Family Counseling Services in Mendota Heights, MN.

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


Family Therapist

Kelly Haase, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

Sometimes when I think about family therapy I picture the scene from "While You Were Sleeping" when they are at the family dinner and everyone is talking about their own thing, people are talking over each other, and sometimes it's even humorous. Whenever we have multiple members of a family together, we are dealing with that many more feelings, needs, beliefs, and hurts. It can be difficult to hear another's hurt over the voices in our heads screaming about our own stuff. What I love about bringing a family together is helping each person's voice be present and creating new space for understanding and connection.

Family Therapist

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

My training is in Marriage and Family Therapy. In a nutshell, this means that I believe that the family that you grew up in, and the relationship patterns and rules that affected your family, have a profound impact on who you are today. For instance, how did your family deal with conflict? Were they stand off-ish or affectionate? Critical or nurturing? Where you allowed to fail in your family? Were you accepted for being you? All of these questions help us explore your past and how it relates to your life in the present. It also helps guide you in creating goals, and changing what isn’t working effectively for you in your life right now.

Family Therapist

Tessa Gittleman, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

We all have a story about how our parents messed us up. Kids essentially come out of the womb looking to building their case against their parents. And parents, we just try to do better than our parents did. The problem is: what we need and what our kids need are different, and it's often impossible to bridge that gap on our own. Whether the issue stems from divorce, a new life stage, sibling conflict, or something else entirely, I help your family to overcome gaps in knowledge, empathy, communication, and understanding so individuals can come together, or accept that a specific piece of the family puzzle might just never be a fit.

Family Therapist

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

I strongly believe that family therapy is one of the most effective ways to create change quickly. When everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goals, it is much easier to achieve symptom-relief. Family therapy is particularly important when working with kids and teens as they often don't have enough control over their lives to make significant improvements on their own. I trained in marriage and family therapy so this form of counseling is a specialty for me and a significant factor in why I decided to become a therapist.

Family Therapist

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

Family therapy is a unique experience to invite any or all family members to join at various times during the counseling process, as determined by the family and the therapist. Families work as a system -- what one person does affects the rest of the family, and vice versa. Family therapy allows an opportunity to come together to work on and understand the unique dynamics of your family. We have worked with parents and children, as well as adult married couples and in laws, blended families, and more.

Family Therapist

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota Heights

The dynamics of a family system is always rich. Each person in the system contributes to how the family functions and the whole family is greater than the sum of the parts. As one member begins to change other members will need to shift to acommadate the change. I can help guide your family in a positive direction towards more connecting relationships.

Family Therapist

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

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

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.

Family Therapist

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Mendota 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.



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Thank you for visiting our Minnesota search of licensed family therapists in Mendota 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 Mendota Heights right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Mendota Heights is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 9.08 square miles and a water area of 0.96 square miles.  The population of Mendota Heights is 11,223 people with 4,609 households and a median annual income of $95,353. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Mendota Heights, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Mendota Heights 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