Patty Ostberg-Speiker


Patty Ostberg-Speiker


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: 1046 Minnesota
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
Fees: My private pay rates are based on income: $60hr ($39,000 or less), $80hr (40,000-$59,999), $100hr ($60,000-$79,000), $120hr ($80,000-$99,000), and $140hr ($100,000 and up).
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


7575 Golden Valley Rd. Suite 133
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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My Approach to Helping

Our problems can change when we view them through a new therapeutic lens. Is there something preventing you from living your life goals or finding happiness? Working with me, clients are empowered to make meaningful change in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we can explore what is holding you back.

I am experienced in helping clients with relationship struggles, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, and parenting challenges. My modalities for therapy include family systems, EMDR, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Are you overcome with anxiety in work or life situations? Are you struggling with cooperation from your children? Do you find it hard to emotionally regulate while trying to communicate with your partner or as a parent? There are many ways we can problem solve together to help increase positive interactions with the most important areas in your life.

More Info About My Practice

In addition to my work at Foundations Counseling, I work at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health on parenting interventions with military families and couples using evidence-based practices and techniques. As an Army brat myself, I am passionate about the needs of military families and understand the stresses of deployments and reintegrations.

Being a therapist is a second career for me. I have worked in journalism and health care, helping me understand work-life balance issues. I am comfortable helping my clients explore religious and spiritual influences. I am open and affirming of the full range of gender and spiritual identities.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about being a psychotherapist is joining along side others and encouraging them to see challenges in different ways. Every human struggles. All of us will find ways to cope with our stresses, and one of the aspects I most enjoy is coaching others in healthy ways to manage their anxiety. Being in relationship with other people can be hard! Especially if our own families of origin had a difficult time managing conflict. At the core, I most enjoy seeing others begin to use new ways of coping and feeling better.

Services I Provide

  • Family 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

    Military, Parents, Veterans, Dependents, Expats, survivors, traumatized

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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