Lindsay Rahkola, LICSW
Post Master’s Training: Mind Body Medicine, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Master’s Degree: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor’s Degree: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Lindsay joined the PrairieCare team in March of 2011 with the opening of the hospital in Maple Grove. Lindsay began her career as an inpatient social worker and moved to a position as full-time, clinical therapist for children, adolescents and families working in collaboration with the inpatient treatment team. Lindsay feels it is a privilege and an honor to work with those who are experiencing mental health struggles. Lindsay describes feeling energized by working with young people and holds a great appreciation of their strength and resiliency. Lindsay uses authenticity while helping to instill forgiveness of selves and others to encourage the healing process. Lindsay has also been a supervisor for BSW interns and enjoyed being a part of educating and training those new to the field.
Previous experience includes working within a school-based program for adolescents in a juvenile detention center or on probation and working with children and adolescents receiving special education services.
Lindsay’s therapeutic approach is holistic, strengths-based and systems oriented. Lindsay believes systems need to be challenged in order to enable change. Lindsay incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and is very interested in the mind-body connection. Lindsay obtained additional training with the Mind/Body Center for Medicine as well as with Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI).
During her free time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her child and dogs, reading, writing, cooking, being outdoors and traveling. Lindsay especially enjoys taking trips to the western region of Colorado as the mountains hold a special place in her heart.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
Children, Adolescents: Yes