Elsa Kraus MS, LAMFT, Psychotherapist, Psychotherapy in Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102

Elsa Kraus

MS, LAMFT, Psychotherapist

Elsa Kraus

MS, LAMFT, Psychotherapist

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision Supervisor: LMFT
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 3552
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $100/50-minute session; Reduced rates available for those experiencing financial hardship.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Evening Availability


555 7th St. W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to helping is to lead with compassion, understanding, and respect. We all need help along our journeys at times, and I am here to meet you where you are at, and assist you in meeting your goals. I have a deep passion for sitting with people through their darkest times in life. In therapy, I will provide you with the extra support, skills, and tools, in a non-judgmental and healing atmosphere. Together, we can build more joy, hope, and passion in your life.

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues, including traumatic stress, addiction, and relational distress. I help individuals build a better understanding and relationship with themselves, and the people around them. When working with couples and families, I strive to help each member learn new ways of tuning into their emotional experiences, communicating, managing stress/conflict, and creating structure that is more supportive of everyone involved.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have specialized training to treat traumatic stress (PTSD). The modality I use is called Narrative Exposure Therapy, an evidenced-based treatment that can help reduce the symptoms that people often experience when they survive a traumatic event or multiple events.
I have completed Level 1 of Emotionally-focused Couples Therapy, an evidenced-based treatment help couples grow their love for one another.
I am also experienced in help people overcome addiction, specifically gambling and substance use.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Abuse survivors, people struggling with addiction, families going through life transitions, couples experiencing relationship struggles

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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