Lindsey Minchen, MA

Lindsey Minchen

Lindsey completed her Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Friends University in the Kansas City metro area in 2016, graduating with honors. Her clinical internship was at a church where she served clients from the church as well as clients from the surrounding community. She then served as a Residence Director in a college setting for a total of five years. She feels best equipped to work with teenagers and young women in early adulthood who are struggling with identity, faith, relationships, divorce in the family, and general anxiety/depression. She was raised in a ministry family and has great empathy for anyone in that position who wants to process realities that are involved in that calling.

Each client is unique, and Lindsey values approaching problems with a systemic lens, looking at all of the relational factors involved in the person’s life to assess their wellbeing. She finds it helpful to utilize attachment theory, Bowenian theory, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to frame the therapeutic process. Faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of Lindsey’s life and she would be elated to involve that in the therapy process if that is something the client is also interested in bringing into the sessions. Some aspects of life that bring her joy include: quality time with her husband, coffee, and travel—both home and abroad!

Areas of Focus:

Anxiety/Depression, Faith Issues, Identity, Impact of Divorce, Relationships, Women's Issues

Education:

Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy - Friends University (2016)