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*Joyce Arendt, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, SEPMinnetonkaReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Addictions
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
*Sarah Atkins, PhD, LPEdinaAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Addictions
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Christina Bast, MSW LICSWEden PrairieFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Claire Baumgartner MSW, LICSWSt. Louis ParkAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Emily Benson, MSW, LICSWEdina FASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, ADD, TF-CBT
*Paul Buckley, LMFTSt. Louis ParkFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Addictions
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
*Katie Claus MA, LAMFTWayzata & Eden PrairiePost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences             
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Samantha Colai MA, LMFT, RPTRogers & EdinaReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Yaneth Cunningham, LMFTEden PrairieReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Helga S. Dale, MA, LMFTMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism (ASD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Addictions
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Jennifer Disney, MA, LPMaple GroveAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Connie Dummer, MA, LP, LMFT, RPT-SDeephavenReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Personality Disorders
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Kathryn Elison, MSW LICSWMinneapolis
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) 
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences   
*Rosemary Frazel, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
*Jeannie Gilfix, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD
*LaShawn Goss-Love, MA, LMFT, RPTMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)
*Carole Coffey Hannah, Eds, LP Maple GroveReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Samara (Sami) Herrick MSW, LICSWMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Stephanie Jasper, PsyDEdinaFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)
*Suzanne Johnson MA, LMFTBloomingtonReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Joanna Kelly-Heigis LMFT, RPTPlymouthFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Jeanne Ketola, MA, LPCCChamplinFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Maria Kroupina PhDMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
*Denise B. Lacher, MA, LPDeephavenFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Laura Lofy, MPH, PhD, Licensed School Psychologist Minnetonka & EdinaFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) 
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)     
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Deirdre McKiernan, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors
*Whitley Montgomery, MA, LPCCSt. Louis ParkReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Autism
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Search and Reunion support
*Corinne M. Nechalova, MA, LPCCEdinaFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Addictions
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Melissa Nichols, MA, LMFTDeephavenAdoption, Early childhood maltreatment and trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma. I work with children and adolescents. EMDR trained
*Todd Nichols, PhD, LPDeephavenReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Mariah Rooney O’Brien LICSW, RYTMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Dissociation
Addictions
Self-Harming Behaviors
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Deb Otto MSW, LICSWChamplinFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Rhea Palmer-Hill, MA, LPCCMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Kelly Pieper, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Brian Ross LMFT Richfield FASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, TF-CBT, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Eating Disorders, DBT
*Amanda Ripley-Kayala, MA, LPCC, LADCEden Prairie Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Personality Disorders
Addiction
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
LGBTQ
*Steve Ruff, M.A., LMFTRichfieldReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Laurie Schlosser MA, LPMinneapolisRAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, YogaCalm, Play Therapy
*Merrily Young-Hye Sadlovsky MSW, LICSWMinneapolisPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
*Elana M. Schuster, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences              
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
*Monica Seidel, MSW, LICSW, RYTMinneapolisRAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Tauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, YogaCalm, Play Therapy, Use of therapy dog, Mindfulness, Yoga
*Erin Shobe, MA, LMFTBloomingtonFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse
*Cameron Lee Small, MS, LPCCMinneapolisAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
Personality Disorders
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Substance Use Disorder
Self-Harming
Substance Abuse
Parenting Coaching
Domestic Violence
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Search and Reunion
Adoption Identity (i.e., sense of self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
*Amie Summers, PLLCWayzataReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behavior
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Warren O. Watson, LICSWMinnetonkaReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*John Wolff MA, LMFTMinneapolisReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
*Stephanie Zimmerman, MSW, LICSWDeephavenFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
*Jessica Zingelman, MSW, LICSWMaple GroveReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
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