Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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.
Barbara Schnichels, MSSW, ACSW, LICSW
Resilience Therapist and Coach
2100 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, MN
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.
Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
License Marriage and Family Therapist
ACTS Therapy 8170 Old Carriage Court N, Shakopee, MN
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!
JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
4660 Slater Road Suite 210, Eagan, MN
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
4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan, MN
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 Benson, RN, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
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
11900 Wayzata Blvd, Ste 216E, Minnetonka, MN
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.
Kelly Rose, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
3701 Shoreline Dr, Orono, MN
Children don't have the language to articulate their thoughts and feelings concerning major life events such as trauma, family change, or abuse. I specialize in play therapy with young children because play is the universal language of children. I am a marriage and family therapist, meaning my training consisted of learning about family systems and the effects of relationships with the important key players in a child's life.
Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP
1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
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.
Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
6344 Rambler Lane, Mound, MN
Children hold a special place in my heart. Having raised four, I know this from experience – When our kids hurt, we hurt. Aware that I am caring for your heart and soul, I attend to both you and your child with special care. Experienced with children ages 7-18 years, I utilize play and EMDR therapy for issues such as anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, ADHD, impulse control, anger, aggression, bullying, academic under/over-achievement, adoption, as well as life transitions including loss of loved one, separation, divorce and blending families. Trained in equine-assisted therapy, I often use the power of horses to help children and teens heal. Contact me for a complimentary equine session.