Dionne Trice

Dionne Trice, Master Level Intern

dionne@thefamilydevelopmentcenter.com

Master’s Level Intern

From very early in life, I have been interested in exploring how our life stories are shaped by our experiences and the meanings we make of them. Thereby, becoming the building blocks by which we construct the next chapter in life.

For nearly 20 years I worked with families and individuals experiencing domestic violence. I’ve worked as an advocate, intake worker, one-to-one, and senior facilitator of support groups. All of it was very rewarding work, be it with perpetrators or victims. Over the years I have grown in my understanding about the impact of trauma and loss, including ambiguous and disenfranchised losses, and how these losses impact our engagement with the world and systems around us. However, it was my earlier work as a youth minister that began my understanding of the importance of family systems and change.

After experiencing additional life transitions and the loss of a child I decided to transition to Marriage and Family therapy. Through our own experiences and as I encountered other mother’s and listened to their stories, it strengthened my desire to learn more and provide individuals and families with a collaborative, non-judgmental, safe, secure and empowering environment in which they could define, develop and establish skills, support systems and narratives that are optimal for them.

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies from Metropolitan State University. I am presently an advanced graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters degree program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I have been married for over 33 years and am the mother of three, with three grands. I am a lover of poetry, theater, dance, foreign films, cartoons/anime/comics, video games and boxing. There isn’t much that I don’t find worthy of curious exploration; so let’s explore together.

I am available for individual, couple and family therapy, and I keep several open appointments each week for new clients.

Payment and Insurance

Dionne accepts:

Private Pay and Sliding Scale

And most plans with:

Aetna
BlueCross BlueShield & BluePlus
Hennepin Health
Medica
Medicaid (Medical Assistance, MN Care)
PreferredOne
UCare
UHC
UMR

Dionne also accepts this specific plan with HealthPartners:

HealthPartners Care (PMAP)


Please contact your insurance company to ensure your health plan includes coverage for mental health services, and to understand your deductible/copay/co-insurance responsibilites.

Clients

Dionne works with individuals, couples, and families ages 8 and older.