Emma Thompson (she/they)

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Hi, I'm Emma! I'm a strong believer that our bodies hold inherent wisdom and that they are trustworthy. I've got fall 2024 openings!

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Minneapolis, MN
Supervised by Tanya Brown, MA, LMFT

About My Clients

I have a special interest in working with clients who are curious about themselves and the world; longing to feel at home in their body; seeking relief from perfectionism, or from habitual cycles they can't seem to step out of; interested in deconstruction work - spirituality, sexuality or otherwise identity related; navigating or processing adverse religious experiences, religious trauma or purity culture; hoping to build stronger, richer relationships and find better ways to navigate conflict.

My Background and Approach

I don't believe we get hurt alone, and don't believe we heal alone! I also believe that the stories we tell ourselves shape our realities, and that therapy is a unique and powerful exploration of those stories. I dream of co-creating a therapeutic environment where you can take up space, breathe a sigh of relief, and be courageous in your exploration of yourself. I resonate with therapy frameworks found in Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with a foundation in embodiment and the impacts of our developmental experiences. I'm Level 3 certified in Integrative Somatic Parts work, and find that the work I do often centers curious and spacious exploration of the sensations that arise with emotion. From my perspective, all parts of us are precious - although occasionally misguided in their efforts to help us. Foundational in my work is the idea that our bodies learn differently than our minds, and I see therapy as a safe place to try on new ideas and rewrite old stories.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a fat and queer person, my work is influenced heavily by my values in anti-racism, anti-capitalism, queer and intersectional feminist theory, fat liberation and disability justice. My approach is direct, collaborative and relational, and our work together will be trauma-informed, sex-positive, and client-led. I have lived experience in high-control religion and am open to work with folks who are looking to do deconstruction of religious trauma.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $95/session


Email Emma
1612C W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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