Payton Schneider, MSW, LGSW

I hope to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate environment where we can work collaboratively towards emotional and social wellness. I am here to support you in finding peace, balance, and self-love while appreciating the value in humor, laughter, and human connection as a part of the healing process. My goal is to validate and explore emotions and experiences while working with clients to build skills that can be used throughout life.

I enjoy working with individuals and couples, ages 12 and older. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, neurodiverse populations, and those who experience relationship/interpersonal difficulties. I love working with people of all gender, racial, and cultural identities and backgrounds.

I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health. My therapeutic work is guided by Emotion-Focused, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Mindfulness-Based Therapies. Attachment theory, positive psychology, and trauma-informed care guide my approach as well.

When I am not practicing therapy, I can be found playing piano or guitar, drinking coffee, exercising, or socializing with friends or family. I look forward to joining you on your wellness journey!


Interpersonal Relationships
Stress/Conflict Management
Physical Health and Wellness
Women’s Issues
Individuals (Ages 12+)


MSW – University of Minnesota
B.S. in Psychology – University of Minnesota

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)
M Health Fairview – General Psychiatry Clinic (Clinical Social Work Intern)
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. (ARMHS & CTSS Practitioner)

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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