Charmagne Derichs, MA, LPCC

charmagne@affinitypsych.com

Welcome! Thank you for being brave + seeking support! My name is Charmagne (shar-main), and it’s a gift to be a part of the lives and stories of others as a therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from CSB/SJU, and Master’s degree in Counseling + Psychology Services from St. Mary’s University of MN. I have 15 years of experience in the mental health field, working in inpatient, outpatient, and assessment settings with ages 5 and up! I work with individual teens and adults around concerns of anxiety, stress, coping, self-esteem, transitions, depression, and grief and loss. I love reading, foraging, cribbage, and sea turtles!

How I Work

My therapy style is collaborative, kind, and present. I value authenticity, compassion, embodiment, connection, and community as pathways to healing and greater well-being. You’re the expert on you, and I’m here to help with presence, reflections, and skill building. I want you to feel seen, supported, and challenged in a good way. I believe that thoughts, emotions, and the physical body all want to be included in healing work, and I like to bring mindfulness and somatic tools into sessions. Clients report feeling supported, grounded, and “more human” in our work together. I am inspired by the work of Tara Brach, Dr. Gabor Mate, and Brene Brown.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I have a knack for helping people put language to their experiences. I am grounded, nurturing, and deeply curious. I’ve been a certified yoga teacher since 2009 and enjoy sharing somatic skills and practices. I also have training in both astrology and ayurveda, and enjoy incorporating this into our work together for those who are interested!

Issues I Treat:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • low self esteem
  • grief, loss, and ambiguous loss
  • transitions
  • divorce
  • spiritual concerns
  • caregiver stress
  • codependency

Populations I Serve:

  • adolescents 14+
  • young adults
  • adults
  • millennials
  • perfectionist and type A individuals
  • adult children of alcoholics
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • LGBTQIA+

Professional background:

Education

  • BA, Psychology, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • MA, Counseling + Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of MN

Trainings

  • CBT, ACT, MBSR, trauma informed + certified yoga teacher

Previous Employment

  • PrairieCare, Edina, MN
  • Centra Care, St. Cloud, MN

Licensure

  • MN, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, #1574