Dr. Drea Tuott

Environments are significant. Emotions are important. Our bodies tell our story. When your mind and body feel safe, you are capable of extraordinary growth and healing. Integration is key. You are the expert on you, and you hold the keys to your freedom. I am here to walk with you in this season. 

Children and adolescents can read people immediately; as a parent, you already know this all too well. I work with families, children, adolescents, and adults to build a greater understanding of how relationships and the nervous system underpin mental health and behavior patterns. I partner alongside parents to create a space where young ones are empowered to explore the process of therapy. We will practice new ways of tackling challenges at school, managing emotions, and building relationships.

Scary experiences and frustrating moments that leave you feeling helpless and out of control are common to all of us. Navigating current American cultural expectations and oppression is exhausting in itself. In therapy, we can explore self-care, coping skills, and healing practices that fit with your worldview. 

Let’s create a space together where you can learn, practice, and play with hope, insight and resiliency. Change is possible. Come write the story of who you are becoming. 


Life transitions

Grief and Ambiguous loss


Episodic trauma

Chronic Chaotic Trauma

Cultural Identity Development and Anti-racism

Relationship skills

Coping skills development

Divorce and Uncoupling




Parent-Child communication skill development

Parenting psycho-education

LGBTQ+IA welcoming


Suicidal Ideation


• Psy.D. from University of Saint Thomas
• M.A. from University of Saint Thomas
• B.A. from Argosy University Twin Cities

clinical experience

CARE Counseling

The Guidance Center

University of Minnesota Psychiatry Clinic

Lorenz Family Clinic

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