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Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP
Location: 1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul
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.
Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location Near Therapist: Mendota Heights, MN
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.
JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Location: 4660 Slater Road Suite 250, Eagan
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
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!
Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury, PhD, LP
Location: 7582 Currell Boulevard, Ste. 108, Woodbury
When your child is struggling, in pain, suffering from complicated medical illnesses, as a parent you suffer as well. Our therapists can work with you to identify the kind of care and behavior plans that will reduce suffering and help you parent effectively. If your child is struggling with peers or in school, our therapists can help them to learn new behaviors that will make them feel more effective. You are not on this journey alone when you invite us to join you.
Location Near Therapist: Mendota Heights, MN
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.
John A Bragstad, LMFT, M.Div
Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor
Location: 11550 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo
When troubles brew, most parents think they need to get their child or teen into counseling. But the counter-intuitive move is for parents to change their movement in the dance. Counseling can be of real benefit as parents alter their behaviors, challenge their children, put down clear and consistent boundaries and rules and work together as a team to present a united front to their misbehaving or anxious child. Sometimes the child is also the most obvious indication of a family in stress. Adults can go a long ways in helping their children by working on their own issues that generate tension within the family. For more information please call or go to my website: jbragstad.com.
Healing Connections Therapy Center
Healing Connections Therapy Center
Location: 1751 Southcross Drive West, Burnsville
Mackenzie Shiell works with children ages 3 and up with a variety of diagnosis. Whether they are experiencing difficulties with behavioral disorders, developmental issues, divorce, grief and loss, or self-esteem, she aims to teach children and their families different ways to make their lives more manageable. Throughout therapy, Mackenzie utilizes play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help children and their parents learn useful skills to cope with their symptoms. Mackenzie enjoys working collaboratively with children and their families and together make positive changes.
Vicki Rocha, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Location: 5820 74th Ave. N. #104, Brooklyn Park
We have therapists who see children as early as age 3 and offer play therapy and art therapy to get the children engaged. Many young children look forward to the time they spend with the therapist because it is fun and encouraging, while their parents appreciate the deeper issues that can be tackled in this non-threatening approach. We see young children for a variety of issues including sexual abuse screenings, oppositional behavior such as stealing, lying, bullying, harming animals, and general defiance toward parents, trauma, anxiety, dealing with life transitions such as parental divorce or moves, learning disabilities, autism screening, or ADHD, and general behavioral concerns.
Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
License Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: ACTS Therapy 8170 Old Carriage Court N, Shakopee
I have considerable experience working with young children. I believe that a combination of individual and family therapy is an approach that works. We will work together to overcome the issues you and your family are going through. Understanding you’re not alone and getting support to help problem solve and learn communication skills is a step forward. We will take the time to move out of the chaos into a more authoritative environment. Authoritative is a blending of a caring tone with structure and consistent limit setting. Together we can make it work!
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.