Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW


Charlene is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. She obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University in 2012, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Central University in 2009. She grew up on the Iron Range and has enjoyed working as a therapist in the Iron Range area for the past 8 years and in the mental health field for the past 12 years.

Charlene provides treatment to adults of all ages, and uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of each individual including: Internal Family Systems, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Memory Reconsolidation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)- for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more. She has skills, experience, and training in providing therapy for people struggling with a wide range of difficulties including but not limited to the following: panic attacks, obsessive compulsive symptoms, unwanted intrusive thoughts, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, grief, co-occurring mental health and addiction issues, life transitions and adjustments, trauma from a wide range of experiences, feelings of shame, self injurious behaviors, and more.  Outside of the office, Charlene likes to stay involved in her community, spend time reading, learning new things, singing, writing, and spending quality time with her husband.

Charlene practices at the Cook, Tower, and Floodwood clinics.