Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: , St. Paul
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I counsel young children who have been through abuse with EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy has shown to work well with children who have experienced trauma. If your child has been emotionally, sexually, verbally or physically abused give them the chance to work through these issue before it is too late. Please make an appointment for your child to have EMDR therapy.

Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP

Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP
Child Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul
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Whether children suffer from a developmental disorder, have been abused, experience changes in their lives, or struggle with behaviors, negative, thoughts or self-esteem, I can teach children and their caregivers ways to make life easier. depending on the child's age, issues, and strengths, I use Play Therapy, DBT, CBT, and Systems Therapy to teach useful tools.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Location: 4660 Slater Road Suite 250, Eagan
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Children process information very differently from adults and tend not to verbalize their concerns and struggles in a direct manner. Thus, when working with younger kids, I find it best to engage the children in play and/or art. During this process of creative play, kids are able to express themselves (often unknowingly and indirectly) to help aid healing and highlight present barriers to growth. Play is an excellent way for children to practice and build upon their skill set. Some examples of skills developed may include: improving overall communication skills, processing of trauma, stress management, emotional and social etiquette, and increasing cooperative and helpful behaviors

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan
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I work with children from the age of 4 up through the teenage years, on a wide range of issues. The therapy might be talk therapy, talk therapy combined with hypnosis, or play therapy, depending on the situation. I encourage parents to participate in the sessions, although with older kids, I might ask mom or dad to wait in the reception area while I continue working one-on-one with their child. An aspect of my work with kids that both kids and their parents really appreciate is the practice of "externalizing" the problem - meaning, the problem is the problem, not the child. The kids I work with feel respected and heard, and this helps move them forward against the problem and happier!

Barbara Schnichels, MSSW, ACSW, LICSW

Resilience Therapist and Coach

Location: 2100 County Road 42 W, Burnsville
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I can coach the parent on the behavior change goals that you determine with your family therapist on my integrative health team. The family therapist does the family therapy and I coach you through the process of change if you want additional individual support. Sometimes it is not that easy to change family dynamics and I am the behavior change expert. Please contact me for a free consultation.

Ashlee Secord, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 190 S. River Ridge Circle, #208, Burnsville
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Children may not have the variety of words adults do but they communicate with their actions quite clearly. When working with young children, I also work closely with the parents to help them interpret their children's actions instead of focusing on simply punishing. Empowering the parent empowers the child, leaving both feeling free of resentment and anger.

CenterLife Counseling

Location Near Therapist: Mendota Heights, MN
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Children have worries, fears, intense emotions, and issues with change and past trauma, just like adults. And like adults, they sometimes need help in processing these experiences. Children do not have the same ability as adults to be able to identify, understand, and talk about their feelings. That is where play therapy comes in. In play therapy, children use play to express and process their troubles. Our therapists work closely with the parents to help their children deal with their feelings and the behavior issues that are often attached. We have several play therapists that can work with you and your children.

Barbara Benson, RN, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: , Minnetonka
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I treat children as young as 4 years old with anxiety and/or behavior problems. I involve parents heavily through joint sessions with the child and parent education sessions where we discuss specific issues they're facing and how to manage them. When working with young kids, I only see them 45-50 minutes a week, so it is vital that parents learn effective strategies to help their child at home between sessions.

Gretchen Lewis-Snyder, PhD, LP

Gretchen Lewis-Snyder, PhD, LP
Child Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 11900 Wayzata Blvd, Ste 216E, Minnetonka
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I specialize in working with children who struggle with anxiety, avoidance, ADHD, and behavioral challenges. Very often, the parenting approaches that have been effective for your other children are less effective for your child who struggling with one or more of these issues. I work with both you and your child to find what works for you and the unique challenges your child is facing.

John Ostby, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 7525 Mitchell Road, Ste 215, Eden Prairie
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“Talk therapy” isn’t usually the most effective way to work with children who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. I’m trained in child-friendly therapeutic approaches like non-directive play therapy and family therapy. I believe in collaborating closely with the parents of my child clients because I have found that this creates better and faster outcomes.

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Child Psychologist Mendota Heights MN.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Mendota Heights MN, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Mendota Heights MN child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Minnesota. We hope you will contact one of our Mendota Heights MN children's therapists or child psychologists for Mendota Heights, MN child counseling services and assessment.

Welcome to our network of Minnesota therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Mendota Heights MN child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Mendota Heights, MN, or select a Mendota Heights MN child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.