Aaron Spiegal-Emms, LGSWPsychotherapist
I have a multicultural clinical practice and a Master of Social Work from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN. I love to take an integrated approach to work with people and seeing people in the context of all aspects of their lives. As a queer, nonbinary transgender person I am passionate about intersectional social justice and working towards a world in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
I use a strengths-based, person-centered, risk-reduction, and trauma-informed lens in the work that I do. I believe you are the expert on your own life experiences. I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds, however, I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ people, people with co-occurring disorders, and persons living with HIV. I believe that the ways in which we have survived have been beautiful unique adaptations to traumatic events, but they may not be the ways in which we want to continue to live. I will use multiple approaches, as I believe that the best approach is based on an individual’s specific needs and desires.
In the work that we do together, I want to affirm your strengths and find new ways to approach areas where you are seeking help in your life. I believe that you are resilient and already have many tools for success. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between us to uncover those strengths, identify patterns, and develop new strategies where they may be needed in your life. I want to work together to reach your goals and help you to live a passionate and authentic life.