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Christian Family Solutions
16233 Kenyon Avenue Suite #230
Lakeville, MN 55044
800.438.1772
https://christianfamilysolutions.org/

Dr. Mears joined Christian Family Solutions in 2011. He received his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University-Twin Cities, an MA degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethany Lutheran College. Prior to joining Christian Family Solutions, Dr. Mears completed his doctoral internship at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, specializing in crisis intervention and aggression reduction interventions.

Dr. Mears also has five years of experience working as an in-home therapist with adolescents and their families. Dr. Mears works extensively with psychological testing and evaluation where he completes attachment, trauma, and psychosexual evaluations for adoptive families.

Dr. Mears is a passionate adoption competent therapist who is an adoptive father.  He knows on a personal level the blessings and unique challenges of being an adoptive parent.

 

Additional Information 

Service Location: Office Based In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

National Training Initiative (NTI) – Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Graduate:  Yes

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)
Couples
Family
Birth/First Parent/Family
LGBTQ

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depressio
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Addictions
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
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)

 

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Adult Attachment Inventory
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
Psychosexual Assessments

 

Summer/2019

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    Choosing a Therapist
    Adoption-Competent Therapist Traits
    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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