Rachel Ans, MPS, LADC, LPCC

Uptown counseling and therapy

I believe when given a safe and supportive place to explore our experiences and ourselves, we have the ability to gain awareness of our potential.

As a therapist, I strive to encourage autonomy, advocacy and personal growth within the individuals that I have the opportunity to work with.

 I obtained my license as a drug and alcohol counselor in 2012, and have experience working in a variety of substance use treatment settings. I obtained my Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2015, which allows me to work with individuals who struggle with both mental health concerns and/or substance use concerns.

I am passionate in working with individuals to address PTSD symptoms, traumatic experiences, concerns with substance use, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-kindness. I will also work with you in regard to coming out and gender identity concerns; I am poly friendly and enjoy working within the LGBTQIA+ communities.

 I primarily work with adults. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and operate from an Existential/Humanistic therapeutic approach, to provide an environment conducive to progress toward your goals in therapy. I have certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and am also EMDR trained, these modalities primarily serve to address trauma.

  • Education

      • Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota

  • Clinical Experience

    • Boynton Health at the University of Minnesota
    • NuWay Counseling Center
    • DBT and EMDR specialists
    • Resource/ RRC
    • House of Charity

  • Specialties & Issues

    • – Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • – Anger
    • – Communication
    • – Depression
    • – Grief
    • – Life Transitions 
    • – Sexual Abuse
    • – Self-Esteem
    • – Trauma

  • In-Network with

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

  • Resources

Contact US

2000 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

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