Bryon McDonald

Bryon McDonald

MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

About Me

Finding a therapist that you connect with can be a daunting task, so let me tell you a little about myself. I received my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Olaf College. I completed two internships: one at Baker University where I counseled college students on a variety of issues; and the other at the University of Kansas's Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States where I researched and counseled highly creative and gifted high school students.

Treatment Approach

I approach therapy through a person-centered lens, informed by Humanistic and Psychodynamic theories and utilizing techniques from an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. I utilize a common factors framework, and appreciate that every client I see is unique and special. I work very hard to create a warm, supportive environment in which strengths are uncovered and clients are challenged and encouraged to grow.

I specialize in treating anxiety and depression, and am experienced in treating ADHD, Bipolar, PTSD and trauma, relationship issues, identity and diversity issues, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, domestic abuse, sexual assault and violence, personality disorders, alcohol & drug dependencies, Autism spectrum, obsessive compulsive disorders, suicidal ideation and self-harm. Regardless of what you are facing, I will make you feel safe, heard, and empowered to make positive changes in your life.


Years in Practice: 6 Years
School: University of Kansas
Year Graduated: 2012
License No. and State: 2127 Minnesota