Elena Dietz, MSW, LGSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am so glad you’re here! Seeking out help during moments of hardship is not easy and I am honored to be part of your journey. When life’s challenges become too heavy to carry, you deserve a space to be understood, heard, and valued. I am here to support you as you work towards reaching your goals. I look forward to hearing your story, working with you, and walking alongside you to ease your suffering. I utilize an affirming, nonjudgmental, and collaborative approach- with you as the focus.

As your therapist, I will practice a person-centered approach and draw on different theories and techniques tailored to your individual needs and goals. I have experience providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and life transitions. I currently work with adults, both individuals and couples.

I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa before moving to the Twin Cities. When I am not practicing therapy, I like to be outdoors, whether that’s hiking, biking, skiing, or just taking a walk around the neighborhood. I hope to learn more about you and look forward to being a part of your mental health journey.



Relationship Concerns

Life Transitions



Coping Skills



LGBTQ+ Identity




MSW – University of Iowa

BA in Sociology – Drake University

BSBA in International Business – Drake University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

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

University Counseling Service (UCS) at the University of Iowa

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