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Cedar Valley Center for Child & Family Therapy, PLLC
3460 Washington Drive Suite 110
Eagan, MN 55122

“My theoretical orientation is focused on attachment and trauma. All of us have a need for safety and security and these are the foundations I start with in my office and the work I do.”

Christina has worked in the mental health field since 2005 and welcomes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Christina works to form a partnership with her clients to develop and foster growth. She considers relationships to be an integral part of our lives and takes a systemic approach to the therapeutic process. When working with children Christina values the caregiver/child relationship and has caregivers be involved throughout the course of treatment. 

Areas of Interest include:
Play Therapy
Children (2-18)
Parent/Child Relationship
Difficult life changes
Reunification Therapy
Divorce Concerns

Christina also offers trainings/presentations for communities and other professionals. Some of the topics she presents on are:

·         Anxiety and the parent child relationship
·         Anxiety in schools
·         Trauma
·         Play therapy
·         Adoption/foster care concerns
·         Domestic abuse and mental health
·         Self Care
·         Sexual assault and abuse 

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based 

Languages Spoken: English

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
AttachmentGrief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Play Therapy: Filial; TheraPlay


updated Spring/2017

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