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Clinic-based and in-home services through:
Room to grow Therapy and Consulting, LLC
93 Oak Ave South, Suite 4
Annandale, MN 55302

Provides CTSS in the Wright County area through:
Greater Minnesota Family Services

My name is Ann Kent and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a passion for working with foster and adoptive families. As a foster/adoptive mother myself, I can relate to many of the issues my clients bring to me.  I believe that disrupted attachment occurs in the context of relationships, and therefore should be healed in the content of a relationship. For this reason, I encourage strong caregiver involvement in treatment.

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and find this modality to be extremely effective for children, as well as their parents, who may be experiencing secondary trauma.  I have additional training that allows in-utero/pre-verbal memories to be targeted (Sandra Paulsen’s “When There are No words”).  I am a graduate of the Permanency and Adoption Competently Certificate Program (PACC) offered through the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.

Additional Information

Service Location: Clinic & In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, Twin Cities 2017 Co-Hort

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Birth/First Parent/Family 
Adoptive parents

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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)z
Secondary/vicarious trauma

Treatment Modalities:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment interventions for couples in crisis)
Therapeutic play
Attachment Focused Therapy (Dan Hughes Model)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Parent coaching (Heather Forbes’ “Beyond Consequences”)


updated Spring 2021

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