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Both Sides Counsel & Therapy
711 West Lake Street,  Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN  55408

LaShawn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been committed to working with families and children for over 30 years. LaShawn has worked with children in the school, community and justice system setting and has provided services in home and in the office setting. She has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, attachment concerns, ADHD, Trauma, grief and loss, and identity and abandonment issues. She uses the lens of cultural awareness and a strength based approach to address client concerns. LaShawn practices from an integrative approach drawing from techniques used in Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Experiential, Narrative and Structural theories.
LaShawn embraces the power of community and understands that each person’s story holds power reverence. Additionally, LaShawn believes that relationships are the foundation of healing and growth and honors the experiences that impact the lives of individuals and families. She draws on her own experience with Kinship adoption in her work. LaShawn has provided many services over the years to adoption, foster and kinship families and has also facilitated trainings for foster care providers.

Additional Information:

Service Location:  Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
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
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy: Filial; Experiential/Non-Directive




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