Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Plymouth, MN.

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


Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Child Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55014 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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.

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Child Therapist

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55359 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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.

CenterLife Counseling
Child Therapist

CenterLife Counseling

In 55126 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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. Visit our website at http://www.centerlifecounseling.com for more information or to contact us for scheduling.

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Child Therapist

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to Plymouth.

I find that I am most successful in working with children when I am able to gain trust and rapport with their parents. My personal belief is that there is no one more expert about a child than his mother or father. I also believe that the mother or father is typically the person with the greatest therapeutic capability with that child. I see my role as working with the child in collaboration with the parent. I know that to work with the child I have to work gently and patiently to gain their trust. I find that play is the language of a child so that I like to use stuffed animals, whiteboard illustrations,& lots of humor. I teach parents how to be effective in working with their own child.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Transformative Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Plymouth.

Your intuitive child has likely been different since birth. S/he seems to respond to things and to life differently than most other kids. Highly perceptive, very emotional, and sometimes too aware and knowing for his/her age. Your little may bring up topics or reference things that are confusing, perhaps a bit scary, and you may not even know what to say in those moments. S/he likely gets overwhelmed a lot and may seem to know things that is impossible to explain. I wager you struggle between wanting to support and encourage your child and your desire to protect him/her. I understand and I can teach you how to support your child.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Child Therapist

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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.

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 Plymouth.

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.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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!

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Child Therapist

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Plymouth.

Parenting is the most guilt inducing task I see in my therapy practice. It's heavy when relationships with our little ones is broken. If you need help parenting children in a way that works for you and for them, I will coach you in improving your parenting techniques. My study in the area of Interpersonal Neurobiology can help you discover why you each seem to blow your top so easily with each other and find ways to soothe your own nervous system and your child's so that blowouts diminish. You can set your child up for a positive relationship future and that starts with repairing their bond with you. You can recover from your mistakes.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Plymouth.

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 Plymouth, MN who specialize in helping children.

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

Plymouth is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 32.69 square miles and a water area of 2.77 square miles.  The population of Plymouth is 75,907 people with 30,267 households and a median annual income of $85,418. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Plymouth, MN

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