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Charline Bengtson, LMFT
320-894-9626
www.charlinebengtson.com

Location #1:
1300 Willmar Ave SE
Willmar, MN 56201

Location #2:
200 Stearns Ave.
Paynesville, MN 56362 

Location #3:
105 2nd Ave. NE
Suite 110
Glenwood, MN 56334

Success in therapy is based on the power of the therapeutic relationship to provide healing and guidance.  My philosophy to therapy seeks to restore balance into my client’s lives. Life transitions; such as those associated with foster care and adoption, may present difficult challenges and obstacles to navigate on the journey through the transition. 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 over their life.  I build on my client’s strengths and provide them encouragement to help rediscover their way to live a more balanced life.

I work with an honest, confidential, and respectful demeanor.  I work with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan.  I find great joy and meaning in helping my 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
Relationship & Communication Issues
Eating Disorders
Emotional Intelligence
Life Transitions
Attachment Related Issues
Adoption & Foster Care
Stress Management
Identity Struggles

​I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Board Member, and an AAMFT Clinical Fellow.  I provide mental health counseling services for individual, couples, group, and families.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota.  I completed a year of Americorps Service after completing my undergraduate studies and was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Following my year with Americorps, I returned to graduate school at Argosy University and Adler Graduate School and obtained my Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy.  I have been practicing at LifeSeasons Professional Counseling, LLC in Willmar & Paynesville, MN since 2010.

Therapy sessions can be scheduled with Charline at 320.894.9626 or cbengtson@lifeseasons.net.

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)
Couples
Family
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
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems
Adlerian Counseling

updated Summer/2017

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