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Family Circle Counseling
2356 University Ave. W
Suite 280, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Katherine Harrell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescents, and families as well as individuals who seek to regain emotional-relational health. Her areas of interest include working with survivors of trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD), adoption and permanency and other attachment disruptions, and coping with challenging transitions. Katherine also specializes in supporting queer families and youth, and is a member of the LGBTQ+ Therapists Network in the Twin Cities.

With children, Katherine uses a variety of play therapy interventions. Through play, Katherine believes that kids are engaged in serious work and learning. Katherine views therapy as a personalized classroom; a space for children and families to learn more about themselves and their connections to one another. In every session, she aims to heighten emotional awareness, and highlight the client’s and/or the family’s strengths. Katherine approaches her practice through an intersectional lens that promotes the radical acceptance of all parts of a person’s identity. Katherine’s vibrant and expressive personality creates a warm hospitality where families can feel safe.

Additional Information:

Service Location:  Office Based; In-Home; Telehealth

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couples Work
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Intellectual Disabilities
Eating Disorder
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-Harming Behavior
Substance Use
Suicidal Concerns
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)
Sex Trafficking Victim

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
DC 0-5
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory

updated Spring 2021

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