Richelle Moen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Richelle Moen

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9810

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


PhD, Counseling and Human Development, University of Iowa, Minor in Organizational Management

MA, Counseling and Human Development

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota


I received my BA in psychology at the University of Minnesota. I completed my MA and my PhD in counseling and human development from the University of Iowa with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy and a minor in Organizational Management. I am a licensed psychologist and a Licensed Couples, Marriage and Family Therapist.

As a family therapist, I provide therapy through the developmental life-span ages 5-95. I specialize in emotional dysregulation, mood disorders, PTSD--trauma informed therapy, Eating Disorders, Family therapy, and psychotherapy supervision. I am committed to providing culturally-affirming care to diverse patients and families and providing advocacy in the community.

In my current faculty position, I teach Introduction to psychotherapy, family and group psychotherapy courses and supervise psychiatry residents and interns in individual, group and family therapies. As the assistant residency training director, I am in charge of coordinating the psychotherapy training in the Adult Psychiatry Residency program. I am the co-director of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program (DBT). I am active in national and local organizations including AADRT, NAMI providing workshops and community service. I am an active member in various committees in the department including the Diversity and Inclusion, RTC, and Doctors at the Borders. 


  • DBT
  • Behavioral Activation
  • PTSD
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Individual, Family & Group Therapy
  • Adolescents & Adults
  • CBT
  • Assessment
  • Supervision

Professional Associations

  • Assistant Residency Training Director
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • LMFT Approved Supervisor
  • National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Emotional Dysregulation & Self-Harm
  • Teaching and Supervision


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

1. Reigstad, K.; Cullen, K., & Moen, R. (Resubmission in progress). An Adolescent with refractory suicidal ideation: What worked.

2. Frank A, Zagoloff A, Long B, Moen R, Nelson K. An Introduction for Psychotherapy for Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL [Internet]. 2016 February 3, 2016. Available from:

3. Sandage SJ, Long B, Moen R, Jankowski PJ, Worthington EL, Jr., Wade NG, Rye MS. Forgiveness in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Quasi-Experimental Study. J Clin Psychol. 2015;71(7):625-40. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22185. PubMed PMID: 25877954.

4. Moen R, Freitag M, Miller M, Lee S, Romine A, Song S, Adityanjee A, Schulz SC. Efficacy of extended-release divalproex combined with "condensed" dialectical behavior therapy for individuals with borderline personality disorder. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2012;24(4):255-60. PubMed PMID: 23145381.

5. Schulz SC, Moen R. Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review of Treatment Approaches. Minerva Psichiatrica. 2009;50(1):309-18. 


Teaching Areas

Dr. Moen teaches Introduction to Psychotherapy, Family and Group Psychotherapy Courses and supervises Psychiatry residents in Individual, Group and Family Therapy.


Clinical Interests

Individual, Family and Group Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Emotional Dysregulation, Eating Disorders


In The News

- MinnPost, 5/24/2021

- U of M, 10/29/2020

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 - Scripps National News, 2/10/21