Education & Background: Kaylene holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services program from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and is working toward obtaining her LPCC licensure. Kaylene received her bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology Pre-Therapy from the University of Northwestern St. Paul in 2016, and has been working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings such as public education, rehabilitation, and private home care since then. Kaylene is currently enrolled in a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program through the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, with the goal of being able to offer the best possible care to clients from diverse backgrounds, and always seeking to learn more about their individual experiences, joys, and struggles.
Kaylene Zickmund, MA
Hello! My name is Kaylene and I am happy you have found your way here. I offer individual therapy to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are looking to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve relationships and communication, or who simply wish to live a more mindful and connected life. My treatment approach is rooted in the desire to help clients find a deeper understanding of their emotions, patterns of thinking, and other mental processes from a client-centered, strength-based treatment perspective. I have experience working with adolescents whose main struggle is social anxiety, and I believe that including the family in a child’s therapy journey is vital to their progress. I approach treatment from a multiculturally competent lens, and have experience working with the Muslim-American community in the Twin Cities. I consider myself an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, and aim to offer gender-affirming care to my clients. I offer a non-judgmental space where I strive to build a strong foundation of trust with my clients so that we can work together to gain insight on life’s stressors and struggles. My goal as a therapist is to encourage each of my clients to develop a deeper awareness to promote positive change in a safe and supportive environment.