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Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, Inc.
891 Belsly Blvd
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218.287.4338
Fax: 218.287.5928
Toll Free: 866.455.6417
www.solutionsinpractice.org

Philosophy of Practice: “To help children and families heal and function in a healthy manner.”

Michele Lovehaug received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in 1997 in both social work and Spanish. She went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Ms. Lovehaug is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in both North Dakota and Minnesota. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Prior to working at Solutions, Ms. Lovehaug worked at Southeast Human Service Center as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Child Family Therapist. Before that, she was an In-Home Therapist with The Village Family Service Center in the Family Based Services Program. Ms. Lovehaug has extensive experience working with children and families and with child protection issues. She is a Certified Facilitator in the Wraparound Process and Family Group Conferencing.

Ms. Lovehaug began her practice at Solutions in 2005, and is the Outpatient Services Supervisor at the Moorhead location. She provides individual and family therapy using brief solution focused, structural/strategic, narrative and cognitive-behavioral therapy modalities. Her areas of specialty are with children and families, especially young children with behavioral difficulties, anxiety and trauma, and children and families involved in the foster care and adopt systems. She also works with families undergoing infertility treatment. She provides clinical supervision for staff seeking licensure.

Ms. Lovehaug is a certified trainer in Parent-Child Interactional Therapy, an evidence-based therapy designed to improve relationships between parents and their children. She strives to maintain the fidelity of this treatment model in her work and clinical supervision. She works hard to help families see the change and to be a part of the solution for their children. She finds it rewarding to see positive changes in family relationships.

Church related activities and volunteering have been important for Ms. Lovehaug, and she has been involved on mission trips. She is a member of The Power of 100 in the Red River Valley. She enjoys hiking, creating scrapbooks, and traveling in her spare time.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, 2017 Co-Hort

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Family
Birth/First Parent/Family
LGBTQ

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
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)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) * Level 2 PICT trainer *
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

updated Summer/2017

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