Emily Charakas (They/Them)

BA; MA Candidate
Accepting Clients

Hello, I'm Emily! I am working as a Clinical Trainee at Authentic Roots Therapy, under the supervision of Amy Senapatiratne, LMFT.

Clinical Trainee in Minneapolis, MN
Supervised by Amy Senapatiratne, LMFT

About My Clients

I work with individuals, couples, and polycules who are struggling to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, trauma, and life stressors. I work with 12+ adolescents and adults. I strive to be an antiracist, multiculturally competent, LGBTQIA+ affirming, poly-affirming, kink-friendly clinician.

My Background and Approach

We all have our own life stories, strengths, and obstacles. Life can be challenging, but within each of us lies a wellspring of strength, whether we can see it or not. My goal as a mental health counselor is to create a space where we can meet in a genuine and authentic way to identify and overcome the obstacles that are creating conflict and distress in your life. I believe in fostering a collaborative space where we can explore your life story together. I use an approach that will focus on building up your strengths to help you rediscover your self-worth. Together, we can work to find a sense of meaning, direction, and purpose. We can find ways to help you overcome your life stressors, and how to accept and find peace with the things in your life you cannot change. I use a person-centered, strengths-based approach that integrates experiential therapy with Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have been working in the mental health field for 5 years. I have worked as a victim advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault; a case manager for people with severe and persistent mental illness, and as a psychiatric technician that supports clients receiving ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant mental health disorders. I view therapy through a systemic lens, meaning we'll consider how your family, social circles, and societal influences have impacted you. By examining these different angles, we can gain a deeper understanding of what makes you, you. I believe that everyone deserves a space where they can feel safe to be their genuine self. I understand that trust is earned, not given, and strive to show up for my clients in a way that allows for authenticity, accountability, and acceptance.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • Healthpartners
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150/session


6122082324 Email Emily
7077 Northland Circle North
Suite #330
Minneapolis, MN 55428

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