Luke Sloan, MSW, LICSW

We don’t know what we don’t know until we do. It can be one of the most courageous decisions of one’s lifetime to enter into or return to our own personal journey of healing, to face and be rid of the barriers to being the person we want to be – the strong, full, beautiful, useful person we suspect we are deep down. If you’ve made it this far you’ve certainly been through a lot, and I commend you for persisting when sometimes it feels like you can’t. You’ve gotten to a place in life where you want to understand how what you’ve been through is affecting you today, what’s holding you back, and how to move forward in healing and living your life precisely how you see fit. Not your family, not your boss, not your friends, not your partner. You decide how you want to live.

I have a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and specialize in substance use disorder/addiction, panic/anxiety, depression, childhood trauma / C-PTSD, men’s issues, family dynamics, spiritual/existential crisis, psychedelic integration, harm reduction, religious abuse/deconstruction, and last but certainly not least cultural deconstruction. I am a cis-white male and ferociously strive to be a competent LGBTQ+ and BIPOC ally. Since we are all unique human beings with our own personal stories, I’m a firm believer that no one treatment model is a fit for all. Therefore, I tend to use a multidimensional, blended treatment approach that meets you where you are and most importantly provides a space of safety and unconditional positive regard.

I admire the inherent strength in taking this step towards finding your truth, embracing your human experience, and moving towards healing and living the authentic life you want. As a birthright, you deserve to have access to the peace that lies within you.


Abuse & Neglect




Family Dynamics

Men’s Issues

Trauma & Related Diagnoses

Substance Use & Addiction


Psychedelic Integration


MSW – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

BSW – Metropolitan State University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Private Practice Outpatient Psychotherapy

Hennepin County Embedded Police Social Work Team

Hennepin County Child Protection

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!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout