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Kathleen Mathews, LICSW, LLC
4959 Olson Memorial Hwy
Ste B
Golden Valley, MN 55422

I am a clinical social worker specializing in individual and family therapy. I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I am in private practice in Golden Valley, MN.

With over thirty-five years’ experience as an individual and family therapist for adults and children, and as a graduate of Columbia University in New York, I specialize in strengths-based, solution-focused therapy and I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, trauma, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and working with the GLBTQ population.

In addition to being a prominent individual therapist, I have presented at many of the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of trauma and the use of EMDR.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York
Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Relationships from the University of MN

License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed clinical social worker in the state of MN
Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant

Professional Activities and Memberships: NASW, Association for Play Therapy, EMDRIA

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based; Telehealth

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (4-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Systems of Care Navigation
Suicidal Concerns
Divorce/Co Parenting
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Eye Movement Desensitization/Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy

Added November 2022

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