Meet The Team
Minnesota Psychological Resources
PRIYANKA RAO, PSYD, LP
Chief Clinical Director
Priyanka Rao is the Chief Clinical Director for Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist who provides individual therapy for adults and couples therapy. She specializes in working with interpersonal difficulties, trauma, identity development, couples work, anxiety, and depression. She particularly enjoys working with young adults, those struggling within their relationships, and people hoping to explore and understand unique aspects of their identities. Priyanka believes that therapy should be a supportive, rewarding, and at times challenging experience to help clients grow in the ways they want to, and she works collaboratively with clients to help them determine their treatment goals and ensure they are getting their needs met. Priyanka’s therapeutic style is direct, challenging, and supportive, with a healthy dose of humor.
KRIS CHAFFEE, PsyD
Kris started her work in the field of psychology in 1984. She works with people of all ages as individuals, as couples and as families. Dr. Chaffee believes it is important to meet the needs of her clients in an empathetic and proficient manner. She is experienced and adept, and she works closely with parents, teachers, physicians and other professionals to provide quality care to her patients.
BREANNA SHELLUM, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Breanna is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing services to children (4-18), adults, families, and couples. This includes providing parental support and school and physician care coordination. Breanna’s philosophy is to work closely with physicians, teachers and other professionals to provide the best multidisciplinary team approach that each individual patient might need. She utilizes a strength-based person-centered approach. This approach includes the patient's values and respects the patient's individual process of self-discovery; with the therapist as more of a guide and facilitator in this unique process. Breanna also utilizes an integration of theories and approaches to best match each patient's unique needs. These approaches include: attachment, family systems, mindfulness, narrative, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques.
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