Connie Toavs, MSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Through several years of practice, I have developed a set of skills to help clients understand, cope and even overcome from different mental health challenges. In a mindful presence, I am aware of individual differences of cultural and ethnic diversity and provide a safe environment that is welcoming and peaceful for all clients.  In a non-judgmental approach, through exploration in life review, we will identify areas of repeated undesirable patterns that are negatively impacting your own functioning and others.  Throughout this process, I assist clients in enhancing self-determination skills.  Being sensitive while we process through challenges, I will be there listening, supporting and assisting you in developing healthy skills.  


At The College of Saint Scholastica, in Duluth, MN, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor of Gerontology and a Masters of Social Work degree.  During my professional experiences, I have specialized in providing family and individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric populations.  I have a wide range of experiences, but some areas I have assisted clients with were: PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, personality disorders and more.  Whatever area of need, together, we will create a healthy path on your journey to a positive well-being. 

Certification & Licensure

 LICSW: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker  #25715
-- MN Board of Social Work 

Specialized Training

 Comprehensive Clinical Neurofeedback  training - EEG info 


Advanced Training for Problematic Sexual Behaviors (ATPSB) -
SASH Certificate Program