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Child and Family Specialty Clinic
Parkway Office Building
4748 Chicago Ave. Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Helga is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Family Life Educator and provides individual therapy to children (pre-school and school age), adolescents and adults. Her specialties include relationship/couple therapy, family therapy and play therapy. Helga has many years of experience helping individuals and families involved in foster care and adoption systems.

Helga has a special interest in reducing the impact trauma has on children and adults’ lives and in building supportive and strong attachment relationships over a life time. She works collaboratively with clients when addressing issues of mood disorders, grief and loss, chronic illness, developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders), and delays.

Additional Information

Service Location:Office Based In-Home

Languages Spoken:English and German

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

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

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy: directive and non-directive

updated Spring 2021

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