Emma Virden,LGSW

Emma Virden,LGSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Heather Deveny-Leggit, LICSW
Primary Credential: Master of Social Work - 32257
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • United Health Care
Fees: Our office is in network with a variety of insurances and offers a sliding fee scale ranging from $120.00-$180.00.
Free Initial Consultation


Oakdale, Minnesota 55128

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My Approach to Helping

Sessions with me are meant to feel like a conversation where you can be seen and heard and where we tailor the approach to best fit your needs. Client’s can expect a lot of humor, but also consistent transparency, honesty, and compassion. Sessions with me are meant to feel like a conversation where you can be seen and heard and where we tailor the approach to best fit your needs.

I believe in overall health and well-being as the goal, and consider all aspects of a client’s life as we explore how pieces are woven together. I use an integrative approach, incorporating mindfulnesspresence, early experiences, attachment, and neurobiology to support growth and healing. We develop a plan together, with your goals in mind, as we strive to address what might be holding you back from the life you want to live.

With children, I use non-directive play therapy to build self-esteem and confidence as children are provided space to process and integrate their experiences. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the child as well as the parents. I also work with parents to explore their experiences and to support them through the challenges they are facing. Parents can expect a nonjudgmental and supportive space where we explore their concerns and ways to help support the child in and out of sessions. I incorporate psychoeducation on child development, attachment, and neurobiology to establish a more comprehensive understanding and to best meet the child and parents where they are at.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and received my Masters in Social Work from Saint Catherine University. I specialize in working with young children, adults, and parents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, healthy eating, life transitions, emotional regulation, and parenting concerns. Choosing to come to therapy is a difficult decision, and it’s just as difficult to open yourself up to a new therapist. That’s why my focus is always first on building trust and a relationship with clients, establishing a safe space where clients can feel comfortable with being vulnerable and voicing their inner experiences.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I primarily work with children from birth to age 9, adults, and couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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