Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in South St. Paul, MN.

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


Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied
Child Therapist

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Child Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55014 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Child Therapist

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

Parenting is such hard work. Seeking help from a therapist is like having a coach in your corner. I will provide you with resources, books, and ideas on how to build your skills and have peace at home. I have taught parenting classes and often work with parents that are struggling with their children's behaviors. I also especially enjoy working with single moms or parents who have a child on the autism spectrum.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55127 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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!

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Child Therapist

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55107 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

CenterLife Counseling
Child Therapist

CenterLife Counseling

In 55109 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 55101 - Nearby to South St. Paul.

Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.


You have found the top therapists in South St. Paul, MN who specialize in helping children.

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

South St. Paul is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 5.61 square miles and a water area of 0.46 square miles.  The population of South St. Paul is 20,405 people with 8,366 households and a median annual income of $55,607. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in South St. Paul is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your South St. Paul therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local South St. Paul public health department.