Center For Education Psychology Instructor

Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW

Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her graduate training emphasized clinical social work, primarily mental health. She spent 12 years working with adults who have serious and persistent mental illness, with a range of diagnoses. In 2004, she joined and became a partner at DBT Associates, which was one of the first outpatient standard DBT clinics in Minnesota. It was also the first mental health clinic in Minnesota providing RO DBT. Kristen and her spouse became owners of DBT Associates in 2019. Kristen is intensively trained in RO DBT, is a certified RO DBT supervisor and trainer and is a member of the Adolescent Steering Committee. She provides individual RO DBT therapy to adolescents and adults, in addition to co-facilitating a RO DBT skills training class for adults and a class for adolescents. She is a member of the RO DBT US Senior Clinician team and was the first RO clinician in the US to become certified as a supervisor and intensive trainer. Kristen is an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas for the master’s level social work program. She has a passion for teaching and RO DBT. Her other loves are running with her golden retriever, gardening, camping, rock climbing with her daughter, sharing music with her son, and chilling out on Friday nights with her spouse.

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