Provides In-Home Services 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 provide services in the home setting for families in the Wright County area so that we can address concerns in the moment.
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 parental 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 am also a graduate of the Permanency and Adoption Competently Certificate Program (PACC) offered through the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.
I pull treatment strategies from the work of Daniel Hughes, Heather Forbes and Michael Orleans/Terry Levy.
Service Location: 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
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
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
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Play Therapy: Filial
Attachment Focused Therapy (Dan Hughes Model)