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Room to Grow Therapy and Consulting, LLC
Annandale, MN
320-281-6800

and

Greater Minnesota Family Services
2320 E. HWY 12, Suite 2
Willmar, MN 56201
320-894-6322

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I see children within the context of their experiences and relationships. Traumatic or difficult experiences most often happen within the context of close relationships, therefore, I encourage repair/healing within the context of relationships for both children and their loved ones. In conversation with children and their caregivers/parents we collaboratively develop treatment plans that fit the needs and goals of the family system. I utilize evidenced base practices, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and EMDR in conjunction with attachment-focused therapies forwarded by Daniel Hughes, Heather Forbes, and Michael Orleans/Terry Levy.

My experiences providing services to families in their homes and when children are in placement supports the use of these approaches for both children and adults. I seek to understand and support the entire family system.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based; In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (9-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
LGBTQ+

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Truancy
Self-Harming Behavior
Suicidal Concerns
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
ARC Model
Eye Movement Desensitization/Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy

 

 

added Winter 2019

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    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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