Dr Eli Reding

​Licensed Psychologist – he/him

Eli Reding is a dynamic counseling psychologist who excels in applying evidence-based methods tailored to each client’s unique journey. With his lively and approachable style, he fosters a collaborative environment in therapy, guiding clients through skill-building and offering insightful feedback.

Fully Remote Telehealth

Serving California & Minnesota

"I strive to provide multiculturally-affirmative therapy to as many people as possible, navigating from my experiences as a queer, mixed-race individual, offering those who do frontline advocacy work a break from an otherwise oppressive health system."

What’s it like working with you?

Expect a therapy journey that’s engaging and personalized. My approach is informal and energetic, creating a space where you feel comfortable to actively participate and share. I see myself as a guide, offering both new skills and objective feedback, while equally valuing your input and perspectives. Our sessions are a collaborative process, aiming not just to navigate challenges, but to empower you in your overall functioning and well-being. I’m here to support you, but also to learn from you – it’s a partnership every step of the way.

How do your values shape your approach?

I actively work to offer a personal and identity-informed approach that is often lost in the current healthcare system. I believe most people are doing their best to make it through life — and even that goal can be difficult at times. That’s why I offer an existential-humanistic approach that focuses on coming alongside you as you work to more clearly identify your personal desires. In our work together, I will also coach you on how to shift your daily lived experiences to be more in line with your goals. Bottom line, I strive to validate each person I work with and support them in their efforts to build a more meaningful life.

My Professional Journey

I trained as a generalist and earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2019, completing my clinical internship at the Kansas City VA in 2018. I have a broad clinical background but have worked the most with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, other mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder), adult ADHD, and adjustment concerns.  I have completed training for the following evidence-based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). My therapeutic stance is utilizing evidence-based practices informed by a humanistic-existential approach while incorporating aspects of cultural identity and minority stress. ​ 


PSY33495 (California)
LP6693 (Minneosta)

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