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Ann Scott Dumas, MSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Education
Masters in Social Work, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College

History
I grew up as the daughter of an attorney and a musician, outside of Washington, DC. I came to the Midwest to go to Carleton College, where I studied world religions. I lived in Jerusalem, conducting independent research on feminism within Judaism, travelled extensively throughout Europe, and spent most of a year in a monastic setting in India.

My early work was in community mental health, in organizations focused on women, children, and gay and lesbian issues. For seven years I provided phone counseling to over 7000 people through an employee assistance program. These clients consulted on issues ranging from substance abuse to parenting to workplace dynamics. Since 1993 I've worked in private practice with individual adults and couples.

It's deeply fulfilling for me to help people make the changes they long for. I'm particularly excited about working with couples, and doing experiential work with individuals. When I'm not working, I enjoy singing and dancing, hiking and biking, reading, yoga and meditation.