I am a child psychologist with an interest in adolescent depression and psychotherapy at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. I received my BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Eau-Claire, graduating summa cum laude. I received my MA in counseling psychology from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. I completed my PsyD in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology and research in the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program here at the University of Minnesota.
I provide clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide psychotherapy to parents with their own mental health concerns and parents of children experiencing mental illness. I am trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Exposure and Response Prevention.
My research interests include developing and implementing effective treatments for adolescent depression, maternal mental health, and promoting positive parenting practices. I am a co-investigator for the RADLab (Research in Adolescent Depression), which aims to advance understanding of the biology of mood disorders in adolescents and to test how investigational treatments may work to restore health in young people.
Within the University of Minnesota Medical School, I provide training and supervision for clinical psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents and fellows.
- Parent-based interventions to address disruptions in parent-adolescent attachment
- Adolescent psychopathology
- Parental mental health
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2022: Coauthor of a study featured (although not named) in this MIDB article: "First Study to Evaluate Neurobiological Predictors of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents".
Dr. Reigstad's research interests include the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions for adolescent depression, maternal mental health and maternal depression, and positive parenting practices. Dr. Registad's research is focused on the interpersonal processes implicated in the link between parental depression and child and adolescent depression, and associations between improvement in parents' depression and their children's psychopathology. She also conducts research on the interpersonal context of depression, and she is interested in the impact of parent-child attachment relationships on child and parent functioning.
Dr. Reigstad provides training and supervision for clinical psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents and fellows in the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Reigstad is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments in the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic. She provides clinical services to children, adolescents and adults. She provides psychotherapy to parents with their own mental health concerns and parents of children experiencing mental illness.
Dr. Reigstad is trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) and Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), including Exposure and Response Prevention.