Grace Gilbertson, MA


As we move through life and navigate its challenges, we develop strategies to cope and survive. Sometimes these strategies serve us with great success, and other times they just don’t do the job. I recognize that starting therapy is likely not your first line of defense to whatever problems you are facing. Most people come to therapy feeling that they have exhausted all of their options. My hope for the clients that I work with is that they not only feel less alone in their journey but also that they are reminded of their inherent strengths and abilities to navigate life.

It can be incredibly intimidating to begin the therapeutic process, whether it is your first time in therapy or you are a returning client looking for a new provider. I believe that meaningful therapeutic work begins with a rock-solid therapeutic relationship. We will take time to get to know each other and build trust before diving into the deeper work.

At CARE Counseling, I provide individual and family therapy for children (10+), adolescents, and adults. My approach to therapy is authentic, warm, curious, and nonjudgmental. I enjoy incorporating humor, art, and play when it fits clients’ therapeutic needs. I view each therapeutic relationship as unique, and I work collaboratively with clients to develop a plan to help them work toward their goals.

I graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, specializing in marriage and family therapy, and I am currently under supervision while I work towards LMFT licensure. I have experience working with individuals and families experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideations, and substance use concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, expressing myself through movement or art, and having a good laugh with my friends or family. I look forward to learning about your story whenever you are ready.





Life Transitions


Children (ages 10+)



Family Therapy


M.A. – University of Saint Thomas

B.S. – University of Minnesota

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

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

Carver County Anicca Day Treatment

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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.