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Meet Angie Williamson RDN & LPCC 

Hello! My name is Angie Williamson and I am a registered dietitian, turned mental health therapist, living in beautiful central Minnesota! After several years living in the metro area, the lakes and farms of this area called me home. 

My Therapy Philosophy

I have been a Registered, Licensed Dietitian since 2001, working primarily in health prevention and weight management. When I started out as a dietitian, I considered my job to be the food police, telling people what they can and can not eat (this did not go over well with my dad!). However, as I grew personally and professionally, I realized there was far more to staying healthy than counting calories and grams. I realized that individuals have very personal relationships with food and their body and my training as a dietitian wasn’t enough to help people live their best life. 

 

I believe every individual has pivotal moments in his/her life that define the person he/she will become. One of mine was in January, 2015 in a hospital bed at the University of MN, Fairview. I was coming on the end of a week in the hospital for an unknown viral infection that was wreaking havoc on my transplanted kidney (that’s a whole other story for another day), and quite frankly, I was feeling sorry for myself. I remember feeling completely misunderstood by my peers and the medical community. I was “too young” and “looked too healthy” to be sick and yet my health struggles continued to cost me jobs and relationships, not to mention missing important events in my life. That day a light bulb went off…..I need to go back to school for psychology so I could learn how to better help people and become a better dietitian!!! 

 

In February, 2015, just weeks after getting discharged from the hospital, I enrolled in a Master’s program for psychology. I graduated from that program in June, 2018 and spent the next two years learning the craft as a clinical trainee. I officially became a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) on January 1, 2021. I believe it is my life’s purpose to help others. The battles I have fought in my life have made me stronger and more empathetic of the battles that others face. In therapy with me, you will feel like you are heard. My clients have told me that I am like no other therapist they have ever met. In our sessions, you will laugh and you will cry. I will likely join you. All emotions are accepted and encouraged. We will grow together. You are the expert on you. It is not my “job” to tell you how to live your life. I will walk alongside you and give you the tools you need to reach your personal goals.  

 

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques in therapy, depending on your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for many of my clients; however, as I continue to learn and grow in my profession, I have found techniques based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be more effective. I continue to stay abreast of nutrition research and practice as a dietitian. 

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Chronic illnesses, including cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and chronic pain

  • Eating disorders

  • Obesity and weight management, including bariatric surgery

  • Lyme disease, PANS and PANDA

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorders

  • Emotion regulation

  • Impulse regulation disorders, such as ADHD

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Parent-child conflicts

  • Parenting strategies

  • Trauma 

  • Stress management

  • Anger

  • Body image

  • Whole health and disease prevention

  • Gut microbiome, nutrition and inflammation and their role in mental health

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Grief

  • Veterans

  • Adolescents/teens

  • Adults

  • Individuals and families

  • Foster kids and their foster families

  • Farm families, couples & individuals

Contact 

Phone: 320.424.0795

Email: angie@northcountrycounseling.net

Appointment Availability:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays