Dacia Oberhelman, PhD is Post-Doctoral Resident at Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions. She provides individual psychotherapy and psychological testing services for adolescents and adults (ages 12+) at the Natalis University Avenue location both in person and via telehealth. Dacia also provides counseling and psychological testing at Child & Teen Medical Center, an established partnership with Natalis to increase access to behavioral health services in primary care settings.
Dacia primarily uses a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a humanistic approach. She uses evidenced-based approaches while also striving to be open, flexible, and validating. Dacia works to create a space where individuals can evaluate and understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors within the contexts of their life. In her work, she aims to emphasize the whole individual to not only understanding a person’s suffering but also their purpose, values, and strengths.
Outside of her clinical work, Dacia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, reading, and drinking iced coffee.
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Dr. Oberhelman completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center working specifically with underserved groups, including adults, adolescents, and children, through rural telehealth outreach and integrated primary-care behavioral health settings. She has experience working with individual across the life-span and has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, adjustment, grief, women’s mental health, and chronic pain and health conditions. Dr. Oberhelman completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Oberhelman is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA), and serves on leadership councils for the Division 17 Section on Positive Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association.
Dacia sees clients at the University Avenue location and at Blaine Child and Teen Medical Center. Dacia is supervised by Dr. Greg Picker, Ph.D., L.P.