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 in CA #87299 and LICSW in MN #31754
  • Services: Individual Psychotherapy, Parent Coaching
  • Danielle’s message: I am the founder of Presence Perinatal which offers online psychotherapy specializing in neurodivergent maternal 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. Therapy is available for people residing in the states of California and Minnesota. Insurance accepted: We are In-Network with Optum/UBH and Aetna at this time.
  • Website: https://www.presenceperinatal.com
  • 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)

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), licensed in Minnesota
  • Services: Individual therapy to adults via telehealth. Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy or CPT (a 12 session trauma therapy for PTSD). Letter-writing for gender affirming surgery or hormones (after only 1 session).
  • Mission Statement: *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.
  • Services: I teach coping skills and use a Solutions Focused approach to help clients find practical ways to live more satisfying lives. One of my specialties is using an anti-ableist approach to help people who are struggling with procrastination and perfectionism. I also offer Cognitive Processing Therapy or CPT (not to be confused with CBT which is quite different!) Cognitive Processing Therapy is an evidence-based trauma therapy that can greatly reduce PTSD symptoms in as little as 12 sessions. Check out my website if you want to learn more about CPT!
  • 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