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Catherine Jaksha

DBT Team Lead


Year Joined: 2020
Years of Experience: 6


University of Minnesota-Duluth - BS
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, St. Mary's University - MA, MA



Areas of Experience
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use

More About Catherine Jaksha

Clinical Interests:

I am passionate about providing support for clients with substance use and mental health concerns. I work with adults experiencing a variety of mood disorders; including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bi-polar disorders, and those experiencing trauma/PTSD, panic disorders, and personality disorders. I also work with individuals struggling with stress management, codependency, anger, shame, guilt, self-esteem, grief/loss, and drug and alcohol concerns.

Clinical Approach:

My clinical approach is theoretical integration and client centered. I focus on the quality of the person to person therapeutic relationship with my clients to facilitate client awareness and emotional growth utilizing a compassionate, empathetic, and trauma informed approach. I utilize multiple approaches in a holistic manner in order to focus on utilizing an approach or combination of approaches that best fits each client and their individual circumstances. A few of the approaches I incorporate into my practice are; Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Prolonged Exposure, (DBT-PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).


I am a Therapy Dog Community Volunteer through Therapy Dogs International and love taking my therapy dog to visit various institutions/locations to provide affection, comfort and support to individuals. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, going to the movies, going out to restaurants and reading.

Clinic Contact Info

Maplewood Clinic

1856 Beam Ave, Suite 200
Maplewood, MN 55109

(651) 661-6550