Dana Butler, LMFT (she/her/they/them)

  • LMFT in MN 3212 and WI 1203
  • Services: Individual, family, specific training in MN to use DC0-5 for birth- age 5 assessments, Child Parent Psychotherapy rostered, Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, EMDR trained, ACES Interface Trainer, Both in person and telehealth (I’ve done all of the listed tasks via tele and in person).
  • Dana’s message: I am an LMFT who was diagnosed with ADHD late in life. I specialize in working with children and families, GLBTQIA++, Neurodivergent folx and trauma. While I am an expert in mental health YOU are the expert in yourself, your family and your child. We work as a true team bringing our gifts together to create change, advocate to ensure needs are met in and out of therapy, and to bring about healing. When I am not working as a therapist I am laughing with my family which includes a late in life diagnose Autistic and ADHD husband, Autistic and ADHD son, and Twice Exceptional daughter. I am also active in our local communities advocating for equity, support, acceptance and systemic change.
  • (P) 218-297-0055 (F) 218-326-7961
  • Facebook: Embrace Mental Health, LLC
Emily Valentine

Emily Valentine, LICSW (She/Her/Hers)

  • LICSW in Minnesota
  • Offering therapy to adults, teens, and dyads (Parent/child)
  • Emily’s message: Hello and welcome! I’m Emily, (She, her, hers) and I’m a queer, autistic therapist who specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, and autistic professionals. I know that finding the perfect fit in a therapist can be hard, and I’m glad you’re taking a look at my page to see if I’d work well for you. I work from a neurodiversity-affirming perspective, meaning that I’m going to focus on your strengths and use them to build you up; I believe strongly that we should work with a disability or current strengths, not against them.
  • I work with folks using reflection to help you dive deeper into who you are and the things that you’re dealing with, using the knowledge that most people are naturally able to use to heal if given the right tools. I focus on giving you tools and language to talk about your experiences, or communicate in other ways if that work better so that you have the space to process whatever it is that is important to you. I use several different experiential therapy techniques, like: sandtray, play therapy, and EMDR, meaning that therapy with me doesn’t need to be only talking. I value you as my client and as the center of my practice; this means I ask for feedback! Different tools and approaches work for different people, and if something I do doesn’t work, then I can change that. I believe that having open communication makes a great, healthy, therapeutic relationship and that relationship is at the core of your healing process.
  • What sets me apart as a therapist is that I focus on all aspects of the person; all areas of health, identity, and the environment. People don’t live in a silo, so treating them like they do doesn’t help them use their strengths to reach their goals. In my office, we’ll talk about relationships, the past, identity (and how different identities experience power and oppression), and empowerment. We’ll also do a lot of laughing– I love a great pun :)! I love to work with people who are exploring their identity. I fully encourage fidgets and stimming during sessions– whatever works for you!
  • https://affinitypsych.com/clinician/emily-valentine/
  • Direct number: 612-470-5255 – please leave a voicemail or schedule at the website address.
Danielle Aubin

Danielle Aubin, LCSW (She/Her/Hers)

  • Licensure: LCSW (CA Lic#87299), LICSW (MN Lic#31754), LCSW (AR Lic#12748-C), and Telehealth LCSW (FL Reg#TPSW2631)
  • Services: Individual Psychotherapy, Parent Coaching
  • Danielle’s message: I am the founder of Presence Perinatal which offers online psychotherapy specializing in neurodivergence-affirming therapy, Perinatal Mental Health and trauma. As an Autistic therapist raising neurodivergent children, I have lived experience with how difficult it can be to navigate the perinatal period and parenting in a neurotypical world. My approach as a therapist is person-centered, warm, and insightful. I have received specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, and Person-Centered Psychotherapy. Virtual Therapy is available for people residing in the states of California, Florida, Arkansas, and Minnesota. Insurance accepted: Please see website for information on accepted insurance.
  • Website: https://www.presenceperinatal.com
  • Info on current fees: https://www.presenceperinatal.com/faq
  • Phone: 415-706-4235
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/presenceperinatal/
  • TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@presenceperinatal
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleAubinLCSW
Melissa Stricklin

Melissa Stricklin, LPCC (any pronouns are fine)

  • I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), licensed in Minnesota.
  • Services: Individual therapy to adults via telehealth.
  • Melissa’s Message: *I have immediate openings for new clients.* I am an autistic genderfluid ADHDer who is committed to doing my own work by continuing to educate myself about intersectionality. My style has been influenced by Feminist Theory which emphasizes the ways that systemic oppression affects mental health. I promise to avoid the “Minnesota nice” approach and instead show up in a way that is honest, straightforward, and kind.
  • Types of therapy I offer: I specialize in using an anti-ableist approach to help people who are struggling with procrastination and perfectionism. I like to balance empathy with problem solving and I often use DBT and Solutions Focused techniques. I also offer EMDR via telehealth!
  • Website: www.NewCanvasMentalHealth.com
  • Call/Text: 651-401-7745
  • Email: Melissa@NewCanvasMH.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewCanvasMentalHealth
  • Instagram: @NewCanvasMentalHealth
  • Book a free 20 minute consultation to see if I’m a good fit for your needs by using this link: www.NewCanvasMentalHealth.com/contact
Tessa Gittleman

Tessa Gittleman, LMFT (she/her/hers)

  • Licensure: MN, LMFT (3573); AAMFT Approved Supervisor (National), MN LPCC/LMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Services: Individual, Relational, Family Therapy, both in-person and via Telehealth
  • Tessa’s message: I decided to become a therapist because I was so disappointed in the therapy I had received. Providers explained away things that shouldn’t have been, and I wasn’t viewed holistically. I felt overlooked, ignored, and hopeless. I work hard to ensure my clients never experience that. I accomplish this goal through a transparent, funny, collaborative, and experiential approach. My orientation borrows from Motivational Interviewing, Somatic-Experiential, and IFS. From there, I successfully get clients “unstuck” by challenging them in new, surprising, and unconventional ways. I intentionally push people 20% past where they are comfortable (because that’s where the growth happens!) and ensure they have the skills to navigate, manage, and address discomfort long-term.
  • I specialize in OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder), Generalized Anxiety, Intercultural Relationships, and High Achievers.
  • Location: 6100 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422
    Phone: 612-440-8377
    Fax: 612-440-2187
    Website: www.tessagittleman.com
    Instagram: @tessagittlemanlmft
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessa-gittleman-2576621a2/
Augustin Kendall

Augustin Kendall (he/him/his)

  • Licensure: pre-licensed in MA, Minnesota, USA (Supervised by Alex Iantaffi, MN 2061)
  • Services: Individual, groups, teletherapy, private pay
  • Augustin’s message: Clients come to therapy with pain, uncertainty, and big questions. I take a relational, existential, liberationist, and somatic approach to co-creating a relationship that can hold you as you explore yourself fully, learn to be vulnerable, heal your trauma, and develop more fulfilling and meaningful relationships. I work with men, queer and trans folks, and chronically ill/disabled folks on emotional literacy, developing insight and self-compassion, integrating parts of self, and finding empowerment in living your story. I’m well versed in kink, polyamory, and other atypical relationship structures. I know you can find your way to a life of radical authenticity and joy.
  • Email: augustin@augustinkendalltherapy.com
  • Phone: (612) 367-6967
  • Website: augustinkendalltherapy.com
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/augustin.existentialtherapist/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Augustin-Kendall-Minneapolis-Therapist/100063746791220/
Michael Nutt

Michael Nutt, PsyD (He/Him)

  • Licensed Psychologist in California and Minnesota
  • Services: Neurodiversity-affirming therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; Diagnostic Evaluations/Assessment for Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, mood disorders, etc with focus on both children and adults. Michael is especially interested in assessing and supporting high masking individuals.
  • Michael’s Message: Using a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and neurodiversity-affirming affirming approach, I aim to provide quality mental health and evaluation services to children, adolescents, adults and families from racial and ethnic minorities and communities impacted by social and economic marginalization. Private pay with flexible payment plan and sliding scale options available.
  • Website: www.neuronandrosepsychology.com
  • IG: @neuronandrosepsych
  • Email: drnutt@neuronandrosepsychology.com
Jessica Hogan

Jessica Hogan, PsyD (she/her)

  • Licensed Psychologist in California and Minnesota
  • Services: Diagnostic Evaluations/Assessment for Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, mood disorders, etc.
  • Jessica’s message: Our team is passionate about providing neurodiversity-affirming evaluations for all ages, which are conducted remotely via telehealth. We specialize in autism evaluations for women and high-masking individuals. We are private pay and provide flexible payment plan and sliding scale options.
  • Website: www.neuronandrosepsychology.com
  • IG: @neuronandrosepsych
  • Email: drhogan@neuronandrosepsychology.com
Anna Trout

Anna Trout, MA, LMFT (she/her)

  • License: MA LMFT out of Minnesota
  • Services: I offer individual, family and couple’s counseling with virtual options and in-person options out of my office in Maple Grove.
  • Anna’s message: I am an #actuallyautistic mental health professional working at Ellie Mental Health Maple Grove. I’ve provided individual, group, couple’s and family therapy to autistic folks of all ages. Since being at Ellie I have provided professional trainings to other mental health providers to continue to combat the stigma and educate the masses. You will find that I am a kind, quirky and direct therapist with a personal and professional interest in neurodivergence.
  • Email: annat@elliementalhealth.com
  • Phone: (952-288-9784)
  • Website: https://elliementalhealth.com/team-members/anna-trout/