Matthew Barsness, MA

I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from therapy. Having the opportunity to openly talk about your problems in a safe place with a caring and understanding person can be incredibly healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you build a better relationship with yourself and accept your own emotions as you experience them. I value trust and honesty in hopes of making therapy a positive and healing experience.

Every ones story is unique to them and every one faces different hurdles, I am dedicated to using an individualized approach to counseling. Learning skills that are personally tailored to fit your lifestyle and individual needs. I work with adults, adolescents, and children struggling with depression, anxiety,  life stressors, and have a special interest in eating disorders and LGBTQIA+ related counseling.

I have a BA degree in psychology from the university of Minnesota twin cities, and a MA degree in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s university and am under supervision while working towards independent clinical licensure.







Life Stressors

Eating Disorders

LGBTQIA+ Acceptance


M.A. – St. Mary’s University of MN

B.A. – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

clinical experience

The Emily Program
Nexus Glen Lake

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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