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David Winkler-Morey, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 30 years of experience providing mental health services and behavioral supports to youth and families in diverse settings. I recently retired from Minneapolis Public Schools after 20 years working with youth and families of students with anxiety disorders such as school phobia, self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders, learning disorders, focus and attention concerns. I facilitated family change groups, Native student groups, LGBTQ+ and grief and loss support groups. Prior to Minneapolis Public schools, I worked in a variety of settings including the Center for Victims of Torture, The Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, and supervised ICF/MR group home facilities for young adults with multiple disabilities. I have also worked as a community organizer.

I draw from an eclectic array of treatment modalities including Cultural Informed Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Insight Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, and Yoga Calm. Treatment will be based on goals we set together. The ultimate goal will be to help you develop your internal resources, tools, and social support networks to sustain a healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling life.

I am a white male in my early 60’s. I have been involved with equity and social justice work my entire adult life. I live in, have worked in, and highly value multi-racial and multi-cultural communities. I read and speak Spanish, have lived and traveled extensively in Central and South America.

My pronouns are he/him. I live in South Minneapolis with my wife of 39 years. I am a yoga and mindfulness meditation practitioner. I enjoy singing, playing my guitar, swimming, and biking.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MN LICSW 14387


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Winkler-Morey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

My sessions with my therapist, I call, "Camp David," as he forges peace and trust in a safe space. : )

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

David is very accommodating and helpful. Gives me homework which I benefit from. 5 stars

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties