Amanda Pikala

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Amanda Pikala, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Blaine
(763) 225-2884 x125 Website

Amanda Pikala

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

Rum River Counseling
11870 Ulysses Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
(763) 225-2884 x125

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I bring brightness, humor, compassion, and authenticity to help you feel safe and connected. I take a systemic approach to therapy, meaning I place value in integrating past and current relationships into the therapeutic conversation. I am passionate about helping traditional and non-traditional couples and families in all stages, from premarital couples wanting to build a strong foundation, to couples struggling to connect, to those on the verge of divorce, to the unique struggles of blended families. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy, which research has consistently shown to be the most effective form of couples therapy.

As a therapist, I also specialize in helping 1) adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, 2) those struggling to feel connected in their relationships, and 3) members of law enforcement and government agencies. I utilize the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy by providing therapy with my co-therapist, Willow.

I also became a mediator to persue my passion of helping families and couples. I specialize in supporting the conversations of those in conflict around family issues... such as helping create a parenting plan, distribution of assets and debts, post-divorces issues that may arise, etc.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License No. and State: 2996 Minnesota

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally
  • Member Since: 2018

Location

Rum River Counseling
11870 Ulysses Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
(763) 225-2884 x125

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Ms. Jessica Bauman, MA, LPCC, RYT 200
Ms. Jessica Bauman, MA, LPCC, RYT 200
Counselor Colleague, known for 2 years
Amanda Sasek, MS, LMFT
Amanda Sasek, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Mrs. Liliana Baylon, LMFT, RPT
Mrs. Liliana Baylon, LMFT, RPT
Marriage & Family Therapist known for 1 years
Ms. Andrea Patten, MSW, LICSW
Ms. Andrea Patten, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 2 years
Kim Johnson, MA, LPCC
Kim Johnson, MA, LPCC
Registered Psychotherapist Friend, known for 1 years
Beth Ryland, MA, LMFT
Beth Ryland, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Sophia Pimsler, MA, LMFT
Sophia Pimsler, MA, LMFT
Pre-Licensed Professional Colleague, known for 2 years
Kristi Hall, MA, LMFT
Kristi Hall, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 7 years
Mrs. Ashley Krantz, MA, LPCC
Mrs. Ashley Krantz, MA, LPCC
Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Amy Norsten, MA, LMFT
Amy Norsten, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Amanda Sasek, MS, LMFT
Amanda Sasek, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist known for < 1 year
Amanda is a well trained, respectful, genuine therapist, I'd highly recommend her!
Ms. Andrea Patten, MSW, LICSW
Ms. Andrea Patten, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 2 years
Andrea is a wonderful, educated, passionate therapist who I would highly recommend! She has a warm, inviting personality.
Beth Ryland, MA, LMFT
Beth Ryland, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Beth is so passionate and knowledgeable, I would feel confident sending any couple to work with her!
Mrs. Ashley Krantz, MA, LPCC
Mrs. Ashley Krantz, MA, LPCC
Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Ashley is so genuinely kind and caring. She is passionate and driven to be the most helpful she can be. I'd highly recommend her!

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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018
Amanda Pikala, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Blaine

Amanda Pikala

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT