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Katie Kinzer, LPCC

  • About
    • Position: Art Therapist
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I am a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. My specialties include working with grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and depression. My work is two-fold here at CentraCare – Coborn Cancer Center. I provide short-term emotional support for cancer patients and their caregivers by teaching skills for coping and allowing space for healing while overcoming the stressors of cancer. I also run the art therapy program. Art therapy is using art to gain non-art related goals such as reduction of stress, anxiety, and increasing overall mood. When attending art therapy, no art experience is needed, just an open mind.

    Why I Love My Work
    I chose to go into art therapy for my love art as well as love for helping others. What I enjoy most about my job is seeing people heal by gaining joy, creating new attitudes, and having a new outlook on life.

    Getting to Know Me
    My husband and I have three children, two dogs, and one cat. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, making art, being in nature, drinking coffee, and traveling.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO