Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Eagan, MN.

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


JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

Eagan, Minnesota 55122 | (651) 560-6407

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

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

7600 143rd Street West, Suite 300, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124 | 651-373-9440

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan, Minnesota 55122 | 651-882-6234

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!


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

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

Eagan is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 31.19 square miles and a water area of 2.28 square miles.  The population of Eagan is 66,286 people with 25,831 households and a median annual income of $82,265. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Eagan 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 Eagan public health department.