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Location #1:
Ascend Family Institute
21308 John Milless De. Ste 202
Rogers, MN 55374

Location #2:
Hope Rising
* Does not accept insurance
5780 Lincoln Dr.
Edina, MN 55436

Samantha Colai is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered play therapist, specializing in children impacted by trauma, separation, and divorce. She specializes in working with foster care and adopted children and their families. Samantha offers trauma-informed individual therapy, parent coaching, team-based reunification services, and consultation for court-involved families and professionals. She is also a member of a Foster Care Family.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)

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)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Play Therapy: Filial, TheraPlay, Experiential, Sand Tray



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    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

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