Anna Swanson, MA, LGSW

Welcome and I’m so proud of you for making it this far! Therapy can be intimidating, so I am here to support you and walk with you on your journey. My philosophy is that you are the expert in your own experiences and I am just along to help guide you as you need.

In sessions, my goal is to create a safe and comfortable place for you to be your authentic self and to listen and understand you as you tell me your story. I focus on your strengths and help you to find the tools that you need to meet the goals that you set for yourself.

Professionally, I have worked with infants, adolescents, and adults through individual, couple, and family counseling. I have an intimate knowledge of the healthcare system and the grief, trauma, and transitions that come with health difficulties and diagnoses. Through my experiences in healthcare, I have worked with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I received my bachelor’s degree in Music and Social Work from Concordia College Moorhead and received my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Baylor University.

Personally, I enjoy spending time with my cats, horses, family, and friends. I play the flute in community bands in the area and I enjoy crafting and being outside when the weather is nice.




Adults and Couples

Life Transitions and Changes

Grief and Loss

Stress Management


MSW – Clinical Social Work – Baylor University

BA – Music and Social Work – Concordia College Moorhead

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center

Sanford Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Family Birth Center

Luther Hall Residential Facility

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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