Family Counseling Services in Columbia Heights, MN.

Find a family therapist in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Family Therapist

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

As children we learn how relationships work from our families. Families have subtle and not-so-subtle rules about how to treat each other that get passed down from generation to generation. When these patterns result in hurt and misunderstanding, family therapy is an opportunity for change. If you're uncomfortable with how you feel in your family, or how you act with family members or loved ones, reflecting on the patterns you've learned and connecting with your emotions will help you choose how to relate, instead of being in reactive mode. I create a safe place where family members have the opportunity to learn to express needs and support each other in healthy ways.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 55101 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Family Therapist

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

My specialized training in Marriage and Family therapy, with hundreds of hours of supervised relationship therapy, helps me see families as more than a collection of individuals. Frequently, families fail not simply due to character flaws or individual psychopathology, but because they don't see the effect they have on one another. Most families are made up of good people who nevertheless bring the worst out of each other. We will work to undo the negative family pattern and create new more effective ways of negotiating conflict and enriching each other.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Family Therapist

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

In family therapy, you will learn how to communicate so that others will listen and how to listen so that others will talk. I will be very involved in the session - stopping family members when they are being mean or rude and encouraging when someone's opinion or feelings have not been heard. There are no taboo subjects and everyone in the room will be respected.

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Family Therapist

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

As a MFT, family therapy entails looking at the family as a unit or "system", and identifying how the members' interactions affect the whole family. This approach takes pressure off the identified problem and invites families to work together for the benefit of everyone. Family therapy can benefit families going through significant changes/challenges such as divorce, loss, illness, conflicts, blended families,adoption, natural disasters and many more. Many families are greatly strengthened and have experience a sense of togetherness by working toward the goal of famly unity and peace. There are specific skills used in family therapy resulting in an effective and powerful experience.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Family Therapist

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

There are many problems that can occur in our family relationships. it's very easy for conflict to occur in marriage, with children, family of origin, or even in-laws. As a therapist working with families for many years I've found that many problems can be solved through respectful communication of deeper feelings while developing greater understanding and appreciation of other family members. At the same time, there are some family situations with extremely difficult, defensive personalities that only create continued frustration, so that the best solution is to set clear boundaries for limiting the impact of such toxic personalities.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Even when engaging in individual client work, there are often family 'ghosts' in the therapy room with us. Our family of origin issues play out in all areas of our lives: personal, relational, and even professional. Without our awareness, our family upbringing significantly impacts how we relate to others, may dictate parenting and vocational roles, and impacts our sense of purpose and self-worth. From a family systemic approach, no one person is singled out as the 'cause' of the presenting problem. Rather, struggles are viewed as a result the collective interactions of all involved family members. Thus, our work focuses on collaborative goal setting, change, and family member growth.

Minnesota Online Counseling
Family Therapist

Minnesota Online Counseling

In 55110 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Families often get stuck in dysfunctional patterns and resentments. Sometimes there is an "event" or an argument that causes a rift in the family and members are forced to take sides. We work with primary and extended families, including children and teens if appropriate. One of the main goals is to get people to operate and communicate from the logical part of their brain rather than the emotional part. This is hard without a trained, experienced, neutral third party in the room. We offer online counseling, delivered to you wherever you are. You can self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55107 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

I work with couples who want to better their relationship or feel they have grown apart. I offer premarital and marital counseling. I also offer Prepare and Enrich Counseling, which can acquire counseling hours towards getting your marriage license. Make your relationship better, fall in love with your partner again. Increase intimacy and closeness.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

35+ years as Licensed Therapist & Action-Oriented Coach

In 55345 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Family therapists are uniquely trained. We view the health of the family as the goal, no matter who shows up for therapy. For example, if a couple comes for therapy because they’re fighting a lot, I will ask “Where are the kids when you’re fighting? Do you know how it’s is affecting each of them?” The idea is that everyone in a family is deeply affected by actions, beliefs, and interactions they witness between family members.

Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW
Family Therapist

Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW

LICSW

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Are the stressors of partnering and parenting leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Do you wish you family life could have more harmony so that a spirit of respect and cooperation would prevail? Together we can work toward improving consistent parenting, communication and behavior so that all family members are more supportive and bring out the best in each other!

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and have experience working with a wide variety of families. I am committed to providing a warm, respectful and impactful therapeutic experience for all the families I work with. I understand and appreciate that every family is different. We will all work together to create change that is beneficial for everyone involved.

Brenda Greig, MBA, MA, LADC
Family Therapist

Brenda Greig, MBA, MA, LADC

Addictions Counselor

In 55317 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Families struggling with addiction or the after-math of addiction need professional support to rebuild their lives. Get the help you need to heal and grow from the experience. I work with people struggling with all types of addiction and know that their family members struggle tremendously too. Sometimes issues with codependency arise and must be addressed. Sometimes new boundaries need to be implemented to protect ourselves and others from destructive behaviors. Get the help you need to sort through the web of addiction so your family can thrive once again.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Family therapy is needed when the family isn't working well. Maybe there are a lot of fights between parents and children or maybe one of the family members is using drugs or alcohol. Family therapy is a place where the whole family can talk about what is bothering them. Sometimes people want more closeness and sometimes family members want more distance. Family therapy is a great way to identify and sort out these issues.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Family Therapist

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Often we have family members that find themselves routinely arguing about the same things and are simply not able to find resolution on certain topics. Our family therapists are able to help facilitate conversations and assist family members in being heard, validated, and get the resolution they are looking for. Most families love each other and want to work together effectively. We can help you get there.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Family Therapist

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Family therapy is highly effective for depression, addictions, anxiety, unresolved grief, ADHD, coping with health problems, and parenting problems for all kinds of childhood and adolescent problems. My approach to family therapy involves helping a family to communicate and listen more effectively, better manage feelings, learn to better negotiate, effectively set limits, develop problem-solving skills, reduce stress as well as increase cohesion in your family. Family therapy often uses homework assignments to help the family practice the skills that are taught in the session. My approach is low key, supportive and focuses on practical things that family member can do resolve problems.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

I have considerable experience working with families. I have worked with small children, tweens, teens and parents. 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!

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

My work with families may actually include just one family member, two, or several. It could involve working with family members who aren't physically in the room, as with the help of technology, we can invite others to participate in the process via phone or Skype. Not all family members will participate in each session - this varies depending on where we're at in the process. Feedback I've received from families is that they appreciate the respect and understanding they receive. Rather than feeling judged or blamed, they appreciate the process of identifying their values, resolving problems and challenges, and creating new narratives of healthier relationships.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

At Heteroflexible Therapy, Ltd. we work with families that consist of young adults and parents or adults in a family that would like to repair their relationships. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Connie Studer is skilled at working within family systems to identify the cause of family dysfunction. With work, and a willingness to change, you and your family can have a loving and mutually supportive relationship.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Too much fighting? Not enough harmony? LIFE Counseling LLC is a place for your family to find healing and helpful tools to overcome current obstacles in stressful times. You will benefit from an objective and fresh perspective toward how your current family difficulties can find hope to be reconciled and for trust and healthy communication to ensue.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Does your adolescent feel out of control? Do you want to improve parenting skills or learn how to better support your kids? Is it hard to share parenting responsibilities? Families come to family therapy for many different reasons—conflict in the home, communication difficulties, divorce, grief, blended/step-parent families, teens acting out, adoptive family concerns, co-parenting challenges, mental health problems for any family members, and health problems or terminal illness. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I will help your family change stuck patterns of interaction, navigate family stressors, and support members that are struggling with mental health problems.


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Thank you for visiting our Minnesota search of licensed family therapists in Columbia Heights.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Columbia Heights right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Columbia Heights is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 3.38 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Columbia Heights is 19,715 people with 7,918 households and a median annual income of $47,717. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia Heights, MN

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Columbia Heights, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Columbia Heights may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia Heights public health department.