Hi, my name is Annie (she/her) and I recently completed my clinical internship at Minneapolis Nature-Based Therapy (part of the Multi-Cultural Clinical Practice (MCCP) Masters of Social Work program at Augsburg University) and joined the practice full time. I work with clients of all ages and am under the direct supervision of Kari Kleven. I am passionate about nature’s ability to provide us tools and resources to enhance our health and wellbeing. I have years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families of various backgrounds to make the outdoors more approachable. I recently worked with Three Rivers Park District and Scott County to develop and facilitate free wellness programming in the parks. Whether spending time engaging with nature is new to you, or you already consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast, I will meet you where you are on your journey.
I strive to create a safe, welcoming space where you feel free to be yourself, without fear of judgement. I recognize that you are the expert in your life, and therefore embrace a client-centered approach, creating a space where we work together on the goals that are important to you. At the end of each session, I would hope you leave our time together feeling heard, accepted, and supported. I firmly believe that we all have individual strengths and abilities and therefore use a strengths-based, empowerment approach to help build confidence and trust in your own unique skills. It would be an honor to work with you, be trusted with your story, and come along this therapeutic journey with you.
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring