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Nesting Connections, LLC
Dakota County
651-300-9990
rachel@nestingconnections.com

I have been working with children and families for over a decade and primarily work with children birth to 13 and their caregivers. I am a verified provider of DC:0-5 diagnostic assessments and am endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E). I use a trauma-informed, attachment-based, and play-focused approach to therapy. I am a Registered Play Therapist and incorporate some form of play in almost all my sessions. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilize TF-CBT when appropriate. I have experience providing services in settings such as in-home, outpatient, telehealth, and school-linked mental health. Overall, I enjoy creating a partnership with my clients and helping them develop more healthy attachment patterns during the therapeutic process for current and future family relationships.

Additional Information:

Service Location:  In-Home; Telehealth

Languages Spoken:  English

Practice Focus:
Infant (0-2)
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
LGBTQ+

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Self-Harming Behavior
Suicidal Concerns
Divorce/co-parenting
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sex Trafficking Victim

Treatment Modalities:
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
DC 0-5
Sand Tray or Sand Play
TheraPlay
Experiential Play Therapy
Ecotherapy
Art Therapy
Gestalt Therapy

added Summer 2021
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