Marsha McDonald

Marsha McDonald

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Edina, Minnesota

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Personal Statement

Despite your best efforts, sometimes it seems impossible to move on from a painful or traumatic experience. Even if you don’t understand the pain, fear, or sadness that you feel, it doesn’t make it any less destructive. Simply put, you’re not living the life you’d like to, and you can’t find a path toward health and happiness. I am a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist that can help you. I would like to work alongside you to understand the root of your emotional distress and find a way to alleviate its symptoms.

I offer a psychodynamic approach to therapy for adults, who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, and major life transitions. I have a great understanding of cross-cultural influences, as I have spent many years working overseas. I also have extensive experience working with women who face post-partum depression, anxiety over adoption, and other pregnancy issues. The objective of my practice is to provide clients with context into the events and behaviors that have stunted their personal growth and inhibited their happiness.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults

Therapy Specialties

  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $150-$150

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 14892 Minnesota 2003


Name Year
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) 2015


Name Duration
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2001


School Degree Major Year
University of St. Thomas/ College of St. Catherine School of Social Work MSW Clinical Social Work 2000