Richard E. Close, MDiv, DMin, MA, LICSW

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 more fully connect, create, and contribute. 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.

LICENSES
LICSW-Minnesota
LPCC-Minnesota
LMFT-Minnesota and Wisconsin

EDUCATION:
MDiv, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN
DMin, (Doctor of Ministry), Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
MA, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN

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

Practice Areas
Depression/Anxiety
Adult ADD
Trauma/Post-Traumatic Growth
Couples Counseling
Gender Identity/LGBT
College/Graduate Students
Spirituality/Life Purpose
Developmental /Life Transitions
Career/Workplace Goals or Challenges
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