ABOUT GRACE GOINS, MSW, LICSW
PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Hi, I’m Grace.

I value authenticity and candor in my work with clients, and enjoy “real talk.” 

My typical client would say they’re high achievers and “successful” on paper, and struggle with symptoms of anxiety, perfectionism, depression, low self esteem, or challenges with relationships and boundaries.

I work with individuals who have a history of relational trauma or injury, are going through grief and loss, or are navigating life transitions and identity changes. I work with couples who are dealing with distress within their relationships, having difficulty communicating, or are looking to deepen their emotional bond. I am LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC affirming.

Erin Peterson, Valued Living Therapy in Edina Minnesota specializes in help for trauma recovery, couples counseling, sex therapy, eating disorder recovery, and perinatal and postpartum parenting concerns.

How I Can Help

My approach to therapy is relational, trauma-informed, and emotion-focussed. I am direct and compassionate, and believe therapy should be collaborative.

I incorporate concepts from Emotion Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, while utilizing other theories and approaches when it is appropriate.

Experience

Grace is a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker. In addition to her psychotherapy experience, Grace has past experience including inpatient mental health treatment and inpatient hospital work, where she worked with individuals going through medical crises and significant grief and loss. Grace graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University, and her Bachelors in Arts in Psychology from The University of Notre Dame. Grace completed Emotion Focused Therapy training to work with couples.

Specialties

Grace sees Adults (18+) and Couples and specializes in:
 

  • Relational conflict and injury
  • Navigating life transitions (college and graduate school, breakups, new relationships, etc.)
  • Anxiety and perfectionism
  • Adult family relationships and boundaries
  • Identity concerns and self esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression

My Book Recommendations

Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo
Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke

My Interests

I love stories so I thoroughly enjoy TV, movies, and have grown to love reading fiction, dystopian novels, and horrors/thrillers by diverse authors.

I’m a big fan of going for walks, thrift shopping, recommending restaurants, writing, and dancing.

Availability / Private Pay Rates

Current Availability: Waitlist Only

Individuals: $150 per 50-55 minute session
Couples: $185 per 50-55 minute session.

ARE YOU READY?

We’d love to start a conversation

We will provide you with tools to relieve your distress and help you sort out how you got here so that you can move forward in your life with clarity and intention.