Almena Dees-Sims


Outpatient Therapist
LGSW

Clinic:
Eagan

Licences:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Education:
Master of Clinical Social Work, University of St. Catherine University
Certification in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery, Harvard Medical School

Patients Age:
Age 18+

About:

Almena’s focused areas of interest include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Burnout
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-Understanding

FOCUS AREAS:
Almena’s work is focused on those who feel unseen, unheard, misunderstood and unaccepted, especially if those individuals are feeling sad, stuck, confused, hurt or struggling with deeper emotions of guilt, shame or regret.
If any of those words resonate with you, first know you are deserving of dignity, joy and care regardless of your life experience or current circumstances.
Almena’s approach to therapy is compassionate, holistic, strengths-based, culturally informed, and affirming in a collaborative and non-judgmental space. She will help you put together the puzzle pieces of your unique journey towards a greater sense of balance, wellness, healing and continued growth.
As a therapist, Almena uses various therapeutic modalities in practice, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, Mindfulness, and a strength based, trauma-informed approach.