Our Team

Dr. Ashley Junghans-Rutelonis – PhD, LP

Director of Outpatient Psychotherapy

Dr. Junghans-Rutelonis is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Outpatient Psychotherapy at Lorenz Clinic. She is fortunate to work with a strong team of professionals at Lorenz to direct the individual, group, family, and couples therapy services, as well as the psychological testing service.

Dr. Junghans-Rutelonis has worked in multiple healthcare systems within the state of Minnesota including Hennepin Healthcare, Mayo Clinic (where she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine), the Department of Pain, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine in the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Behavioral Healthcare Providers / M Health Fairview. Through her unique combination of operational skill and clinical knowledge, she has restructured training and education programs, improved communication pathways between leadership and staff, supported provider wellness, and improved the quality of the patient care experience. As the BHP Clinical Manager, she led a team of over 50 clinicians as they utilized technological innovation and clinical expertise to provide telemedicine crisis intervention and assessments to thousands of patients annually in rural, suburban, and metro-area Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Junghans-Rutelonis utilizes a trauma and family systems informed approach, as well as components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief-Therapy. In her supervision work with other clinicians, she utilizes an Integrative Model (i.e., Feminist, Cognitive-Behavioral, Integrated Development Models). She feels fortunate to provide clinical services across age ranges and presenting mental health concerns, partnering with patients and their families as they engage in care.

Dr. Junghans-Rutelonis is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, has presented more than 50 times to medical and psychological professionals, and has received accolades for her teaching and staff engagement strategies. In her time away from work and her laptop, she is laughing with her family, reading a book, and sneaking ice cream.

  • Education
  • PhD - Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Clinical Child Psychology - Oklahoma State University
  • B.A., Developmental Psychology - DePaul University
  • Licensure
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
  • Minnesota Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Society of Psychologists in Management
  • Experience
  • Behavioral Healthcare Providers, M Health Fairview
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education and College of Medicine
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
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