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Bluestem: A Center for Child and Family Development
124 Elton Hills Ln NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Dewina Kraus is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. She also completed a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul.

Ms. Kraus has been working in the mental health and chemical dependency fields for over 15 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Her interest areas and expertise includes: couples therapy, adoption and permanency, family system dynamics, trauma, attachment, parent coaching, and DBT skills training.

Ms. Kraus focuses her work at Bluestem Center in Rochester, MN on older adolescent and adult patients as well as family groups.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, 2014 Cohort

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy




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