Shaundra Olson

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Hello and welcome. I am currently offering telehealth sessions to ages 13+.

Therapist in Burnsville, MN

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About My Clients

I love working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC identified clients. There are many facets about living an underprivileged life that may be a stressor and worthwhile to process in therapy. I also enjoy working with those who have experienced trauma, especially religious trauma. My other specialties are anxiety, OCD, hoarding disorder, and phobias. Therapy can appear intimidating and hard. That's why I love to incorporate humor in session! My style is authentic, transparent, and compassionate.

My Background and Approach

Before becoming a therapist, I worked for over 4 years as an Independent Living Skills worker in the community and in clients' homes. I have seen what a large variety of mental health concerns look like outside of the office. These experiences have taught me more about how to incorporate a holistic approach and that therapy is not one-size-fits-all but rather, tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle. I also have experience in co-facilitating a Chronic Illness Group and run my own LGBTQ+ Group. Both are currently on hold (COVID-19) but my LGBTQ+ Group is accepting new members for the near future in online format. Your personal story is unique. Your culture, perspectives, and values help me understand how to use approaches that fit you. As mentioned, I like to use skills, talk therapy, and humor in sessions. This way you will learn new things, process feelings, and walk away feeling rejuvenated rather than exhausted after session.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a believer in a holistic approach. Mental health wellness includes mind, body, and soul. My office offers adjuncts to traditional talk therapy. My values and/or areas I support include: HAES, BLM, Poly/Kink friendly, HIV/AIDS allied, sex-positive/sex-worker allied, and several other views I'm sure you can imagine. This does not mean that I judge or dislike any "conservative" type people. I enjoy guiding others in developing or reconstructing their sense of self and demolishing old, unhealthy thought patterns. I will gently challenge you to embrace vulnerability, build upon your strengths, and I'll celebrate victories with you! This type of work can help replace shame and sadness with empowerment, purpose, and joy. If this sounds like a good fit to you, please send me a message here or on Psychology Today (see website button). I am honored and look forward to being part of your healing journey.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Champus Tricare
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • Healthpartners
  • BlueCross of Minnesota Medicaid
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health
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At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice


Email Shaundra
2970 Judicial Rd #100
Burnsville, MN 55337

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