Elaina Vig, Social Worker (Pre-Licensed) in Minnesota

Elaina Vig, MSW, LGSW

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Hi! My name is Elaina Vig (she/they). If you are LGBTQIA+ and looking for a therapist that "gets it", then you've come to the right place!

I provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential space where you are free to be you. Some areas that I may be helpful: gender and sexuality issues and exploration, disordered eating, depression, anxieties, pet loss, life transitions, & unprocessed traumas. We'll work together to see new perspectives and heal the inner you. I am a Queer, Mixed Race Therapist who values equity, learning, adventure, humor, and compassion. I believe that humans have the ability to change and grow throughout their lifespan- we are not stagnant. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at the YWCA, picking up a good horror or psychological thriller book, watching the Golden Girls, hanging out with my 2 dogs- Rue and Sal (yes… their names are connected to the Golden Girls— so is my fish, Sophia) and writing poetry. Being a therapist wasn't my initial goal growing up as a kid- actually, I fucking hated them but an amazing therapist changed my mind and inspired me to take a different direction in the helping field. I wouldn't change this journey for the world. I hope to prompt thought so you can make the changes that feel authentic and genuine to the you that you want to be. If you are looking for a sassy, appropriately humorous, and overly swear word-y therapist– I'm it!

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Biracial
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$140.00 - $235.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
Preferred One
Self-Pay Only

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Social Worker (Pre-Licensed)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Minnesota
Masters of Social Work