skip to Main Content

UMN Pediatrics: Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program
Discovery Clinic
2512 S. 7th St., Floor 3
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Kathryn Elison, MSW LICSW is a Behavioral Health Clinician in the Birth to Three and Ealy Childhood Mental Health Program at the University of Minnesota’s department of Pediatrics. She specializes in working with families that have experienced toxic stress caused by early adversity, trauma or multiple transitions. Kathryn also has expertise in working with young children who have experienced medical trauma.

She employs TF-CBT, TI-CPP, Circle of Security parent training as well as relationship-based therapy in her work with families. Kathryn believes in working with both parent and child to effect change in the family system.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Circle of Security



  • Disclaimer

    The use of the information on this site is strictly up to the discretion of the user.  MN ADOPT is not responsible for the contents of any outside sites through any external links provided; nor are the links an endorsement of the external site as to quality, accuracy or completeness.

    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following fact sheets:

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

Back To Top
Translate »