Heidi Bausch, M.A.

Sometimes life can feel like summer road construction – roadblock after roadblock, a short detour that turns into a long detour, and bumper-to-bumper traffic.  Stress within the family, with friends, at work or school, and so on can create small to overwhelming detours and roadblocks for us.  Feeling depressed or miserable, anxious or on edge, and lost in all of life’s twists, turns, or dead ends, can be frustrating and exhausting.

My work with you will begin by joining in the passenger seat and figuring out together how to navigate through all the construction and traffic of life. Whether you are an adolescent that feels unheard or misunderstood, emerging adult struggling to find yourself within this chaotic world, or adult seeking balance and consistency in daily living, I will be your partner in discovering resolution.

I realize it can feel daunting to reach out for support and begin therapy. Which is why I believe it is essential to create a space that is open to all and feels comfortable no matter what brings you to the first session.  I also believe in going at the pace you are most at ease with, while we explore whatever detours and roadblocks are important to you.  My approach is to be genuinely curious, collaborative, and encouraging to help you achieve the goals you set.

Part of my process is to ensure you feel heard, understood, accepted, and supported.  Navigating through life’s roadblocks and detours can be difficult and the route is unique to each individual. Thus, I draw from various therapy techniques to work with you on gaining insight of challenges you may be experiencing and promoting self-empowerment to overcome these obstacles.

Many of the techniques I incorporate are tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, interpersonal as well as emotion-focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with adolescents and emerging adults, as well as a variety of emotional and behavioral struggles, to include grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, impulsivity, and substance use.

If you are seeking contentment, satisfaction, grounded-ness, congruence or peace in the midst of summer road construction, let’s work together to begin a more fulfilling route.

As a doctoral level student, I work under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and am working towards my Doctorate of Psychology.

  • Education

    • Doctoral Degree (Psy.D.), Counseling Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas – In Progress
    • MA – Counseling Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas
    • BA – Psychology and Philosophy, Augsburg College (2007)

  • Clinical Experience

    • CARE Counseling- Clinical Trainee (Current)
    • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation – Mental Health Intern (2015-2016)
    • University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview – Psychiatric Associate (2014-Current)

  • Specialties & Issues

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Addiction
    • Self Esteem
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Relationship Struggles
    • Peer Relationships
    • Substance use
    • Behavioral Issues  
    • School Struggles  
    • Coping Skills
    • Anger Management 

  • In-Network with

    CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:
    • – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • – PreferredOne
    • – Health Partners
    • – Medical Assistance
    • – UCare
    • – Cigna
    • – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

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2000 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

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