Katherine Snell (formerly Starr)
Katherine Snell (Starr) attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2007. She then attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family therapy in 2013. She is licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Board of Behavioral Health.
While in clinical practice she has worked with clients with a variety of diagnoses. During her graduate school practicum, she worked as a mental health intern at St. David’s Center in the autism day treatment program. Her first position following obtaining her degree was providing adult rehabilitative mental health services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness where she worked for approximately one year. From there she began working for the Minnesota Autism Center as a Behavioral Therapist and worked there for one year. In 2015, Katherine began working for Lighthouse Psychological Services, Inc. as an individual and group therapist for developmentally disabled adult males who had engaged in sexually harming behaviors. Lighthouse Psychological Services, Inc. is where she discovered her passion for trauma treatment and working with those who have engaged in sexually harming behaviors. In 2017 Katherine began working at Steps For Change, as a Clinical Therapist, with juveniles who engaged in sexually harming behaviors. On March 27, 2018, she was promoted to the Clinical Supervisor and worked in that role until January 2022. Since that time Katherine worked at CARE Counseling providing individual, couple, and family therapy and at MHealth Fairview providing group therapy. In September 2023 she began working at Lyn Lake Psychotherapy providing clinical supervision and individual, couple, and family therapy and has also continued to supervise clinicians at Steps For Change.
Katherine operates from a systemic approach when working with individuals, couples, and families. Her approach to therapy is an integrative and transtheoretical approach in which she utilizes a variety of therapeutic models and interventions to inform treatment including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).