Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Prior Lake MN.


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Child Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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.

Child Counselor

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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!

Child Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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

Child Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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!

Child Psychologist

Gretchen Lewis-Snyder, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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.

Child Psychologist

Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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.

Child Counselor

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Prior Lake, 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.

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Child Psychologist in Prior Lake MN.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Prior Lake MN, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Prior Lake 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 Prior Lake MN children's therapists or child psychologists for Prior Lake, MN child counseling services and assessment.

Welcome to our network of Minnesota therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Prior Lake 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 Prior Lake, MN, or select a Prior Lake MN child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.