Providing a safe, supportive space to explore, understand & heal.

Kaycie Dale

Area of Practice

Therapy can be a wonderful source of healing and change. Developing a trusting relationship with my clients allows us to explore behavioral patterns that help myself and them understand why significant patterns reoccur.

Healing takes place in relationships.

My approach to client engagement is collaborative. Together, we explore your unconscious thoughts and behaviors to find meaning and connection. I value warmth and humor. I believe that bringing your authentic self to therapy is the best way to keep moving forward. That’s something that I hold myself to as well.

Our familial roles, or the ways we operate in our families, were assigned a long time ago. We often spend our lives repeating and reinforcing these formative inner scripts.

These scripts and familial roles can shape our lives and influence how we relate to others, to ourselves, and inform how we experience life.

Internal defenses can be built to protect us as children. However, these same defenses can hinder our progress and affect our relationships as adults.

Psychodynamic work helps us collaboratively identify unhealthy patterns and behaviors. In so doing, we can uncover and realize that not everything we think is necessarily true. Your inner script isn’t always reality and your familial roles aren’t always who you are—you are so much more than the stories you were told, and the stories you tell yourself matter even more than you know.

It’s never too late to re-examine yourself and your needs right now, make forward-looking changes, or to truly embrace your authentic self.

Therapy Specialization

Psychotherapy is a source of healing and change. We often find ourselves repeating the same patterns without knowing why or understanding how to break free of these unhealthy cycles. By working together with my clients, we can identify and begin to understand these patterns and get to the underlying root of where and how they developed. This process helps to give my clients better understanding of their own emotional experience, thoughts, and behaviors.

Psychodynamic therapy is an intensive weekly psychotherapy that focuses on understanding ourselves and the way we interact with the world by uncovering our unconscious thoughts and feelings. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to this process.

My therapeutic style is collaborative, supportive, and engaging. I value warmth, humor, and strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for my clients to explore, understand, and heal.

My work is psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed. I see clients from across the gender spectrum and am affirming of all gender identities and sexualities. I have done extensive work with immigrants and refugees and welcome clients from all racial and cultural identities.

  • Anxiety and worry
  • Life transitions
  • Service Industry community
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Low self esteem and self worth
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Complex family dynamics
  • Grief and loss
  • Personal growth
  • Childhood trauma

Kaycie Dale

About Kaycie

Traveling is a passion of mine. I have lived in three states and three countries. I speak Spanish. I love to dance and see live music. Trying out new restaurants and cuisines is a passion of mine. I like to walk around my community with my little dog named Chico.

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota - Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • University of Minnesota - Master's of Social Work in Clinical Social Work
  • Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute - two-year fellowship

Professional Background

  • Intern at Nicollet Square- a supportive housing unit for previously homeless youth. In partnership with YouthLink
  • Two year fellowship at MPSI- a psychodynamically informed neighborhood low-fee clinic providing mental health services to those without insurance
  • Bilingual aide for St Paul Public Schools Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)
  • ESL teacher for employees at HCMC and Franklin Street Bakery
  • Business English teacher for professional adults in Quito, Ecuador with Inlingua
  • 20 year member of the service industry

Certifications & Associations:

  • LGSW, MN Board of Social Work (27390)
  • Graduate of MN Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program
  • Member of the MN Psychoanalytic Society’s executive committee
  • Member of MN Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification

Lets Talk!

I look forward to hearing from you whether you are requesting your first appointment or just have questions. I generally return phone calls and emails the same day, and within 24 hours at the latest. If you are interested in setting up an initial consultation, please fill out the form below so that we can find a time to connect briefly by phone. From there, we can set up an appointment.