Tanya Rider, MA, LPCC

Being able to show up and be present in life, whether it’s in multiple capacities, or just one-when we are not able to it has a rippling effect at times in multiple areas. Relationships with family, friends, co-workers, colleagues- if there is an area, or multiple that are not aligning with your true self, therapy can be an amazing place to be guided and to learn how to sync your genuine self with all of those environments and relationships.

My role as your therapist is to listen with empathy, to ask questions, and to support your efforts toward better connection and functioning. Your role is to be open to shifting your perspectives, open to accountability when necessary, and changing some behaviors.

I use solution focused and client-centered approach to therapy, trauma informed, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in in Psychology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and my Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.


Adolescents and Young Adults



Crisis Management


Family Conflict



LGBTQ+ Affirming

Life Transitions

Relationship Concerns


Self-Harming Behaviors

Suicidal Ideation


Further Studies – Adler University

MA – St. Mary’s University

BS – St Mary’s University

clinical experience

Care Counseling (present)

Oakland Education Center


Catholic Charities

Independent Contractor for Diagnostic Assessment (Gerard and QCMI)

Austin Public Schools

Gerard Academy

Independent Management Services

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