Erik Kersten (He/Him)

MA Clinical Trainee
Not Accepting Clients

I look forward to supporting you on your journey as you embrace a more fulfilled, purposeful, and content relationship with life.

Mental Health Counselor in Eagan, MN
Supervised by Dr. Mary Tinucci LICSW DSW

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My focus and desire is to work with those who are facing challenging questions, circumstances, and doubts about their place in this world. From adolescents to middle-aged adults, I am eager to walk with you on the journey of self discovery, empowerment, and healing. I specifically look forward to working with those with past trauma, general anxiety, depression, grief, and mood related challenges.

My Background and Approach

I take a client-centered Existential approach to therapy that incorporates bits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness/Breathwork Practices, Narrative Therapy, and trauma-informed therapeutic techniques. I find value in the truth that you are the holder and creator of the purpose and fulfillment you seek in your life. Through providing a safe and non-judgmental environment, reframing, gaining practical tools, and coming to radical acceptance of yourself and the world, I hope to support you as you face challenges that life brings your way. I believe that value and goodness is innate in all people but the whims of life often distort and tamper with how we relate to one another, ourselves, and our world. Through your work with me, we will explore your strengths, process your griefs, identify your needs, and take practical steps toward a fuller life as defined by YOU!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Often when we resist engaging in the challenges and stressors we encounter in life. Discontentment, depression, and anxiety soon follow. Unfortunately, we live in a world is full of unexpected things that often reinforce our resistance to change and facing the greatest challenges in our lives. I believe that all people are operating on three fundamental systems, the body, the mind, and the soul or spirit. These three areas offer unique insight and opportunities for growth, self acceptance, and wellbeing regardless of how you identify, look, what you believe, or how you think. It is my believe that all people are capable of embracing a full life and that it is through our momentary decisions and experiences that we become the fullest versions of ourselves. As Irvin Yalom once stated "The spirit of a [person] is constructed out of [their] choices." Through engaging the trinity of our existence in acute experiences and challenges, we open the door to fulfillment, purpose, and contentment.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Health Partners
  • BlueCross of Minnesota Medicaid
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English


612-235-4468 Email Erik
2260 Cliff rd.
Eagan, MN 55122

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