Kaitlyn Helfter

Kaitlyn Helfter, MA, LPC
Mental Health Practitioner
LPCC candidate, anticipated in Spring 2025

Phone: (877) 909-5511 ext. 505
Fax: (507) 888-0001

I believe that overall well-being is important to a happy successful life and mental health is one of the main components to overall well-being. I strive to assist anyone in reaching their goals of a fulfilled life through overcoming strong emotions and circumstances. I hope to be a safe space for anyone who needs one. I will provide a client-centered strength-based approach that will be empowering and help build self-esteem. We will often be working through uncomfortable things to reach a state of acceptance and/or change. I will incorporate various methods during our time together including somatic or body-based techniques to find the right fit for the individual.

I grew up in a small town in Iowa before moving to Mankato. My passion to help others comes from times of needing support myself and not having many options within reasonable distance. I want to be able to help people from rural communities get the quality care they deserve. I completed my undergraduate at MSU- Mankato and my graduate degree at Adler Graduate School here in Minnesota. I have been working with individuals and groups since 2018 with a focus on the whole person.

When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love to spend time walking and exploring the local parks. You will also find me inside with a good thriller book or experimenting in the kitchen. I try to stay active and focus on various forms of exercise including Yoga, Pilates, and weight training.



Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology from MSU Mankato in 2018.
Master of Art from Adler Graduate School 2021


Children (age 6 and up), teens, and adults

Specific Therapy Services:

  • Shame
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral issues
  • Substance Use
  • Co-occurring, families
    (Took extra training on Shame and self-loathing through Brene brown resources)

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • (DBT)
  • (EMDR 1 weekend)
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Tapping (ETF)
  • Grief
  • Play Therapy