Kristin Rodreick Wilson, MSW, LICSW
How many times I've wished that I could wave a magic wand to help someone feel better, or figure out the answer to a tough situation. But, I have yet to discover magic… so clients have to be willing to do a bit of work with me. That said, I’ve heard from many clients that my style and approach creates a safe and relaxed space, in which sorting through their struggles can feel less like work and perhaps a bit more like a… curious adventure. I’m pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation or to make space for the healing aspects of laughter to enter into sessions. I like to think outside the box, so am often working with clients on shifting perspectives in order to find an alternative approach to an issue. I am also pretty talkative for a therapist, so if you’re looking for someone who just murmurs “mmm hmm” throughout the session, I may not be the right therapist for you. :) Much of my work has taken place in a hospital ER, and all those years of working with people in crisis has taught me that there is always more to a situation… emotion… person… than meets the eye. It has also left me feeling quite comfortable in talking with clients about…. Anything. I don’t typically approach sessions in a regimented way (though I can if needed ;), instead tending toward an eclectic and flexible approach by drawing upon a variety of therapeutic principles and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Mindfulness, Solutions Based and EMDR. I also offer the option of going for a WALK during therapy if you are so inclined! Just as every person is unique, I believe the approach to their therapy should be as well, and I always welcome any input or questions.
Education & Experience
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1991 from St Olaf College and returned in 1994 to earn my Bachelor of Social Work degree. Completion of my Masters Degree in Social Work took place in the spring of 2000 at The University of Minnesota. I received my graduate level of licensure in 2000 and have been licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker by the MN Board of Social Work since 2006. I recently completed training in EMDR a couple of years ago and have truly enjoyed this addition to my practice. I've worked for over 25 years in a hospital setting, most of that time spent in the ER. About 8 years ago I opened my private practice and have really enjoyed the variety of some days working in the fast pace of the ER and other days having the time to really spend with my clients in private practice.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Family Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Mood Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident