Dr. Xan Banker

I teach practical and research based tools that help manage anxiety and depression. Therapy helps manage current levels of distress as well as underlying unresolved pain from the past. I encourage the process of developing an authentic and integrated relationship to one’s self and others. At the same time, I often give direct advice. I have provided psychotherapy for over 23-years and believe it works! I am aware that most people seek therapy after having had many attempts to address their symptoms alone and remained confused. I want to join you in the journey of healing and growth.

My approach pays special attention to the relationships and how they impact our mental and physical health. My treatment modalities, include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, life-span developmental approaches, attachment theory and research. I incorporate current research about human behavior, relationships, and the brain.

Education

  • Psy.D. Psychology University of St. Thomas
  • M.A. Psychology St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Psychology & Child Psychology University of Minnesota

Work History

  • IPC Psychologist
  • Hamm Clinic, Staff Psychologist, Community Relations Liaison
  • University of Minnesota Counseling and Consulting Services,
  • Pre-Doctoral Intern
  • University of Minnesota-Division of Epidemiology, Public Health Specialist
  • Center for Grief, Licensed Psychological Practitioner
  • Neighborhood Involvement Program, Practicum Counselor
  • Hennepin County Training and Employment Services Program,
  • Senior Social WorkerIPC – Clinical Social Worker

Theoretical Orientation

Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral, Mindfulness

Specialties

Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Divorce, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues

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