Staff

Clinical Fellows/Therapists

The therapists at the MPSI Psychotherapy Center are taking part in a one- or two-year clinical fellowship.  Each clinical fellow is at least a masters level mental health practitioner working toward licensure or a mid-career licensed psychotherapist deepening their clinical skills. All clinical fellows receive intensive supervision, training, and consultation to support the therapy that they provide.
 

Caysha Borchert, BA

Caysha received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. Following graduation she spent two years working on the psychiatric and substance use units of a hospital. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use, legal concerns, trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and life transitions. Caysha promotes a safe space for difficult issues to be explored and assists clients in recognizing patterns in their life and relationships, experiencing and tolerating emotions, and recognizing unconscious defenses. She would like to see her clients define and live out fulfilled lives and believes this is possible through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship.

Kaycie Dale

Kaycie is currently pursuing her Master’s of Social Work. She had worked with homeless youth, Spanish speaking children and families, and in the public school system. She has lived and worked abroad in both Ecuador and Spain. She specializes in seeing clients with depression, relationship issues, and anxiety. She enjoys travel, going to concerts, and yoga.

Patricia Holdahl, MSW, LGSW

Patty completed her Master of Social Work degree in the area of Clinical Mental Health and her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She brings more than six years of experience working with adults with serious mental illness and/or developmental disabilities in clinic, home, and community-based settings. Patty is passionate about psychotherapy and works from the stance of a collaborative partnership in order to gain compassion, self-understanding, and growth. It is a journey taken together, but the focus is you–where you were, where you are, and where you want to be.

Danielle M. Kasprzak, MSW, LGSW

Dani received her Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 2016. She has provided individual and group psychotherapy to adults with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, gender and sexuality concerns, trauma, and other more serious or persistent mental illnesses. She specializes in providing a safer and affirming space for individuals from marginalized groups, including people of color and the LGBTQ, poly, and kink communities. Having worked in scholarly book publishing for ten years, she also has extensive experience working with people in academia and is sensitive to their unique concerns. Dani uses a gentle and in-depth style to help her clients learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings, identify hidden patterns, and develop a greater sense of inner calmness and confidence. Her work is strongly influenced by both contemporary psychoanalytic theory and feminist theory, and she believes deeply in the healing power of relationships.

Kate McRaith, MSW, LGSW

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. Kate has experience working in several crisis and acute mental health settings, including inpatient facilities, day treatment programs, and residential mental health settings. She has a wealth of experience with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. Her interests include working with individuals experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, depression, trauma, caregiver fatigue, loss of personal direction, abuse history, relationship struggles, life transitions, and attachment disorders. Kate is committed to building a strong collaborative relationship with clients by offering support and healing.

Angela Porter

Angela Porter received a Master of Clinical Social work from Augsburg University and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. Angela spent the past year working with homeless youth and providing psychotherapy services to adolescents. While rewarding, an interest in psychodynamic focused psychotherapy with adults brought her to MPSI. Additionally, Angela has extensive experience training horses and is interested in studying non-verbal communication and how it relates to psychotherapeutic practice.

Natalie Taber, MA, MSW, LGSW

Natalie received her Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Hendrix College. Natalie’s experience is grounded in exploration of identity, spiritual and philosophical questioning and conflict. In her clinical practice she works with clients struggling with trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, relational problems, and attachment concerns. She enjoys working with clients involved in non-traditional relationships (i.e., polyamory and kink) and exploring LGBTQ issues (including transgender and gender non-conforming experiences). Natalie believes that feeling seen and heard by your therapist in a non-judgmental and nurturing space is essential for the work of therapy. She brings a gentle yet direct approach to the partnerships with her clients in working to explore challenges and work for change. For the last twenty years she has worked in collective and community for economic, racial, environmental, and gender/sexuality justice.