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Heart to Heart Child and Family Center for Counseling, LLC.
127 County Road C Ste 6
Little Canada, MN 55117

With great professionalism, care, and experience, Dr. Kathleen will work tirelessly for you and your family. As a parent and a professional, Dr. Kathleen brings a heart for the success of every family to her work. Dr. Kathleen will work with you to develop a treatment plan to restore harmony and functioning in your family.

Dr. Kathleen has a Ph.D. in Family Psychology. She is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. She has graduated from the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate program offered through the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.

She has been counseling children and their families for thirty years. She has co-authored six books and has published numerous articles in professional journals and reference books, and is a professor at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul teaching Counseling Children. Please visit to learn more.

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, Twin Cities 2017 Cohort

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)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
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)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Circle of Security
Play Therapy: Filial; TheraPlay; Experiential


updated Spring 2021

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