Danielle Petruska


Hey there, I am so excited to meet you! I am here to meet you where you are at and provide a space where you can grow and explore your various identities. I strive to create a non-judgmental, open space where everyone can feel comfortable to be their true selves and share their stories. With that, I believe in establishing an environment rooted in authenticity, empowerment, trust, and empathy.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents through individual, family, and group therapy. I have experience working with both children and adolescents in various levels of care who were experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, emotional and behavioral concerns, trauma, and difficulties with school. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach in therapy, that is supported by mindfulness based techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

I received my bachelors degrees in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and am in the process of completing my doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at Augsburg University. Being that I am still a student, I am committed to continued education and advocacy efforts. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 3 dogs, playing my violin (in an orchestra), and doing various home projects.





Autism Spectrum





Play Therapy


Self Confidence

Suicidal Ideation

Self-Harming Behaviors

Crisis Management




PsyD in Clinical Psychology – Augsburg University (in progress)

B.S. in Psychology – Minnesota State University, Mankato

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

  • Provider is working on post-masters’ hours and is under supervision.

Washburn Center for Children, Outpatient (Advanced Practicum)

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc., Day Treatment (Therapy Practicum)

Fraser, Neuropsychology Department (Assessment Practicum)

PrairieCare Residential Services, Residential Counselor

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.


Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout