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Damaris Axelson

Damaris Axelson, MPS, LPCC, LADC

(She / Her)


Hi there! I'm Damaris, a compassionate and dedicated therapist committed to helping you navigate life's challenges and rediscover your inner strength. With 10+ years of experience in behavioral health, I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals. I am a LGBTQIA-affirming therapist, I'm dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

My style as a therapist can best be described as direct yet empathetic, while also mixing in some humor. We all learn coping strategies that may have worked for us in the past, but at a certain point we realize that these methods aren’t as effective or may even be working against us. I believe that you come to therapy as an expert on yourself, and I expect folks to come to therapy with areas they want to focus on and a willingness to try new things. My hope as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you to learn new ways to reach your goals.

I specialize in working on various types of anxiety, obsessive compulsive and trauma, and I am trained in both ERP for OCD and EMDR for PTSD. I tend to be cognitive behavioral in my approach, weaving in skills from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy. In addition to being an LPCC, I am also a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and I love to work with folks who are questioning their relationship with alcohol and substance use and considering making changes.

When I’m not working as a therapist, I can be found typically knitting some type of garment, hanging out with my partner and our dog, or going to concerts.


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Counseling & Therapy Services in Minneapolis, MN

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."


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