Lisa Nielsen-Karatz (she/her)

Accepting Clients

My focus remains open, working together to create a more comfortable and healthier life for you. One example: Externalizing problems.

Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
Supervised by Lisa Nielsen-Karatz, licsw

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients often feel at ease about sharing personal problems or obstacles in their life, whether this be relationship issues, parenting struggles, or past traumas. My ideal clients range from children ages 8 plus, teens, individuals, and families working on conflict, past childhood trauma, etc. I also enjoy working with older-aged adults because I find that a Narrative Approach (ie. story-telling) by co-creating new stories can benefit all clients across the life span.

My Background and Approach

My background includes working in a variety of settings, which I feel have influenced my professional development throughout the years. My personal experiences bring depth to our therapeutic relationship. I can relate to the loss of a parent, being a caregiver to an ill child or watching loved one's experience OCD/Depression/Anxiety and my own journey provides a more compassionate perspective to my therapy practice. My approach is to build upon your innate skill set, through a Narrative Approach, CBT, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping by examining those intrusive thoughts that may seem to get in the way. A perspective and realization that those anxious and difficult feelings actually serve a purpose and to appreciate them, while feeling them and letting them flow through you. I enjoy supporting young people, adults and older-aged populations by reconstructing the story line of your lives or being that person to cheer you on as you redefine your life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that all people hold the innate answers within them to solve life struggles, and I hope to walk along side you in this exploration. Some of my favorite professional experiences have been working in nursing homes, school settings, home visits with all ages across the life span. What it really comes down to is cherishing life stories, reflecting, reconstruction, evaluating and incorporating a new story line into our lives. All ages can benefit from individual or family therapy. I deeply honor and respect your values, experiences in life and recognize that there may be moments of struggle or what we think are mistakes, but these moments can bring us together to support one another as we move along through our life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • UCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: EspaƱol
  • Rate: $75 - 155/session


612-234-7162 Email Lisa
3507 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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