Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Tonka Bay, MN.

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


Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Child Therapist

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55359 - Nearby to Tonka Bay.

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.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Child Therapist

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Tonka Bay.

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 Tonka Bay.

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.

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Child Therapist

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to Tonka Bay.

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.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Tonka Bay.

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!

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Child Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Tonka Bay.

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 Tonka Bay, MN who specialize in helping children.

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

Tonka Bay is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 0.91 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Tonka Bay is 1,537 people with 573 households and a median annual income of $108,250. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tonka Bay, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay public health department.