Adoptive Families and Community Professionals/Members:
Would you like assistance identifying adoption competent resources to address your family’s (or client’s) unique needs?

If so, we invite you to learn more about the MN ADOPT HELP Program.  HELP Program staff would be happy to talk with you and provide individualized referral information for therapeutic, supportive and educational resource options tailored to the situation.

Adoption Focused Therapists:
Does your practice focus on supporting adoptive families and their children? Are you interested in learning more about how your practice information can be included on the MN ADOPT website and/or how to become connected to the MN ADOPT HELP Program.? If so, please email us.

Please Note: The below lists of adoption focused therapists across the state of Minnesota is not exhaustive. The HELP Program has information on many therapeutic and resource options across the state not listed below.

Click on a region below to view the therapists in that area
(see map at the bottom of this page to find your region)

TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Julianne Carlson, MA, LPCC, RPTCambridgeRAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim) or (Perpetrator), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Trauma Focused), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy
*Anna Clavin, MA, LMFTSt. CloudSensory Integration, RAD, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Equine Assisted Therapy, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Play Therapy
*Rebecca Cluever, MS LMFTSt. CloudRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused - Cognivitive Behavioral Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Alex Gregory MS, LMFTSt. CloudRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Brandon Jensen, MS, LMFTSauk RapidsFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Cynthia I. Johnson, MSW, LICSWNorth BranchFASD, RAD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, ADD, ODD, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity,Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Resiliency Mode, Play Therapy
*Ann Kent, LMFTWright CountyFASD, RAD, PTSD, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Play Therapy, Attachment-focused therapy (Daniel Hughes model)
*Bethany Lake, MA, LMFTPine CityRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, ADD
*Molly McHugh, MSW, LICSWPine City/Coon RapidsRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors, TF-CBT
*Signe Miller, MA, LMFTSt. CloudRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused - Cognivitive Behavioral Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Amber Morrighan, MA, LMFTSt. CloudSee therapist page for more info
*Gayle Neuerburg LMFT.Waite ParkADHD, PTSD, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Search & Reunion Support, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Early Traumatic Experiences, Transracial/Transcultural, Open Adoption, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy
*Lisa Nos-Tollefson, M.A.Pine CityChildren, Adolescents and families
*Denise Oehrlein, MS, LMFT, RPTSt. CloudFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming behaviors
*Kirstina Quast MSW, LICSWBaxterFASD, RAD, PTSD, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - TF - CBT)
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Paula Achenbach, MS, LMFTBurnsvilleFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Childhood Depression, Family WOrk, Equine Assisted Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addicition, Self-Harming Behaviors, Emotional Freedom Technique, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Play Play therapy, Neurological Reorganization
*Joyce Arendt, MSW, LICSE, RPT-S, SEPMinnetonkaFASD, 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, Eating Disorders, DBT, EMDR
*Adam Arnold, MA, LMFT, LADCSt. PaulRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, ADD, Eating Disorders, DBT, EMDR
*Mireille Bardy, LICSWSt. PaulFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction, Self-Harming behaviors, Eating Disorders, EMDR, EST (Ego State Therapy)
*Christina Bast, MSW LICSWEden PrairieFASD, RAD PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, ADD
*Brenda Benning, MSW, LGSWPlymouthRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Family Work, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse
*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 ParkAdoption and Foster Care issues, Emotional and Behavioral disturbances, Parenting and Couples, Substance Abuse, Child and teen anxiety and depression.
*Shawn Bulgatz, LMFTEaganPost Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Childhood Depression, History of Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, RAD, ADD
*Heather Cargill, Psy.D., L.P.BurnsvilleAttachment and Adoption Issues; Play Therapy; Infant and Early Childhood Trauma
*Christina Corwin, MA, LMFTEaganRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Katie Claus MA, LAMFTOrono & St. PaulRAD, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experiences, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim)
*Helga S. Dale, MA, LMFTMinneapolisBuilding/supporting strong attachment relationships, reducing the impact of trauma on children's and adults' lives, effects of disabilities on families/relationships, trauma/grief/ and parent/child therapy.
*Angela DelFiacco, MA, LMFTPMinneapolisRAD, PTSD, HISTORY OF ABUSE, EMDR, LGBTQ
*Jennifer H. Disney, M.A., Licensed PsychologistMaple GroveRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming behaviors, Eating Disorders, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Sue Johnson and Lisa Palmer Olsen developed model: another dyadic and family therapy model.
*Lindsey Donnelly, LICSWPlymouthRAD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Search & Reunion Suppport, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator), PTSD, Childhood Depression, Obesessive Compulsive Disorder, Early Traumatic Experiences, Transracial/Transcultural, Open Adoption
*Connie Dummer, MA, LP, LMFT, RPT-SDeephavenRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Play therapy, DBT, EMDR
*Adam Fox, MDMinneapolisFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Childhood Depression, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors, medical management of psychiatric conditions
*Meagan Galbari, MA, LPCPlymouthRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, TF-CBT
*Amy Gebben, MA, LMFTCoon Rapids & CambridgeRAD PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors, Eating Disorders
*J. Maris Gilbert MA, LMFT IMH-E(III)MinneapolisFASD, RAD PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuese, ADD
*Cynthia M. Gill, MA, LMFTChanhassenRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, EMDR
*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
*Alexis Greeves LPCCRosevilleAttachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), PTSD, Childhood Depression, Early Traumatic Experiences, Open Adoption
*Gloria Guinee, MSW, LICSWStillwaterRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors
*Carole Coffey Hannah, Eds, LPSt. Paul & Maple GroveRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Somatic Experiencing, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Self-Harming Behaviors
*Kelly Heagle, MA, LMFT, RPTLake Elmo & St. Paul
FASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Neurological Reorganization, Play Therapy (Theraplay), Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction, LGBTQ, Eating Disorders, Trauma focused work based on Neurodevelopmental Trauma, (related to Bessel Van der Kolk, Bruce Perry and Peter Vogel’s work) Parent Education related to Trauma, Neurological concerns related to Trauma and Attachment, Education related to interacting with larger systems of care (Waivers, Case Management, Out of Home Placements, 504s or IEPs)
*Tanya Holthus, PsyD, LPMinnetonkaFASD, RAD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play therapy, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behaviors, Eating Disorders, DBT
*Jeanne Ketola, MA, LPCCSt. Louis Park & ChamplinFASD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*MaiNhia Khang, LMFTSt. Paul(Fluent in Hmong & advanced training in assessing FASD)
FASD, RAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
*Jennifer Kortgard MSW, LICSWShoreviewFASD, RAD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, ADD, ODD,Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Search & Reunion Support, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity,Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy
*Maria Kroupina PhD, LPMinneapolisFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), History of Sexual Abuse, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Attention Deficit Disorder, Childhood Depression, Addiction, Family Work, Floor Time therapy, Circle of Security, Executive Functions and Mindfulness therapy
*Stefanie Kuhnmuench, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Denise B. Lacher, MA, LPDeephavenAttachment, adoption, trauma
*Carolyn Larson, LMFTFridleyFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, LGBTQ
*Natalie Larson, MA, LPCCBlaineRAD, PTSD, Grief and Loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect
*Erin Leach, MA, LMFTBloomingtonFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Play therapy, TF-CBT, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction, Self-Harming Behaviors, Eating Disorders, EMDR
*Laura Lofy, MPH, PhD, Licensed School Psychologist MinnetonkaFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Chad T. Lorenz, Psy.D., MA, LMFTVictoria & Prior LakeAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Early Childhood Parental Guidance, Parent-Child Relational Therapy, Attachment Issues, Rape & Sexual Abuse, Other Psychological Trauma, Children of High-Conflict Divorce, Masculinity & Adolescence, Anxiety, Depression, Child Defiance and Problematic Behaviors, Emotion Regulation Problems, Adolescent Transitions, School Refusal Conduct Disorder, Court-ordered Diagnostic Assessments
*Maureen Maslinski, MSW, LICSWSt. PaulFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression,Family Work, LGBTQ, EMDR, Self-Harming Behaviors, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused – Cognivitive Behavioral Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction
*Joanne May, PhD, LPDeephavenRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, EMDR
*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
*Deena McMahon, LICSW, MSWSt. PaulChild sexual abuse, adoption and permanency placement work, attachment therapy, early childhood trauma, training and consultant for child protection teams.
*Krista Nelson, MA, LICSW, LMFTSt. PaulRAD, PTSD, Grief and Loss related to adoption, Childhood depression, History of Abuse/Neglect
*Melissa Nichols, MA, LMFTDeephavenAdoption, Early childhood maltreatment and trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma. I work with children and adolescents. EMDR trained
*Sally Phillips, PH.D., L.P.ShakopeePTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming behaviors
*Kelly Pieper, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisRAD PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse
*Kathy C. Points, MA, LMFTSt. Louis ParkRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, Eating Disorders, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, TF-CBT
*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
*Steve Ruff, M.A., LMFTRichfieldReactive Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, History of Abuse/Neglect, Attention Deficit Disorder
*Jennifer Rye, MA, LMFTCoon RapidsRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, TF-CBT
*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
*Elana M. Schuster, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisPTSD, RAD, Grief and Loss to Adoption, Childhood depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, ADD
*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
*Bridget Stevens-Murphy, L.G.S.W.PlymouthGrief and loss related to adoption, Family Work, History of Physical Abuse
*Amie Summers, PLLCWayzataRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss, Childhood depression, Play therapy, TF-CBT, History of physical abuse/neglect, Sexual abuse, ADD
*Margaret (Peggy) Thomsen, MSW, LICSWSt. PaulReactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief and loss related to adoption, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), childhood depression
*Warren O. Watson, LICSWMinnetonkaAdolescent, family, birth parent-adoptee post-reunion issues, GSA
*Sandra Woolsey MA, LPCCLPCCSt. PaulFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family work, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behavior, DBT
*Mark Zaczkowski, MSW, LICSWMinneapolisRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, Self-Harming Behavior, Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF - CBT)
*Jessica Zingelman, MSW, LICSWLPCCMaple GroveRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, ADD, DBT
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Ana Pereira, MA, LMFTGrand RapidsPlease see therapist page for more info
*Cindy Lee Thomas MSW, LICSWGrand Rapids
FASD, RAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Reunion Support, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Early Traumatic Experiences, Transracial/Transcultural, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
TherapistsLocationSpecialties
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Alicia V. Holley, MA, LPCC, ATR-BCBemidjiRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming behaviors, Trauma-Focused Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
*Michele Lovehaug, MSW, LICSW, BCDMoorheadChildren and Family Therapy
*Jessica Croatt Niemi, MSSW LICSW IMH-E(IV)BemidjiFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, TF-CBT, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse
*Catherine Yeager, Ph.D.Grand Forks, NDNeuropsychological assessment (ADHD, leaving problems, autism, FAS/FAE, head injury)
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Jeanne M. Allen PsyD LP, RNCNSRochesterFASD, PTSD, childhood depression, Play Therapy, History of Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behavior, Addiction, Eating Disorders, also psychologic assessment, medication management, as well as therapy.
*Dwight DoBell LMFT, M.Div.RochesterRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, History of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, ADD, TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Incorporation of Christian Spirituality when appropriate
*Melissa Kaderabek, MA, LMFTRochesterRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, LGBTQ, TF-CBT, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Dewina Anderson Kraus, MA, LMFTRochesterPTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Adolescent Depression, Family Work, Self-Harming Behavior, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Addiction
*John McKenzie, Psy.D.RochesterAdult, Couples Counseling
*Terri Ross LMFTFaribaultFASD, RAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused - Cognivitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, LGBTQ
*Sarah Stelzner, MSW, LICSWRochesterRAD, PTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD
*Brittni Timmerman, MS, NCC, LPCC, RPTRochesterRAD, Attachment, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, ADD
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Mary E. Anderson MA, LAMFTHutchinsonFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Reative Attachmnet Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Childhood Depression, Sensory Integration, History of Abuse/Neglect
*Sara Barber, MA, LPCCWillmarPTSD, grief and loss related to adoption, childhood depression, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma Focused – Cogvitive Behavioral Therapy, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse
*Charline L. Bengtson, MA, LMFTWillmar & PaynesvilleRAD, ADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Eating Disorders (strong area of expertise), Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Search & Reunion Support, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Trauma Focused), Trauma Resiliency Model
*Anita L. Smith, MS, LPCC, DCC, PACCMankatoFASD, RAD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, ADD, OCD, ODD, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy
*Lisa J Stellinga, MS, LPC-MH, LACSioux Falls, SDFASD, RAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy, History of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction, Self-Harming Behaviors, Eating Disorders
*Barbara Zaeska, LICSWPennockFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Reative Attachmnet Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, Play Therapy, History of Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD
TherapistsLocationSpecialities
*Jeff Cross LMFTAlexandriaRAD, PTSD, Grief and Loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, TF-CBT, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, History of Sexual Abuse, ADD, Addiction, Self-Harming Behaviors
*Benjamin Nesbitt, MSW, LICSW.AlexandriaRAD, PTSD, Grief and loss related to adoption, Childhood Depression, Family Work, History of Physical Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Abuse, ADD, Self-Harming Behavior
*Sara Stallman, LICSWFargo, NDADHD, PTSD, Childhood Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-Harming Behaviors, Attachment, Early Traumatic Experience, Grief and Loss Related to Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural, Search & Reunion Support, Open Adoption, Adoption Identity, Sexual Abuse (Victim), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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