Gretchen Klefstad (she/her)

Mental Health Therapist | Social Justice Advocate | Outdoor Enthusiast

Therapist in Saint Paul, MN

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You have been feeling more anxious, stressed, and disconnected from life. It looks like you have it all together, but on the inside, it feels as though you are simply going through the motions of life. You feel stuck, continuously contemplating change and the next "right" step. You are struggling to feel grounded in the present day. This feeling of transition and the need for change influences your work life, your personal relationships, and your emotional experiences.

My Background and Approach

I approach therapy in a holistic way incorporating mind, body, and spirit. There are many different ways of helping and together we can create a counseling experience that fits best for you. After spending time in India, I have been exploring the use of meditation, mindfulness activities, creative interventions, and physical activation in my practice. These tools and strategies can help lower depression and anxiety while cultivating a deeper understanding of one’s self. I am currently working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota, under the supervision of Joan Hause, MA, MFA, LPCC. During graduate school, I came to understand what a gift it is to share a space with clients and witness the determination and resilience of humans. I am excited to continue this work with you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My office is a safe space to express yourself, your emotions, your worries, and your deepest thoughts. You will be met with respect and kindness. Together we will work to process emotions and life’s challenges in order to move forward with a clearer, more focused mind. I strive to help clients find a deeper understanding of themselves, their emotions, as well as their deeper purpose and meaning in life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Rate: $75 - 175/session


9528560209 Email Gretchen
2388 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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