Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Cottage Grove, MN.

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


JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW
Child Therapist

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

In 55104 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

The key to working with children and adolescents is gaining an understanding of the child's history of attachment to adults, developmental level and cognitive abilities. With understanding in these areas, a therapist can most effectively work with children who may struggle to verbalize emotions/needs, engage in unhelpful behaviors and encounter adversity in life.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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 55118 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Child Therapist

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Parenting is such hard work. Seeking help from a therapist is like having a coach in your corner. I will provide you with resources, books, and ideas on how to build your skills and have peace at home. I have taught parenting classes and often work with parents that are struggling with their children's behaviors. I also especially enjoy working with single moms or parents who have a child on the autism spectrum.

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Child Therapist

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In 55101 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

We work with young children and their families to help mange challenging behaviors and regulate emotions. Our approach to working with children is to involve the parents and teach skills to improve communication. We help you and your young child work together. We offer online E-Sessions to children older than 8 years old; otherwise, we offer in-person sessions in the Duluth and Hinckley areas.


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

Thank you for visiting our Minnesota page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Cottage Grove, 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 Cottage Grove today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Cottage Grove is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.62 square miles and a water area of 3.88 square miles.  The population of Cottage Grove is 35,918 people with 11,890 households and a median annual income of $83,181. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cottage Grove for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Cottage Grove public health department.