Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Prior Lake, MN.

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


Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Child Therapist

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Transformative Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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!

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Child Therapist

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55359 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.


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

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

Prior Lake is located in Scott County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 15.98 square miles and a water area of 3.18 square miles.  The population of Prior Lake is 25,282 people with 8,837 households and a median annual income of $96,405. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Prior Lake, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Prior Lake is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Prior Lake public health department.