About

Dr. Sarah Atkins

I am a licensed psychologist in the Twin Cities who provides therapy services to adults, children, couples, and families.

 

I completed my Doctorate at the University of North Texas in Counseling Psychology. In addition to developing broad generalist skills, I completed a unique specialization in Child, Marriage, and Family therapy within my doctoral training. I have served in various of roles in the mental health field including therapist, researcher, clinical supervisor, and university course instructor. As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with clients across the age span in a variety of settings including, community mental health, hospital, college counseling, and private practice. My job duties included providing psychotherapy, offering crisis therapy services, conducting psychological assessment, engaging in preventative outreach services, and offering clinical supervision to doctoral and master's level trainees. These experiences have fostered a deep respect and appreciation for helping facilitate the growth and change process of others.

 

Along with my part-time private practice, I work as a licensed psychologist at Club Recovery, LLC a clinic that specializes in working with individuals recovering from addiction. In my role as a psychologist at Club Recovery, I have the opportunity to conduct therapy as well as coordinate outcomes research and engage in outreach with the community.

I reside in South Minneapolis with my husband, two sons, and our rambunctious pup, Remy. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, curling up with a good book, playing hockey, and being active outdoors while soaking up the often elusive Minnesota sun. 

Education
  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

    • University of North Texas

    • Specialization in child and adolescent development and couple and family therapy

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Lorenz Clinic of Family Psychology

    • Victoria, MN

  • Master's of Science Degree in Psychology

    • University of North Texas

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology

    • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

    • ​Minor in Sport Psychology​​​

Clinical Experience

My clinical training and experience has provided me a broad clinical skill set to treat clients with a variety of mental health concerns.

  • Club Recovery, LLC

    • Licensed Psychologist and Training Director. Specializing in mental health services for clients with substance use disorders and co-morbid conditions.

  • Lorenz Clinic of Family Psychology

    • Family Psychology clinic providing therapy and assessment services for adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.

  • University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center

    • Focus in college student mental health.

  • A Home Within

    • Non-profit specializing in services for current and former individuals in foster care​.

  • UNT's Family Psychology Clinic

    • Providing couple and family therapy services.​

  • Children's Hospital Reese-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence

    • Hospital-based therapy and assessment services for children in foster care.

  • University of North Texas Counseling and Testing Services

    • Focus in college student mental health.​

  • Denton County Friends of the Family

    • Community mental health clinic specializing in services for survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault​.

  • University of North Texas' Psychology Clinic

    • Community mental health clinic providing therapy and assessment services to adults, children, couples, and families.

© Sarah Atkins, PhD, LP