Jaelyn Richter, MSW, LGSW

You’re here! I am so proud of you for taking this step. It isn’t easy to ask for support in hard times, yet it is so incredibly normal to need it. My role as a therapist is to help my clients tap into the strengths and skills that they already hold, and to develop new skills to build upon the things they already know and do well. I see clients from ages 0 to 35 and have experience working with a wide variety of concerns and presenting problems. I hold specialized training in working with children ages 0-5 and 6-12, though I value the importance of early experiences and development with all clients I work with. I view my work through a largely developmental and attachment-informed lens; with this, I aim to honor, validate, and heal the inner-child of each person who allows me to join them on their therapy journey.

Here at CARE, I specialize in working with OCD and anxiety disorders at all ages, as well as behavioral concerns in children. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy that is not only grounded in attachment theory, but incorporates bits and pieces from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, relational, psychodynamic, and positive behaviorist theories. I also find value in the modalities of art and play and find ways to incorporate these techniques in session where they may be beneficial. I believe it is important to have a flexible and well-rounded approach to therapy to best meet the unique needs of each client I work with. In my office, therapy is not one-size-fits-all, as no two clients are the exact same. I do my best to ensure that all clients feel welcomed and affirmed in the space we share together to promote healing and comfort. I recognize that therapy can be difficult and heavy at times and do my best to balance this with humor and light-heartedness where appropriate– laughter is one of the best medicines, after all!

SPECIALTIES

Individuals aged 0-35

Children, Adolescents, and YoungAdults

Parent Coaching

Behavioral Concerns in Children

Toileting Concerns in Children

Family Conflict

Anxiety disorders

OCD

ADHD

Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns

LGBTQIA+

education

MSW – University of St. Thomas
BSW – St. Catherine University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Relate Counseling Center

Minnesota Autism Center

PrairieCare

People Inc. Mental Health Services

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.

resources

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