Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Maplewood MN.


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Child Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

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.

Child Counselor

North Woods Christian Counseling

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

With training in marriage and family therapy, we're able to work with clients of all ages. It brings us great joy to work with children, and are able to use toys, games, and artwork to help them work through their emotions. Who knew...therapy could actually be fun! We even have one of our offices set up as a "Play Room" so that we can do play therapy, a wonderful way to help children heal. In addition to play therapy, we're also able to provide EMDR therapy for children, a powerful way to heal from traumatic memories. Common issues include anxiety, grief, divorce, trauma, blended families, attachment issues, problem behaviors, and abuse. We will work closely with you to help your child heal.

Child Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

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.

Child Psychologist

Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

Whether children suffer from a developmental disorder, have been abused, experience changes in their lives, or struggle with behaviors, negative, thoughts or self-esteem, I can teach children and their caregivers ways to make life easier. depending on the child's age, issues, and strengths, I use Play Therapy, DBT, CBT, and Systems Therapy to teach useful tools.

Child Counselor

Briana Rynerson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

I utilize art therapy and play therapy to connect with young children and help them process their emotions in a fun and exciting way so they can enjoy working through the issues that may be impairing their lives. I also work with the parent/s of young children to help support them in the challenges of parenthood by offering resources and tools to help with their behaviors outside of session.

Child Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

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.

Child Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

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 therapies). 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.

Child Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

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

Child Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

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!

Child Counselor

Chris Bezenson, DMFT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Maplewood, MN

Children process things differently than adults, due to their different developmental stage. For this reason, it can be hard for them to express what is troubling them verbally or to even know what the trouble is. Instead, when children experience difficult emotions, either because of common stress or more significant trauma, they tend to express their symptoms behaviorally, often by acting out, being defiant or shutting down or by physical symptoms, such as bed wetting or having frequent aches and pains. In my work with children I use art and play, in addition to more traditional "talk" therapy, because this combination has been proven to be most effective.


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