Kiara Westendorf, LGSW


Kiara Westendorf grew up in Duluth, MN, and has recently moved to the Iron Range. She attended the College of St. Benedict for her undergraduate degree in Psychology.  During that time, she worked with a children’s mental health program which taught social, leisure, and relaxation skills to elementary-aged kids. Her passion for helping people inspired her to attend and graduate from the College of St. Scholastica with her Master of Social Work degree. While obtaining her degree requirements, Kiara worked in a community mental health setting with at-risk youth and teens connecting them with and providing therapeutic services. She also has experience working in an adult inpatient mental health unit, an adult partial hospitalization program, and outpatient therapy.  She has a range of experiences working with elementary children, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health needs.

Kiara practices at Cook Medical, Tower Medical, and Eveleth Medical clinics.