Heidi Bausch-Ryan, Psy.D.


Grief and Loss

Death and Dying

Substance Use

Addiction and Recovery

Life Transitions

Identity Explorations


Mind-Body Connection

Self Esteem and Worth


Career Growth

Relationship Struggles

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed Care

Coping Skill Development

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

LGBTQ+IA welcoming

Life’s happenings can feel mountainous, and we humans take all sorts of paths through these. If you’re seeking contentment, balance or peace on your journey, let’s work together to find a fulfilling path. To begin, join me in a metaphor. Picture this: you and me, we are standing at the base of a mountain (or bluff, Minnesota-style).

There are times when the mountain we call life seems overwhelming and the climb nearly impossible; of course it does, and now, we’re in this together.  We will start by getting grounded at the base, making sure we have all the necessary gear, and create a space of non-judgmental curiosity about the mountain. If you have never climbed a mountain before, that’s okay, I’ve climbed many and have a large backpack full of gear; all you need to do is show up.  
Part of my process is to ensure you feel heard, understood, accepted, encouraged, and supported. While I may guide around boulders, valleys, and rivers on the path, I will always collaborate and follow your lead. As we hike, we will go at the pace you are most at ease; it may not always feel comfortable, as we are climbing to new heights.
Navigating a mountain can be illuminating and the path is unique to all. I draw from various therapeutic approaches to explore challenges you may be experiencing and promote insight, resiliency, and self-empowerment. We may take a break from time to time, glace back and appreciate how far you’ve come, gaze at the sunset or pick up a cool rock. At some point, you’ll be leading the way, creating your path, and reach the top, feeling hopeful and ready to climb another life mountain.


Doctoral Degree (Psy.D.), Counseling Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas

MA – Counseling Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas

BA – Psychology and Philosophy, Augsburg College (2007)

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (2017-Current)

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (2015-2016 & 2019-2020)

University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry (2018-2019)

U of M Medical Center – Fairview Behavioral Health (2014-2019)

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
  • United Health/Medica

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