Richard E. Close, DMin, PsyD, LPCC, LICSW, LMFT

Richard has forty years of experience and works from a holistic perspective seeking to integrate mind, body, and spirit. He combines the positive psychology of Alfred Adler, the meaning-centered spiritual therapy of Viktor Frankl, and the strengths-based practical approach of Solution-Focused Therapy, to encourage and guide his clients in clarifying their goals and overcoming their inner and outer challenges to connect, create, and contribute more fully. Richard is also a certified pastoral counselor and an ordained priest and vowed member of a Celtic Christian Order that embraces diversity and a universalist view of spirituality. He is Board-Approved in Minnesota to supervise post-degree licensure candidates for LICSW, LPCC, and LMFT. His recently published book, Assisting Counselors in Moral Distress: From Adlerian Assessment to Logotherapeutic Intervention has been released in five languages. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the counseling psychology master’s program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

LICENSES
LICSW-Minnesota (Supervisor)
LPCC-Minnesota (Supervisor)
LMFT-Minnesota (Supervisor)
LMFT-Wisconsin

EDUCATION:
PsyD, Pastoral Logotherapy, Graduate Theological Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
DMin, Pastoral Counseling, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
MA, Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN
MDiv, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN

Richard sees clients via Telehealth or in-person at the Natalis Woodbury location.

Practice Areas
Depression/Anxiety
Adult ADD
EMDR
Trauma/Post-Traumatic Growth
Couples Counseling
Gender Identity/LGBT
College/Graduate Students
Spirituality/Life Purpose
Developmental /Life Transitions
Career/Workplace
Grief/Loss
Law Enforcement Personnel
Clergy/Seminarians
Men’s Adjustment
Introversion/High Sensitivity (HSP)
Moral Distress/Ethical Dilemmas
Compassion Fatigue
Athletes
Artists/Musicians
Gifted and Highly-Creative People