Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Bloomington, MN.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Bloomington, Minnesota.


JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Bloomington.

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

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Bloomington.

It is so important to do our best to resolve issues when children are young rather than in their teens or adulthood. So many issues that we see in adults stem from unresolved issues from when they were children. Early intervention and prevention are important. It is easier to resolve issues before they have years to grow and become entrenched. Therapy is tailored to the child with play therapy being one very valuable approach.

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Child Therapist

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Bloomington.

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!

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Bloomington.

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.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Bloomington.

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!

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied
Child Therapist

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to Bloomington.

I enjoy working with young children as it allows me to fully embrace my creative and energetic side! I connect well with them, and help them understand themselves and life experiences through art and experiential therapies (including play and equine assisted pyschotherapy). I often times include the larger families in the process in a way that educates parents and strengthens the parent-child bond. I offer home-based therapy, or the more traditional office setting.

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Child Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55014 - Nearby to Bloomington.

Children are precious. When something is off with one of your children, your heart aches. We can help your child express what is happening in his/her mind, heart, or body through the use of experiential play therapy, and help you as his/her parent to support your child's needs in a way that fits for your family. Kelle is engaging, warm, and very accessible to young children, ages birth through 12.

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Child Therapist

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to Bloomington.

Teens and children have unique needs in therapy. They want to be heard and validated. One very important aspect of therapy with children is to facilitate a trusting therapeutic relationship with the child to nurture safety. Only then will the child be able to open up and express difficult emotions and experiences. With children, I specialize in assessing for ADHD, working through traumatic experiences, anxiety/panic or OCD, adoption challanges, family changes and other behavioral issues.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Child Therapist

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Bloomington.

At IPC we have several therapists that specialize in working with children. We also have a child psychiatrist if medication consultations are needed. Working with children requires specialized training and skills that our clinicians possess. Through a variety of play therapy techniques we can help work on the issues your child has a hard time explaining and talking about. We will work with parents collaboratively to deal with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and parenting techniques.


You have found the top therapists in Bloomington, MN who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our Minnesota page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Bloomington, Minnesota who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Bloomington today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Bloomington is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 34.73 square miles and a water area of 3.70 square miles.  The population of Bloomington is 86,435 people with 36,762 households and a median annual income of $64,540. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bloomington, MN

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Bloomington are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bloomington public health department.