Annika  Larson
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Annika Larson


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Minnesota Accepting Online
St. Paul Accepting In-person

I welcome clients online or in my St. Paul office - whichever is most comfortable and convenient for you.

Updated September 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation

Professional statement

Annika provides a place of welcome, free from judgment, so clients are safe to explore deep feelings and desires for change and healing. She helps clients clarify their values and remember/discover what they want for their one beautiful life. Annika supports clients as they build their sense of self and move toward healing and wholeness.

Annika has a very relational approach with her clients and believes healing and growth occurs within the authentic relationship between client and therapist. She understands that each individual lives within unique systems that influence their quality of life including their family and friends, school, workplace, community, and broader experience in the world. Her work with clients is trauma-informed, anti-racist, and intersectional.

Annika's background includes working as a school social worker in special education with students experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and neuro-developmental challenges. She supported students’ psycho-social-emotional needs so they could best function in the school setting. She also worked closely with educators who experienced trauma in the workplace.

Prior to working in educational settings, Annika supported the mental health needs of patients and their families as a clinical social worker in Palliative Care in the hospital setting. She tended to the complex emotions surrounding grief and loss as well as adjustments to a medical diagnosis and disease progression. Earlier in her career Annika enjoyed providing therapy to young adults in a community mental health clinic and served as an advocate in a shelter for youth experiencing homelessness.

Annika graduated from the University of St. Thomas/University of St. Catherine with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2004 and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, license number 16881.

Message to clients

You are welcome here to bring your whole self; your thoughts, fears, hopes, struggles, and dreams. Therapy is a unique experience and one that can be life changing and the ultimate act of self-care.

My clients feel supported to work through the repair of a significant relationship or to grieve the loss of one. They may be feeling the weight of depression and anxiety or be seeking a deeper understanding of themselves. Many people are feeling overwhelmed and anxious during these difficult times; seeking support for yourself is wise.

Please don't hesitate to reach out. I appreciate the courage it takes to do so and promise to put you at ease. Welcome!


Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Annika Larson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

St. Paul practice
1599 Selby Avenue, Suite #103, St. Paul , Minnesota 55104
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3pm-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Willow River Therapy, LLC, Mental Health Therapist, 2021 - Present
Karner Blue Education Center/NE Metro 916, Clinical Social Worker, 2016 - 2021
Minneapolis Public School District, School Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Allina Health, Palliative Care Social Worker, 2011 - 2014

University of St. Thomas & University of St. Catherine, MSW: Master of Social Work, 2004
St. Olaf College, Bachelor's degree: Family Studies, 1999


Minnesota: 16881