Below we have a list of therapists and practitioners in the Twin Cities available to offer services to new clients. This is a list of mental health professionals, licensed by the state, who will only provide clinical care within the scope of their license, while having a “psychedelic friendly” approach with regards to clients past, ongoing and/or future use. While these providers are open minded about clients personal use outside of the clinical setting, they will not offer or recommend points of access to illegal substances. They do offer supportive therapy and/or other modalities aimed at helping to integrate and prepare for psychedelic experiences that clients may seek out at their own risk, and will work with a clients specific needs to promote wellness and improvements in quality of life. Everyone listed in this network abides by our Codes of Conduct when engaging with clients and representing the Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis.
Tamara, a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Minneapolis, has been working with individuals and couples for over 45 years. She is Professor Emerita from the St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. Her work is based on a few theoretical frameworks: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic and Family Systems, but she works mostly intuitively, drawing on her years as a therapist and her 70 years of life.
Kyle Keller, MSW, LICSW
Kyle is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist and has worked in the field of mental health for 13 years, across multiple settings, including group homes, homeless shelters, IRTS facilities, in-home/community, in jail and prison settings.
Réka Kerlin, MS, LPCC
Réka completed her education in Boston and has over 12 years of counseling, life coaching and leadership training experience. Réka ’s clinical approach is strategic and holistic, using elements of positive psychology, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, Jungian analysis, mind-body connection and elements of art therapy.
Sal Salerno, PhD, LAc
Sal Salerno is a licensed acupuncturist (NPI: 1851816128) registered by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Jake Panka, ND, MS
Jake is a naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine researcher, and co-owner at Panka Natural Health. For his patients, Jake develops individualized and evidence informed approaches to alleviate chronic disease using the safest and most effective natural treatments first. He enjoys working with patients that have struggled to with their standard care and want a new approach or a second opinion. His training as a primary care physician enables him to integrate easily with your current care providers.
Shireen Ghanatabadi, MA, LPCC
Shireen is an Integrative Wellness Therapist. She combines her expertise in mental health (mind), with her knowledge of physical fitness and movement (body), and adds in her experience with mindfulness and alternative medicine (soul) to create an integrated approach to healing and finding a balance within life.
Are you a provider that wants to become a part of the Twin Cities Therapy Network?
In need of immediate help and can’t afford the high cost of mental health care or emergency room visits? Local walk-in clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul can help with short term mental health needs!
Walk-In Counseling Center was founded by a group of psychologists in 1969, in response to the unmet need for accessible mental health services in the Twin Cities. They incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1971.
For the past 50 years they have provided free mental health counseling to help thousands of people address issues of depression, anxiety, chemical abuse/dependency, trauma, domestic violence and a variety of other emotional and interpersonal concerns.
Their mission is to provide free, easily accessible mental health counseling to people with urgent needs and few service options. Their overarching goal is to help people stabilize during a time of crisis and resolve problems before they become severe.
For longer term mental health care at a reduced cost, Open Path Collective offers fee-for-service options for low-income clients.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.
In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.