Our Team

Christa Bruessel – MA

Clinical Extern

Christa (she/her) provides short-term therapy for adults at the Lorenz Clinic. She has a wide variety of work and training experiences in residential treatment, inpatient settings, corrections, neurocognitive assessment, and outpatient therapy.

Christa’s short-term therapy offerings are well-suited for people who are experiencing difficulties with stressful transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, work-related stress, or relational difficulties. As a clinician, she has particular training and experience working with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and welcomes all orientations and identities into the therapeutic process. She also has an interest in working with people who have experienced developmental or complex trauma, self-injury, and/or substance use problems.

In practice, Christa utilizes therapy from a blended psychodynamic and ACT perspective. She aims to access the depth-orientation of psychodynamic work while also providing practical steps towards meaningful change during stressful moments in life. Christa is also highly attuned to the integration of mind and body in the therapeutic process. Therapy with Christa is highly individualized and can utilize a variety of approaches and interventions to best help each person address the unique circumstances that bring them to therapy.

  • Education
  • M.A. - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • B.A. - Bethel University