Virginia Fitch-Braun, M.S.

One of the things that makes life so beautiful but also sometimes scary is that change is inevitable- we change; the way we live, what we do, our relationships with others, or maybe even our relationship with ourselves. Change can be exciting, invigorating, and encouraging… Change can also leave you feeling frustrated, scared, and hopeless. I believe it is important to have support from a someone who meets you where you are and listens with intent, as everyone has different experiences.

Everyone deserves their voice to be heard in a place where they can process their experiences in a safe and non-judgmental space. Helping individuals find their own strengths and resilience to change is one of the reasons I pursed my career in counseling.

I work with adolescents, young adults, and individuals who are experiencing mental health distress. Each person is different, which is why it is important to development a treatment plan that is designed to address individual needs. There is not a “cookie cutter” approach to therapy, which allows me to incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches and styles to fit the individual I am working with.

My education history includes graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis on child and adolescent counseling and substance use. I am a Licensed Profession Counselor (LPC) in the state of Minnesota and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new”          –Socrates


M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Wisconsin-Stout)

B.A. in Psychology (University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

clinical experience

University of Wisconsin-Stout Counseling Center

Innercept LLC.

Mayo Clinic

Family Innovations






Mood disorders

Grief and loss

Adjustment difficulties

Peer Relationships

Self-esteem and self-worth

Coping skills


Guilt and Shame

Substance use; including tobacco use and vaping

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
  • United Health/Medica

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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