Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Golden Valley, MN.

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


Child Therapist

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Briana Rynerson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

I utilize art therapy and play therapy to connect with young children and help them process their emotions in a fun and exciting way so they can enjoy working through the issues that may be impairing their lives. I also work with the parent/s of young children to help support them in the challenges of parenthood by offering resources and tools to help with their behaviors outside of session.

Child Therapist

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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 Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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 Therapist

CenterLife Counseling

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

Children have worries, fears, intense emotions, and issues with change and past trauma, just like adults. And like adults, they sometimes need help in processing these experiences. Children do not have the same ability as adults to be able to identify, understand, and talk about their feelings. That is where play therapy comes in. In play therapy, children use play to express and process their troubles. Our therapists work closely with the parents to help their children deal with their feelings and the behavior issues that are often attached. We have several play therapists that can work with you and your children.

Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Dan Schmoyer, MS, MA, LSC, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Christian Counselor

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

As a school counselor I have had years of experience working with children in an academic setting. This experience has helped me learn how to connect with kids in a way many other counselors struggle doing. This helps me have a better context for how to help them children interact with their friends, parents, and family. As a father of 4 children I also have the context of "Dad" to offer to those that I meet with. This personal and practical experience is something that can not be learned in books or duplicated in camps. Parenting is hard work at times! If you need help with your child get in touch with me and we can talk about your needs and how I can help!

Child Therapist

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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, EMDR and equine-assisted pychotherapy 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. Partnering with horses is a powerful,way to help children and teens heal.

Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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 Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Golden Valley

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!


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

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

Golden Valley is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 10.22 square miles and a water area of 0.34 square miles.  The population of Golden Valley is 21,270 people with 8,905 households and a median annual income of $81,534. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Golden Valley, MN

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Golden Valley 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