Carol Ann Petersen

Carol Ann Petersen

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My Areas of Practice
Manager, Patient Support and Education, Frauenshuh Cancer Center.  I am honored to work on behalf of patients and families as they make their way living with cancer.  My background in palliative care, hospice, community health, education, holistic health and spiritual direction bring a breadth, depth, and sensitivity to my work that has proven to be a valuable and helpful resource to patients, family members,and caregivers. Areas of ongoing interest include: loss, grief, transition, resiliency, transformation and capacity building. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

General Information

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Frauenshuh Cancer Center
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.

Ground floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Master Social Work: St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas
Medical Social Work: Oncology, Palliative Care, Grief & Loss
St. Paul, Minnesota

Master of Arts in Holistic Health: St. Catherine University
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Energy Healing
St. Paul, Minnesota

Certificate in Spiritual Direction: Spiritual Guidance Training Program
Spiritual Direction
St. Paul, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts : Humboldt State University
Community Health and Education
Arcata, California

Certificate in Therapeutic Massage: Minneapolis School of Massage
Swedish and Esalen Massage
St. Paul, Minnesota

Associate of Arts: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Women's Studies
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Associations & Awards

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MDES)
  • APOS - American Psychosocial Oncology Society


Originally from California, now a "Minnesotan" who savors time outdoors, in the sun - gardening, bicycling, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing,and dog sledding,  Also enjoy music, reading, volunteering, and leisure time with beloved neighbors, friends, and family.