s time to make changes, but are uncertain about where to begin. By listening deeply, and by holding a compassionate, non-judgmental space, Ryan helps you create the right conditions for change.
Ryan practices Authentic Relating, which is a set of techniques that support direct, honest, and compassionate communication. It helps expand emotional literacy, self-awareness, and empathy with the intention to create more rich and meaningful connection to self and others. He also has previous experience as an addiction counselor as well as facilitating men's work in exploring healthy masculinity. He earned his Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary's University and is working towards LPCC licensure under the licensed supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Catherine Rye, MA - Psychotherapist
Catherine believes when working with people you must look at all aspects of their being, the mental, biological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural to address issues being experienced. Our work as therapists is to work as guides, along with the client, to explore deeper issues that are manifesting in their lives. Catherine seeks to find an integrative approach with each client that best fits their needs. Providing a safe and empathetic environment, informed by mindfulness, biofeedback, and other therapeutic theories and methods. Catherine works to empower and develop skills that provide positive change in client’s lives.
Catherine works with individuals, couples, and adolescents who are experiencing a wide variety of mental, emotional, and spiritual issues with particular focus on those who are experiencing the transition into parenthood. Catherine has a certificate from Postpartum Support International, which focuses on work with women experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression as well as couples as they navigate the change in their relationship from partners to parents during this stressful time.
Catherine is working towards licensure as an LPCC through the Counseling and Psychological Services Program at St. Mary's University of Minnesota and is working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Kendelle Perkins - Psychotherapist
Kendelle has 4 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in the mental health field. Kendelle’s approach is to work with individuals on finding the best therapeutic approach for them. Kendelle works with clients on anxiety, depression, trauma, violence related trauma, relationships, goal setting and much more. Kendelle’s approach is to empower individuals and help them feel more positive in their overall lives. Additionally, Kendelle integrates various meditation or breathing techniques into the session to promote a mindful lifestyle. Kendelle also has experience with ethnic/cultural diversity and has traveled to Bolivia to educate various health care professionals on mental
Cody Oaks, MA, LPCC
Cody believes deep, personal insight and courageous self-exploration to be essential for psychological well-being. In therapy, he works out of an integrated existential approach to guide the journey towards increased wholeness, self-acceptance, and vitality. Cody works out of a collaborative, relationship-oriented stance which views the person not as a bundle of symptoms "to treat", but more as a "fellow traveler" in attempting to reckon with the deep joy and excruciating pain which comes along with being human. Cody has clinical expertise in dealing with anxiety, depression, spiritual/meaning crises, adjustment-to-change issues, and grief; and with individuals who wish to deepen in self-knowledge and personal authenticity.
Prior to clinical work in psychotherapy, Cody studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated from Luther Seminary with an M.A. in Systematic Theology, providing him with an unique ability and background to address spiritual/philosophical/existential concerns in a clinical setting marked with curiosity and openness. In addition to his work as a clinician, Cody is active in presenting, teaching, and publishing on issues in existential psychology with a specific focus on the work of Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. As a Teaching Clinician at Integral Psychotherapy, Cody also provides educational training for our student clinicians. Cody earned his clinical master's in Counseling & Psychological Services from St. Mary's University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Kurt Pope, M.A. - Psychotherapist
Kurt creates a collaborative and optimistic environment for his clients so they may achieve therapeutic goals. As experts of their own experience, clients increase awareness of their purposeful behavior, create a realistic life vision, and take steps toward becoming who they want to be in a meaningful fashion. By integrating Adlerian, Jungian, and other orientations, Kurt promotes a balanced life of community, love, work, and spirituality.
Kurt was born in Minnesota and has also spent time living in Las Vegas and France. His personal interests include Bikram yoga, visual arts, dream work, and hiking. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School and working toward LPCC licensure under the supervision of Dr. Thompson.
Dr. Oliver Ross - Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Ross works with adults, adolescents, and couples from an integrated approach to therapy that emphasizes the development of a supportive and collaborative relationship. He draws on several techniques when working with clients to increase awareness of painful emotional patterns, and uses creativity in helping clients to discover behaviors that help with getting unstuck and moving toward wellness. His areas of clinical specialty include, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, addictive behaviors, relationships, trauma, shame, and mindfulness. He has worked in a variety of settings, including:
- Crisis counseling center
- Substance abuse rehab centers
- Veteran’s residential rehab center
- In-home brain-injury rehabilitation
- University Counseling Service
Dr. Ross earned his doctorate in psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota. More info about Dr. Ross is available here.
Karen Ilvedson, M.A. - Psychotherapist
Karen brings a holistic and integrative approach to therapy that draws on her background in depth and transpersonal psychology as well as esoteric and alternative spiritual traditions. Karen holds an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Philosophical Research. She is a member of the Minnesota Jung Association and a three-year participant in the Minnesota Seminar for Jungian studies. Her interests include transpersonal psychology, depth psychology, Jungian analysis, Alchemy, Hermetic philosophy and spiritual emergencies. Karen is working towards licensure as an LPCC through Adler Graduate School under the licensed supervision of Dr. Thompson.