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Charline Bengtson, LMFT
105 2nd Ave. NE
Suite 110
Glenwood, MN 56334
Therapy sessions can be scheduled with Charline at 320.428.0744 or

Charline completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School.  Charline completed a year of Americorps Service after completing her ungraduated studies and was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Charline has been practicing in rural MN since 2010.  Charline is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Minnesota Association of Marriage Family Therapy clinical fellow.  Charline completed the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training for Mental Health Professionals through the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE).

Finding healing in therapy is based on the power of the therapeutic relationship to provide comfort, trust, and guidance.   Life transitions; such as those associated with foster care, out of home placements, and adoption, often present difficult challenges and obstacles for individual and families to navigate. Counseling can facilitate the growth families and individuals seek when they become stuck in life’s journey.  It takes brave individuals and families to seek help when life’s hardships have made them feel powerless.  Charline build on her client’s strengths and provide them encouragement to help rediscover their way to live a more balanced life.

Charline works with an honest, confidential, and respectful demeanor in a private practice setting.  Charline works with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan.  Charline finds great joy and meaning in helping her clients gain insight and awareness, access their inner strengths and resources, and develop the skills and confidence to create a more fulfilling and balanced life.

My areas of interest include:

  • Grief and Ambiguous Loss Issues
  • Parenting Skills and Parent-Child Relationship Difficulties
  • Blending & Divorcing Families
  • Marital Conflict
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior/Development
  • Trauma & Anxiety-related Disorders
  • Family of origin Issues
  • Relationship & Communication Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Life Transitions
  • Attachment Related Issues
  • ​Adoption & Foster Care
  • Adoption Identity
  • Neglect Trauma
  • Open Adoption
  • Inner Child Healing
  • Reunification & Search support
  • Stress Management
  • Identity Struggles

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems

updated Summer/2019

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