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RANDI BORN - PsyD, LP, MA, LMFT
Individuals/Relationships • Mood • Transitions, Stress & Loss

Randi is a licensed psychologist & a licensed marriage-family therapist with more than 20-years’ experience in the field of psychotherapy. She earned a Doctorate degree (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, after completing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology - Special Concentration in Family Psychology. Additionally, she is a qualified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion, and in Koru Mindfulness methods. Furthermore, she holds a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from the University of Minnesota.

Her professional background includes being a chemical dependency counselor, a family therapist in an adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit, a psychotherapist in a college counseling center, and an eating disorder treatment specialist, along with being an individual and couples therapist in both private and small group practice settings. Randi has served as an adjunct faculty member in graduate-level psychology programs at the University of St. Thomas and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and Argosy University.

At Parkdale Therapy Group, she meets with individuals (young adults to older adults), couples and adult family members. Her practice includes consulting with people on depression, anxiety and fears, relationship and intimacy concerns, body image issues, and problematic eating behaviors. She is particularly honored to work with those struggling with life transitions, grief and loss. She also sees individuals, along with their significant others, who have been impacted by a serious illness, including diagnosis of cancer.

Randi is described as being a warm, sensitive, and nonjudgmental listener. She believes deeply in the inner resources and capacity of her clients. However, she is also quite active and practical, asking questions, sharing ideas and information, and introducing therapeutic strategies, thereby striving to balance both acceptance and change in the process of helping people meet their goals. She has been trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, including couples and family therapy, emotion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, clinical hypnosis, compassion-focused therapy, grief therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness based therapeutic approaches. In this way, she maintains a therapeutic approach that is collaborative, individualized and scientifically informed. Depending on your particular needs, she integrates these approaches, adjusting them to what is comfortable and helpful to you.