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Rachel Formantes, MSW, LGSW is a Women’s Therapist at Domestic Abuse Project.  Rachel has received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in social work from Augsburg College.  Rachel currently facilitates group therapy for women at DAP, and has also provided individual therapy for women as well as group and individual therapy for children who have been impacted by domestic violence.  Rachel’s previous experience in the human services field includes working in a residential program for adults with serious and persistent mental illness, providing case management to children with mental health needs and their families, and volunteering internationally with victims of human trafficking.  Rachel utilizes a client-centered, trauma-informed, family systems approach in her practice and believes in the importance of creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.  In the process of feeling heard, breaking isolation, and being empowered, women are able to heal from their traumatic experiences and discover the tools and strengths they have to move forward and to make choices for themselves.  In addition to her work at DAP, Rachel is a children’s mental health therapist in an elementary school.

Email: rformantes@mndap.org

Phone: 612.874.7063 x285