Auden O'Connell (she/her)

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Hi, I'm Auden O'Connell, I'm an autistic artist and art therapist providing neuro-affirming art therapy, EMDR, SE, and talk therapy.

Art Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

  • Individual

About My Clients

I work with neurodivergent and/or LGBTQIA+ adults on a variety of topics including trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am a neurodivergent-affirming therapist and I enjoy working with creative, quirky people.

My Background and Approach

I'm an autistic art therapist (ATR-BC) and therapist (LPCC.) I have been practicing art and talk therapy for over a decade. I provide: art therapy, talk therapy, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing (SE) to individual adult clients. I primarily work utilizing humanistic, feminist, and relational theories.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am neurodivergent and autistic: I believe that my lived experience as a late-identified autistic supports my therapeutic approach and my relationships with my clients. I provide an affirming space: I identify as a queer, white, cisgender woman. I am gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming, as well as poly, ENM, and atypical relationship supporting. I am body neutral: Diet culture is just another form of capitalistic oppression rooted in systemic racism. I work from a Health At Every Size perspective and emphasize exercise as movement and eating as pleasure. I am always learning: I work on an anti-oppressive and anti-racist basis to provide a therapeutic environment that is not only feminist, but also anti-ableist and culturally sensitive.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Healthpartners
  • UCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 250/session


612-509-9987 Email Auden
79 13th Ave NE
Suite 103A
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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