Dr. Ann Orchard
I am a licensed doctoral-level psychologist who provides individual and couple's therapy through my private practice in Edina, Minnesota. I enjoy working with adult clients of all ages, ranging from young adults to older adults.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
Becoming a psychologist was a career change for me, driven by a genuine desire to help others. I have 17+ years experience as a psychologist. I believe the most successful outcomes are achieved through understanding each client's specific needs and partnering with the client to bring possible solutions to light.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
I work with several types of issues and it's hard to pick just three. If I had to choose, I'd say my top three are anxiety, depression, and relationships. Being in a stepfamily myself, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples facing stepfamily challenges. I adapt the type of treatment to the specific needs of the client - it's not a "one size fits all" approach.
What are you proud of in your practice?
Each client brings his or her unique set of strengths and challenges. I am proud of helping clients build positive coping strategies that capitalize on their strengths.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I enjoy working with a variety of types of issues: anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, self-esteem, internality, phase-of-life transitions, aging, stepfamilies, marriage, relationships, divorce recovery, career, workplace, and military/veterans.