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Beginnings and Beyond Counseling
5666 Lincoln Drive,
Suite 101
Edina, MN 55436
(612) 367-6029
https://www.beginningsandbeyondmn.com/

Experiences in childhood set the stage for lifelong mental health. I enjoy working with children on the adoption permanency spectrum and their caregivers in finding healthy solutions to the challenges they face. When working with children I utilize play therapy, an approach that allows children to express themselves through their natural language of play. When given a safe space to play freely children are better able to integrate their experiences in order to grow and heal.
I work closely with parents and caregivers throughout the therapy process. Through our work I hope to support and strengthen parent child relationships and promote lasting positive changes that will lead to greater joy for families.

Some of the issues that I can support children on the adoption permanency spectrum in working through are processing trauma and grief, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem, transitions, and child- caregiver attachment/ relationships. I can see clients both individually and/or in family sessions depending on the need of the child. It is likely that both family and individual sessions will be utilized throughout the treatment process.

I believe that therapy should be fun and engaging for both children and their caregivers! It is a privilege to provide a space for kids and families to increase emotional expression, increase their ability to cope, develop stronger relationships and increase confidence and self-awareness.

Additional Information

Service Location:  Office Based In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19-25)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Family
Birth/First Parent/Family
LGBTQ

Areas of Practice Strength:
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
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Circle of Security
Developmental Repair
Attachment Based Play Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
DC 0-5
Aces Training
Play Therapy:
Filial
TheraPlay
Experiential

 

updated Spring 2021

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    The use of the information on this site is strictly up to the discretion of the user.  MN ADOPT is not responsible for the contents of any outside sites through any external links provided; nor are the links an endorsement of the external site as to quality, accuracy or completeness.

    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following:

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-therapist/

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