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Kyle Darnall, LP,PsyD

  • About
    • Specialties: Psychology
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I have three primary practice areas: outpatient behavioral health therapy; behavioral sleep medicine; and psychological testing/assessment.

    My outpatient therapy is focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on the relationships between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. People often develop habits in the way they think, feel and act. These habits may have worked very well in the past but may be causing problems now. Using CBT can help examine these habits and learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

    Behavioral sleep medicine is focused on helping people get better sleep. I enjoy this work because the need for sleep is universal and improving sleep improves thinking, feeling and physical health. I practice a specific kind of CBT called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia which focuses on the biological aspects of sleeping and waking in addition to our habitual thoughts, feelings and behaviors which may get in the way of good, consistent sleep.

    Most of my psychological testing/assessment has focused on adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and memory evaluations.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy the diversity of my work. I am always learning of new approaches to help patients improve their functioning.

    Getting to Know Me
    I enjoy traveling with my family, scuba/free-diving, mountain climbing, boating, exploring Minnesota, cooking (mostly curries), martial arts/yoga, reading sci-fi and mysteries.

    • Training
      University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
    • College
      Master's Degree, Naropa University, Contemplative Psychotherapy

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