I bring humor, warmth, sincerity, and a calm presence to therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is safe and free of judgment so that you are better able to work through difficult and vulnerable life challenges. I believe that the therapist and client are two equals in a room with one common goal: to help improve your life in whatever way that might be.

I have a passion for working with the LGBTQ+ population as well as those from various cultural or marginalized backgrounds. As a biracial and LGBTQ therapist, I am able to provide a unique and empathetic perspective for those working through specific challenges that folks from those populations might face. I also work with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty with life transitions, women's issues, and relational problems. My approach to therapy is holistic, and I utilize mindfulness strategies, self compassion practice, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and strengths-based and person-centered perspectives.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking new recipes, going for walks with my wife and my dogs, running, doing puzzles, and re-watching The Office for the 18th time.

Finding the right therapist for you can be a really tough process. I look forward to getting to know you more and figuring out if we are a good fit.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

 

Education:

M.S.W. University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University

B.A. St. Olaf College

 

Insurance and Payment:

Accepting private pay, as well as Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred 1, Medica, MA, United Health Care, Ucare

 

Schedule an appointment:

Give me a call to see if we are a right fit and I can help. I look forward to getting to know you!

Phone: 952-955-7299

Fax:  952-955-7535

johanna@minnetonkacounseling.com

 

 

“Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness.”  - Kristin Neff