Minnesota Psychological Resources

A Division of APP

Plymouth, MN



Chief Clinical Director

Priyanka Rao is the Chief Clinical Director for Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist who provides individual therapy for adults and couples therapy. She specializes in working with interpersonal difficulties, trauma, identity development, couples work, anxiety, and depression. She particularly enjoys working with young adults, those struggling within their relationships, and people hoping to explore and understand unique aspects of their identities. Priyanka believes that therapy should be a supportive, rewarding, and at times challenging experience to help clients grow in the ways they want to, and she works collaboratively with clients to help them determine their treatment goals and ensure they are getting their needs met. Priyanka’s therapeutic style is direct, challenging, and supportive, with a healthy dose of humor.



Clinical Manager

Counseling is about more than tools for coping through difficulties in life. I believe the hope and trust you have in your therapist is just as important. I seek to let my clients know first that they are heard and respected. Your story matters, and I want to hear it.


Areas of specialty include: adjustment difficulties, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, couples therapy, and childhood developmental disorders.   Since 2012, I have been working with children and teens with autism, developmental delay, trauma, and blended families needing co-parenting support.  With children, I offer play therapy, talk therapy, and behavioral modification strategies.  Since 2014,  I have also been  working with teens and adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for various mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders.


I would describe myself as an eclectic therapist who enjoys finding which treatment modalities and tools work the best for each client. Counseling is more than my theory, it’s also yours. I want to provide you with options that are the best fit for your life and personality to achieve your goals.



Licensed Psychologist

Ages 5+

Dr. Clement has nearly 30 years of experience providing psychological services for children, adolescents and adults. She works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression and trauma. She has specialized training in EMDR.


Dr. Clement counts it a privilege to walk with clients in the healing journey. She particularly enjoys encouraging clients who wish to integrate their personal faith in this process. She also has an interest in working with clients to address lifestyle factors, including nutrition and exercise, that profoundly impact emotional, physical and cognitive health.



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ages Lifespan

Rachel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Rachel earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. She takes an integrative approach to weaving personal, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components together. Rachel believes that the healing comes through the relationship between client and therapist ,and focuses on adapting theoretical models to her client’s needs. Rachel is trained in early childhood mental health, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and is working towards being a registered play therapist.

Rachel uses attachment theories with children, adults, and families to empower her clients to overcome past and present challenges. Rachel has worked in school and outpatient settings helping clients overcome anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce and family separation, marital betrayal/conflicts, foster care/adoption, trauma and PTSD, developmental disorders, medical traumas, attachment and trust issues, career counseling, parenting, birth to five diagnoses, and disabilities.


When not working, Rachel enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and cooking/baking.



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ages 8+

Ben is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. His areas of competency include marriage and family therapy as well as individual therapy, skills training, and psycho-education with children, adolescents, and adults. 


In addition to Ben's training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health challenges, Ben is a trained practitioner of family-systems theory. Ben places an emphasis on helping his clients better understand their desires, hopes, relationships, behaviors, and struggles through the lens of their multi-generational family system and dynamics. Ben also utilizes and is trained in a variety of other therapeutic approaches in supporting his client's hopes for support, healing, and empowerment. 


Ben has several years of experience in working as a secondary school administrator, teacher and youth leader within a variety of educational, spiritual, mentoring contexts. 


Ben enjoys running, being a part of engaging in/with restorative and hopeful stories, and spending time with his wife, kids, friends and extended family. 



Licensed Psychologist

Ages 18+

In my therapeutic practice, I take a holistic approach to helping clients. In coaching individuals with the challenges, they face in life. I feel it is valuable to address each individual’s unique physical emotional and spiritual needs. I have found my years as a registered nurse, my 25 years as a licensed psychologist and personal faith has prepared me to address my client’s needs.


I work with individuals, couples and families. I have a relational approach to therapy because I believe clients need a trusting and safe relationship with their therapist in order to work through the healing process to make the necessary changes. I use a variety of treatment approaches including:

· Cognitive behavioral therapy

· Mind body work

· Family of origin work

· Psychodynamic

· Psychoeducation

· Person-centered 

· Mindfulness




Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I am a Licensed Professional Clinic Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. I have been in health care for over 25 years, which includes previous work as an Occupational Therapist in a rehabilitation center where I focused on empowering clients to help them reach their goals and improve their quality of life. I strive to provide a safe non-judgmental environment that focuses on my client’s strengths and resilience while using a supportive, empowering approach. I believe it is important that clients view themselves without judgment as they embark on their journey of healing and change.



Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Ages 5+

Lindsay Mayer is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in working with children and adolescents but also works with  families and clients of all ages.  Special areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, children and adolescents with challenging behavior, trauma processing, school concerns, divorce, self-esteem issues and life adjustment difficulties.  Lindsay also has experience working with children and adolescents in foster care.  She enjoys partnering with clients and families through a person-centered lens as well as by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Lindsay is a firm believer in using a collaborative approach with clients and building a positive and engaging therapeutic rapport.  Lindsay believes in the importance of providing all her clients with the tools she uses so that they can utilize them at home.  


In her spare time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking and reading a good book. 



Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Jeff’s specialty area is substance abuse and addiction, particularly in connection with other mental health concerns. Much of his professional career has focused on adolescents and families. Common clients are people unsure whether they may have a problem, people who are certain they have problem, but may not need more formalized treatment, or people who know they have a problem but are looking for support before, during or after formalized treatment. 

Working in collaboration with other health providers is important for an overall continuum of care. Jeff’s goal is to meet each client without judgement, and without pre-conceived or personal beliefs about what’s best for their life. He seeks to provide the latest in research for client education, therapeutic practices and a complete array of options for the client to choose from. He will also work closely with loved ones or families of people struggling with substance abuse, providing education and support for the sake of all involved.



Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I completed my Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University. I am licensed through the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. I have years of experience working with clients in both community-based and outpatient settings. I am passionate about walking alongside individuals and families in their journey to reaching their therapeutic goals. I am particularly interested in navigating life with teens and young adults as they launch into their own lives and seek to discover who they are.

Areas of specialty include: Attachment Issues, Anxiety/Depression, Behavior Issues/Parenting, Communication & Relationship Dynamics, Grief/Loss, Life Adjustments & Transitions, and Trauma & PTSD Recovery. I utilize an eclectic approach in guiding clients through their therapeutic process with CBT, DBT, Emotion-Focused, Attachment, and Strengths Based approaches.

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