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Carrie Menk – Northfield Office

Carrie Menk – MSW, LICSW

Carrie Menk

I focus on building a strong foundational relationship with clients, collaboratively developing self-awareness, mood-stabilizing skills and communication tools that allow for the safe reprocessing of difficult experiences and emotions. I work with people who have experienced a range of challenges, from difficulties with life adjustments to complicated trauma and loss.

It is important to me that clients understand that difficult and traumatic experiences can arise from a seemingly “normal” childhood or life event. Therapeutic support and guidance for any destabilizing event or emotion is a valuable resource. Creating compassion for oneself and building up internal resilience are important to the healing journey.

With 15 years of clinical practice, I draw from specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and Yoga Calm to work with a client’s concern from a holistic perspective. I provide short-term therapy with clients on a targeted issue, as well as long-term therapy with clients seeking deeper healing around long-standing, complicated or traumatic life events. I work with populations and groups including adults, older adolescents, college students, the LGBTQA community and people in the midst of life transitions.

Prior to founding Centered Practice, I was an individual, group and family therapist in both a community mental health clinic and for a rural county agency. I also worked for several years as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate social work program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. In 2004 my husband and I moved to rural Rice County from the Twin Cities. Our two children and various pets keep life very interesting.


Northfield Office


Psychodynamic Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Yoga Calm Instruction

Insurance Accepted

Medical Assistance
Preferred One
Mayo Clinic Health Solutions