Molly Hines – MA, LPCC
Mental Health Professional
Molly received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The University of St. Thomas and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at St. Catherine University. During her time at St. Kate’s, she also discovered an affinity for biology and the physical sciences; hence her continued interest in studying and understanding the biological basis of behavior and psychopathology.
Molly has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings. Her previous experiences include working with young adults at a college counseling center using faith-integration treatment modalities, providing in-home therapy services to adults experiencing Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), as well as several years’ experience working on a behavioral admissions team for a large hospital system. Most recently, Molly has worked with an agency serving children and adolescents in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. During her career, she spent her early years working as a member of the Admissions and Intake Department at the inpatient psychiatric hospital with primary responsibilities of completing Diagnostic Assessments for new patients. She then transitioned into the outpatient world, working as an integrated mental health therapist housed within a pediatrician clinic.
As a clinician, Molly is well-versed in coordinating and consulting with interdisciplinary teams to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients. She has valuable experience working with high acuity patients presenting with self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Her proficiencies include utilizing crisis intervention and de-escalation skills, providing immediate safety assessments, and determining appropriate level of care based on an individual’s needs and clinical presentation.
Molly has clinical interests in working with adolescents and young adults, ages 12 and up, as well as with their parents/guardians/families/partners with hopes of meeting the patient where they are at and creating a collaborative, safe, and therapeutic space for all. Her work is rooted in a solution-focused approach utilizing cognitive behavioral interventions to enhance ability to better cope with a full variety of life’s anxieties and transitions. When working with Molly, a client should know she practices with a strength-based mindset acknowledging and celebrating a client’s progress and triumphs, no matter how large or small they may seem. Molly emphasizes to her clients that so long as we are moving forward, we are going somewhere, and you don’t have to walk that path alone.
- M.A. - University of St. Thomas
- B.A. - St. Catherine University
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor