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Colleen Dale MSW, LGSW

Mental Health Therapist

Location/ Program

New Hope Outpatient, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, School Based Programs

Joined VOA


Clinical Approach

I provide individual therapy, family therapy, play therapy, and DBT therapy serving children, adolescents, adults, and families in the school and outpatient setting.  I aim first and foremost to build a sincere and trusting relationship using compassion, humor, and authenticity--while also integrating techniques from mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Areas of experience and interest

I have nine years of experience supporting and building relationships with children and adolescents through my work within community-engagement organizations, schools, and a foster care agency.  I support those experiencing emotional difficulties including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, and difficulties adjusting to major life transitions.  

Specialty Training and Certifications

Licensed Graduate Clinical Social Worker (LGSW)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Play Therapy


Master of Social Work—University of Minnesota (Concentration in Clinical Mental Health)