Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Lauderdale, MN.

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


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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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!

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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 Lauderdale.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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

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 Lauderdale.

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 Lauderdale.

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.

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Child Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55014 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55107 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Lauderdale.

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.


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

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

Lauderdale is located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 0.41 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Lauderdale is 2,506 people with 1,176 households and a median annual income of $41,792. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Lauderdale is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Lauderdale are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lauderdale public health department.