Providing radically healing psychological services

About Me

I am Bryana French, a licensed psychologist, professor, and leader from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. I earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois and am a full-time faculty member at the University of St. Thomas.

I have a small one-day-a-week private practice where I see adult clients for psychotherapy. I also provide professional development training and consultation for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. I have a passion for helping people heal from racial and sexual trauma.


  • Offering goal-oriented, individual and group psychotherapy to adults

  • Primarily use evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with a relational and liberation psychology approach. Specializing in trauma treatments including cognitive processing therapy and EMDR

  • Common concerns: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, cultural and systemic oppression, racial identity, sexual violence, general stress

  • In-Network for the following Insurance Companies:
    • Preferred One
    • HealthPartners
    • Lyra
    • Medica
    • United Health

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k-12 & higher education

Experience providing consultation and professional development training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for the following industries:

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fortune 500 companies

non profit and government organizations



Licensed Psychologist (2018 - present)

Minnesota Board of Psychology

    • LP6338


Assistant, Associate Professor (2014, 2017 - present)

    • University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor (2010-2014)

    • University of Missouri

Predoctoral Intern (2009 - 2010)

    • University of Missouri


Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

    • University of Illinois, 2010

MA in Counseling Psychology

    • University of Illinois, 2006

BA in Psychology

    • Hamline University, 2003

selected Scholarship

French, B. H., Neville, H. A., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., & Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y. (2023, May 11). “We can create a better world for ourselves”: Radical hope in communities of color. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication

French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., Neville, H.

A. (2020). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. The Counseling Psychologist, 48, 6-13.

French, B. H., Teti, M., Suh, H. N., & *Serafin, M. R. (2018). A path analysis of racially diverse men’s sexual victimization, risk-taking, and attitudes. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20, 1-11.

Recent Awards

APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, Fellow 2022

Minnesota Psychological Association, John M. Taborn Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology by a Person of African Descent, 2022

National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Shining Star Award, 2022

Connect with me

bryana h. french,phd, lp

(612) 405-3470


5353 Gamble Drive

Suite 395

St. Louis Park, MN 55416