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Luke Sloan, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Compassion fatigue
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About me

We don't know what we don't know, until we do. It can be one of the most courageous decisions of one's lifetime to enter onto our own personal journey of healing, to face and be rid of the blocks to being the person we want to be - the strong, full, beautiful, useful person we know we are deep down. If you've made it this far you've certainly been through a lot, and I commend you for persisting when sometimes it feels like you can't. You've gotten to a place in life where you want to understand how what you've been through is affecting you today, what's holding you back, and how precisely to move forward in healing and living your life precisely how you see fit. Not your family, not your boss, not your friends, not your partner. YOU decide how you want to live.

I have a Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and specialize in addiction, childhood trauma/C-PTSD, men's issues, panic/anxiety, depression, spiritual/existential crisis, psychedelic integration, harm reduction, religious abuse/deconstruction, and last but certainly not least cultural deconstruction. I am a cis-white male and ferociously strive to be a competent LGBTQ+ ally. Since we are all unique human beings with our own personal story, I'm a firm believer that no one treatment model is a fit for all. Therefore, I use a blended treatment modality constructed of components from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Attachment Theory.

I commend you for taking the step towards finding your truth, embracing your human experience, and moving towards healing and living the life you want for you. Nelson Mandela said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." As a birthright, you deserve to have access to the peace that already lies deep within you. I believe in you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MN LICSW 27290


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Luke Sloan. 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.

He’s great.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Luke for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great listener, supportive, clearly very experienced and well educated

Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Luke for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Luke really understands cPTSD in a way that helps me to grasp the dynamics of my disorganized thinking to help me understand myself better in all relationships in my life.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Luke for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Luke has been the one person that I have engaged with that understand my complex issue from first hand experiences. I have only had 2 sessions with him and a number of messages back and forth and he is a real person that cares about me as a person and not another number, so to speak. Highly recommend him and I look forward to continued work with him. Thanks Luke.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Luke for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues