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Douglas Scott Dumas, MA, LP
Licensed Psychologist

Education
Master's in Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts, Metropolitan State University

History
I grew up as one of nine children in a Catholic family that has been in south Minneapolis for three generations. I learned the value of hard work early on when I began my three paper routes at age twelve. In my twenties and early thirties I worked as a carpenter in residential and commercial construction. During this time I had the privilege of helping to raise two stepsons, and completing nine marathons.

After finishing my BA at the ripe age of 34, I transitioned to human services through staffing and supervising a crisis /gay and lesbian helpline. Next I worked as a psychiatric social worker doing on-site crisis evaluations, then assisted in treatment with adolescent sex offenders, and served as a psychiatric technician in a hospital neurology unit. I have worked in private practice since 1992.

I am humbled and touched that people open themselves in therapy so that I can assist them to make important life changes. In my spare time I enjoy traveling internationally, and to baseball stadiums around the US. To relax I meditate, hike, do building projects, and play with our cat and dog.