Annika Bartos, MA, LMFT

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Minnesota and moved to the south Minneapolis/St. Paul area in 2003. I am married with 2 kiddos, a daughter and son. Some of my interests include gardening, cooking, traveling, camping, decorating, music, yoga, movie nights at home, working out and training for marathons and triathlons. I have a strong Christian faith that guides me and fills me with hope for others. Before I became a therapist, I worked corporate jobs in IT and finance, was a teacher, youth camp counselor, ministry employee, and missionary in Australia. All my varied life experiences have shaped who I am and help me to better connect with others. I used to ask the question “why do I have to go through this hurt and struggle?” but have discovered that those difficult times have made me stronger, increased my confidence, and are now used to relate to others.

Education & Experience

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2014 MN Marriage & Family Therapy Board-Approved Supervisor, 2022 Masters of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University, 2012 Certified in DBT, 2014 Certified in EMDR and member of EMDRIA, 2015 Certified Administrator: Prepare/Enrich Couples Assessment, 2012 Trained in Perinatal Mental Health, 2021

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA member AAMFT member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Health Partners, Medica, UHC, UMR