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Fernbrook Family Center
Amanda Sargent, MS, LPCC2519 Commerce Dr. NW
Rochester, MN 55902

Amanda Sargent is the clinical therapist for the Little Fern Early Childhood Day Treatment program at Fernbrook Family Center in Rochester, MN. Amanda graduated with her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree from Viterbo University in 2019 and has recently completed all qualifications to be a licensed clinician in the state of Minnesota.

Amanda specializes in attachment and developmental concerns, offering individual/family therapy options for children ages 2-7 years old. In addition, Amanda also offers psychoeducation outreach services including professional trainings on Early Childhood Mental Health and the Effects of Trauma on the Developing Brain to professionals within the legal and child protection systems. Because of her role as a level 4 service intensity clinician, Amanda has valuable experience navigating challenging emotions and behaviors from young children as they adjust to changes in their world. Amanda primarily utilizes interventions from Theraplay, Conscious Discipline, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Circle of Security to address presenting concerns, however; Amanda is diligent in ensuring treatment plans are specifically tailored to the client’s current needs. Amanda is currently completing ABC Interventions training to better help her clients respond to their children’s cues and develop nurturing, delightful relationships. She intends to continue development in early childhood mental health realm, including completing certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, among other interests.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based; In-Home

Languages Spoken: English, intermediate Spanish

Practice Focus:
Infant (0-2)
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Couple Work
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Mood Disorder
Intellectual Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Systems of Care Navigation
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Parent Coaching
Early Traumatic Experiences

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Circle of Security
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
DC 0-5
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Experiential Play Therapy
Psychological Testing
Parental Assessment
Conscious Discipline

Added Feb 2022

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