Katelyn Thoresen, MA, LMFT


There are many paths that lead us to therapy, as we all bring our unique histories and stories along with us. I honor your uniqueness, and want to help you to find the best path forward for you. I bring my qualities of warmth, genuineness, and thoughtfulness to my work with clients. I strive to create an environment of authenticity and acceptance, which I believe brings us towards growth and healing. I am particularly informed by the Narrative therapy approach of understanding our life stories and taking ownership of the ending. I am also influenced by systemic approaches and consider the relationships which impact all of us, whether you show up in my office alone or with part of your family.

My approach to therapy is a sort of tightrope – a balance of accepting people and situations and ourselves as we are, alongside the work of making changes both internally and within relationships to impact our lives for the better. This is because I believe so strongly both in our inherent worthiness as human beings as well as our capacity to change. Thank you for honoring your own worthiness by showing up to work on yourself and bravely seeking support.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy hiking in state parks, making homemade candles, experimenting with recipes, or reading a good book. I so look forward to meeting you as you are, and starting the work towards a better life.






Grief & Loss

Life Transitions



M.A. – University of Northern Colorado

B.A. – College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Lifestance Health (previously Family Innovations) Outpatient Therapist & Community-Based Therapist

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.


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