“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Libby is a licensed clinical therapist who believes that we all have unique experiences that shape our perspectives. Through self-awareness, vulnerability and understanding, we can all grow to become more resilient and confident individuals. Libby values the importance of the relationship between therapist and client. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, insight oriented, and client-centered, using a multidisciplinary approach to meet each client’s individual needs. Her techniques include the following therapies: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral, Trauma Informed Care, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Play Therapy..
While Libby sees clients of any age, she has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents. She believes in the importance of early intervention, and sees children as young as age five. Areas of special interest include: anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, parent coaching, life transitions, and stress management.
University of Iowa
Currently pursuing Registered Play Therapy certification.
Resources Libby often recommends to her clients:
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A.
I Thought It Was Just Me (But it Isn’t) by Brenè Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Libby sees clients in our Minneapolis and Edina offices.
Cabot Psychological Services has a team of highly trained professionals to assist you with your specific needs. Meet The Team
Libby Dunnigan, MSW, LICSW
Minnesota License #27953
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available and we accept most insurance.
Meet Opie, Libby's therapy dog (well, in training to be an official therapy dog). Opie is a calm, lovely, hypoallergenic mini goldendoodle who wants to snuggle with you (or not) when you come to see Libby.
Please let Libby know if you prefer to have a canine-free session.
Libby is an independent contractor working with Cabot Psychological Services.