Becca Sawyer-Smith, MA, LPCC

becca@affinitypsych.com

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Ancient Studies from Saint Olaf College and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. I have over 5 years of experience in the mental health field, working in community-based, residential, and school-based care settings. I work with individual adolescents, young adults, and adults around issues of depression, anxiety, shame, perfectionism, body image, and adjustment challenges.

How I Work

My therapy style is creative, direct, approachable, and person-centered. In our work together, we will collaborate on identifying and implementing functional skills to make long-lasting change. We will use a combination of exploration, supportive listening, psychological education, clarifying patterns, and other tools and interventions in order to find solutions that are the best fit for your personal experience. As you move through this journey of self-discovery, you will find that you feel more connected to your inner self and more fully present in the moment.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

It’s important to me that my clients receive good, comprehensive care in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I work to strike a balance between quiet reflection and engaging conversation during sessions – clients have told me that this helps them find their own answers without feeling alone. I truly love this work and am passionate about helping people. I look forward to working with you!

Issues I Treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Body acceptance
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence, and assertiveness
  • Shame

Populations I Serve:

  • Adolescents
  • Millenials
  • Young Professionals
  • LGBTQI+
  • Perfectionists
  • Young Professionals
  • Creative Types
  • Gifted Individuals

Professional background:

Education

  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology – University of St. Thomas
  • BA in Psychology and Ancient Studies – St. Olaf College

Trainings

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

Previous Employment

  • The Emily Program, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Edison High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Licensure

  • Minnesota: LPCC#cc01599