Katie Nulicek, MSW, LGSW

Deeply knowing ourselves and letting others deeply know us takes courage, especially if our trust has been violated in the past. Many people experience feeling unseen and misunderstood in relationships or have identified patterns that undermine wellbeing, struggling to know how to change. Working with a therapist can create an empathetic space to explore life’s complicated and sometimes painful questions. If we work together, I will set the intention to deeply understand who you are while also emphasizing an environment of trust and empowerment.

I am a trained social worker who believes who and how we are is shaped by our upbringing, our identities, and the culture we exist within. Often these influences impact how we address stressors and communicate in relationships. My approach will be specific to your unique life experiences and focus on understanding how those experiences have affected you. As a person-centered practitioner, I will take care to ensure our time together is anti-oppressive. You can expect our work to be grounded in non-judgment, authenticity, and curiosity as we build a partnership in the healing process.

Professionally I have worked with individuals who occupy a range of social locations, many of whom have encountered stigma and discrimination. I have worked with folks experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and childhood abuse.

I believe wholeheartedly in people’s resilience and their capacity to heal in relationships, and I would feel honored to walk with you on your journey.


LGBTQ+ Affirming

Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders



Grief and Loss


Life Transitions

Relationship Concerns

Identity and Purpose

End of Life


M.S.W – University of Minnesota

M.F.A. – University of California

B.F.A – Northern Illinois University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Wayside Recovery Center

Stark Clinic – People Incorporated

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!

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