Connie Backstrom

Connie Backstrom, MHP, is currently working towards a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  She is expected to graduate in 2020.  Her areas of interest include, helping families, children, adolescents, and adults of all ages navigate through the challenges of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Connie has spoken nationally to various audiences on the impact the death of a child has on the family system.

Speciality: anxiety, depression, families navigating grief and loss associated with death of a close family member

Education:Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Northwestern, St Paul in May 2015.  Currently a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN

The hearts at our clinic are heavy laden.  We grieve with the broken-hearted and recognize weariness from the pain around us.  We stand in corporate grief with the family of George Floyd, and all those who suffer due to the pain of historical trauma.  We stand in regret for our nation’s past and current division as we continue to battle racial bias.  We also acknowledge the psychological challenges faced by our first responders.  We offer an open and welcoming door for all those who are hurting and needing support.  The virus has taken a lot from us and now we are facing another significant challenge.  So, as we continue our work at LDR, our passion grows and our focus sets on caring for all people who seek our services. 
During this time of COVID, Life Development Resources is open to both existing and new clients via telehealth. Call us at 952-898-1133. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being to our staff, clients, and the larger community, our clinic continues to monitor local, state and federal agencies and are observing their recommendations. 
Please reach out to us if you could use support, healing, and hope. 
Together, we CAN make a difference.