Shodo Spring, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis
Sometimes life gets hard. You need all your resources. I can help you access your own wisdom, strength, and courage, and reach out to those around you. I am a psychotherapist with a focus on joy, intimacy, spirituality, and empowerment. I work with people rather than problems, and with the whole person. Still, I have special training and interest in supporting recovery from trauma of all kinds; healing grief, aging, chronic pain/illness; reducing anxiety and depression related to climate change or other immediate threats; and helping activists be true to themselves, fully resourced, and effective in their work.
Most of us live with a deep disconnection from ourselves - our families, our communities, and our own deepest longings. My core work is to help you heal that disconnection and discover what it feels like to be whole - in the context of addressing your immediate issues.
I offer respect, compassion, and nourishment. I've done extensive training in mindfulness, in cultural awareness, in communication, and particularly in holistic approaches to healing. I'm a Zen priest and teacher, with over 30 years of meditation practice. I can meet your concerns without denial.
Call or Email Shodo Spring for a free phone consultation now - (507) 412-1507


  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: 2931 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BHP
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Hennepin Health
  • Medicaid
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Minnesota / Master of Social Work
  • Year graduated: 1983
  • Certificate: Dharma Transmission / Zen Priest and Teacher
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • License No. and State: 2931 Minnesota Board of Social Work


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Spirituality
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
  • climate change stress activist support

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Hakomi Mind-body Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Process-Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017
Shodo Spring, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis

Shodo Spring

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW