Nova Bradford - Licensed Graduate Social Worker / Psychotherapist

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I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and current difficulties. However, I have a particular interest in working with issues related to human sexuality, including difficulties with sexual functioning and desire. I work with individuals of all gender and sexual identities, and I am passionate about working with members of LGBTQ+ community.

I work with individuals, couples, and groups to address many concerns in therapy, including relationship difficulties; trauma and post-traumatic stress; out-of-control, compulsive, or problematic sexual behaviors; sexuality and substance use; coping with HIV seroconversion and changes in sexuality related to diagnosis; sexual and gender identity exploration; and sexuality in relation to gender transition, including gender-affirmative hormone therapy or surgeries.

I hold a Master of Social Work  from the University of Minnesota, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health and a minor in Sexual Health. I also hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. My approach to therapy is rooted in intersectional and queer feminism, sex positivity, trauma-informed care, risk-reduction, and intimate justice paradigms. I am trained in Feminist Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). I am the current Student Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH).

APPOINTMENTS

For information on Rainbow Health's Therapy and Counseling services, visit www.RainbowHealth.org/clinic. To make an appointment, call 612-373-9160 or email us at clinic@rainbowhealth.org.