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Katie Perzel MSW, LICSW

Director of Clinical Mental Health Services

Location/ Program

Administration and Senior Mental Health

Joined VOA

2005

Clinical Approach

I provide individual, family, couples, and group mental health therapy to adults and older adults as well as supervise clinical staff and oversee the operations of the entire Mental Health Clinic. I strive to have our services be culturally sensitive, expertly delivered, and trauma informed while maintaining a small clinic feel. My approach when working with clients is to establish a supportive and empathetic setting while we address the identified challenges and changes to assist the client in fostering personal lifelong well-being.

Areas of experience and interest

My areas of interest include addressing issues with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, caregiver stress, trauma recovery, and adjusting to life transitions. I also provide educational presentations to older adult communities and to professionals on various topics related to mental health and seniors.

Specialty Training and Certifications

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
Clinical Supervision

Education

Master of Social Work- St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas