Minnehaha Therapy

Gentle, Meaningful, and Effective

Sarah Johnston, MSW, LICSW

Therapy can be meaningful for people in many ways. Sometimes it's about finding support through life transitions, exploring family and relationship issues, or managing depression and anxiety.

No matter the issue, I believe that therapy can help most people deepen understanding by having a safe place to explore emotional experiences. I work with my clients to develop goals and priorities to make the most of our time together.

Areas of Support

  • Life transitions and adjustment
  • Relationship concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting struggles
  • Chronic illness
  • Exploring family of origin
  • Attachment
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Managing stress
  • Identity exploration
  • Working with teenagers
  • Experience serving LGBT individuals and families
  • Grief and loss

Supporting Motherhood

One of my passions is supporting women through the emotional challenges of motherhood.

  • Fertility struggles
  • Overwhelming emotions during pregnancy
  • Recovering from a traumatic birth experience
  • NICU experiences and prematurity
  • Adjusting to life with a new baby
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Abortion
  • Miscarriage, or infant loss

Treatment Approaches

I use a combination of approaches depending on the needs of my clients. However, I primarily draw from psychodynamic theory, client-centered therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. If my clients have any questions about treatment modalities, I welcome this discussion in sessions.


Sessions are typically 45-50 minutes long. During the first session, I spend a lot of time gathering information to get an understanding of my clients and the situation. It is typical that in subsequent sessions the flow is more organic and driven by client need.


Cost Per Session
  • Initial Diagnostic Session (60-90 mins): $160.00
  • Individual Session (45-50 mins): $125.00
  • Couples / Family Sessions (45-50 mins): $140.00
Clinical Supervision

$60-75 Per Hour

Sliding Scale

Yes. Please inquire.


Accepted Payments

Cash, Check, and Credit Card

  • Preferred One
  • HealthPartners