Child Therapists in Bloomington, MN

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Stephanie Ann Palazzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
I have specific training in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) methods for treating children with autism and have participated in the state of Minnesota's evidence based practices for treating those with anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral concerns.
My goal is to support clients to improve their quality of daily life and I am committed to supporting them achieve better outcomes for themselves. I work with clients and their families to learn healthy strategies for managing anxiety and depression that may be debilitating or preventing them from doing things they once loved and enjoy doing.
I have specific training in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) methods for treating children with autism and have participated in the state of Minnesota's evidence based practices for treating those with anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral concerns.
My goal is to support clients to improve their quality of daily life and I am committed to supporting them achieve better outcomes for themselves. I work with clients and their families to learn healthy strategies for managing anxiety and depression that may be debilitating or preventing them from doing things they once loved and enjoy doing.
(952) 592-4265 x755 View (952) 592-4265 x755
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Erin Beecher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55425
Do you have concerns about your child’s developmental needs or differences? Are you feeling overwhelmed about how to best support your child, or unsure about where to start? If this describes you, know that you’re not alone. I will work collaboratively with you and your child to navigate the challenges of daily life, relationships, and parenting toward a more harmonious future.
Do you have concerns about your child’s developmental needs or differences? Are you feeling overwhelmed about how to best support your child, or unsure about where to start? If this describes you, know that you’re not alone. I will work collaboratively with you and your child to navigate the challenges of daily life, relationships, and parenting toward a more harmonious future.
(952) 592-4087 View (952) 592-4087
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Chris Bezenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
My experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Witnessing people create meaningful changes in their lives has been my greatest privilege, as a therapist. Strong, loving relationships, healthy family bonds, vocational success, healing from wounds of trauma, and reconnecting to a joyful participation in life are some of the experiences I have been able to share with clients. I hold a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and bring my background in creative arts, trauma work, and rich life experience to help clients get past the barriers of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
My experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Witnessing people create meaningful changes in their lives has been my greatest privilege, as a therapist. Strong, loving relationships, healthy family bonds, vocational success, healing from wounds of trauma, and reconnecting to a joyful participation in life are some of the experiences I have been able to share with clients. I hold a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and bring my background in creative arts, trauma work, and rich life experience to help clients get past the barriers of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(612) 887-2659 x725 View (612) 887-2659 x725
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Jeressa O'Leary
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
I have worked in mental health and human services in the Twin Cities since 2003 in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, school and community based settings. I am passionate about working with children and their caregivers using a strength and relationship-based approach. I am experienced in treating mental health symptoms related to neurodivergence (such as autism and ADHD), mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), trauma, attachment problems and relationship conflicts. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families.
I have worked in mental health and human services in the Twin Cities since 2003 in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, school and community based settings. I am passionate about working with children and their caregivers using a strength and relationship-based approach. I am experienced in treating mental health symptoms related to neurodivergence (such as autism and ADHD), mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), trauma, attachment problems and relationship conflicts. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families.
(952) 900-3643 x707 View (952) 900-3643 x707
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Nick Seivert
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
Specific types of CBT I utilize include Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Collaborative Problem Solving, Parent Training, modified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, adults, and families. While I treat a wide range of problems, I have particular specialties with OCD and related disorders, anxiety disorders, and many issues that present in childhood. My approach is best characterized as evidence-based, goal-oriented, active, and collaborative. I am trained in a variety of treatment approaches, though, and hope to bring a perspective and flexibility to help you meet your particular goals for psychotherapy.
Specific types of CBT I utilize include Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Collaborative Problem Solving, Parent Training, modified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, adults, and families. While I treat a wide range of problems, I have particular specialties with OCD and related disorders, anxiety disorders, and many issues that present in childhood. My approach is best characterized as evidence-based, goal-oriented, active, and collaborative. I am trained in a variety of treatment approaches, though, and hope to bring a perspective and flexibility to help you meet your particular goals for psychotherapy.
(952) 955-9838 View (952) 955-9838
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Minnesota Counseling and Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55420
Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Dakota. While working as a Crisis Counselor, Erin earned a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Erin is also a Registered Play Therapist and a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor (Relationship Counseling). She is a member of the American Association for Play Therapy and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Erin works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups dealing with various life changes.
Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Dakota. While working as a Crisis Counselor, Erin earned a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Erin is also a Registered Play Therapist and a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor (Relationship Counseling). She is a member of the American Association for Play Therapy and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Erin works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups dealing with various life changes.
(651) 447-5898 View (651) 447-5898
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Bernadette Thomson
Psychologist, PhD, LP, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
Not accepting new clients
I work to help adults, children and couples make adjustments in their lives so they are more comfortable and in control of their behaviors and emotions. I have a genuine desire to get to know my clients and understand the difficulties they are experiencing. My therapy combines psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. I have particular interests helping people who are dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, health concerns, relationship problems, parenting difficulties, substance abuse, ADHD or school performance. Along with work as a psychologist, I have worked as a special education teacher which enhances my understanding of special needs children.
I work to help adults, children and couples make adjustments in their lives so they are more comfortable and in control of their behaviors and emotions. I have a genuine desire to get to know my clients and understand the difficulties they are experiencing. My therapy combines psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. I have particular interests helping people who are dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, health concerns, relationship problems, parenting difficulties, substance abuse, ADHD or school performance. Along with work as a psychologist, I have worked as a special education teacher which enhances my understanding of special needs children.
(952) 373-0443 View (952) 373-0443
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Jim Anderson
Psychologist, MS, LP
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55420
Lastly, I am often complimented by my clients and colleagues not only for my knowledge of children and child development, but also for my patience in working with kids.
I've been working with children since 1991, mostly at the elementary and preschool age level. In the 90's I developed a passion for play therapy and began my own training and experience. Twenty years later I have my ideal space at Cashman Center where I provide play therapy every day, addressing everything from anxiety to trauma to attachment, teaching new skills including assertiveness, self-advocacy, and emotional independence, and consulting with families. With over twenty years of experience doing assessments in the schools, I continue to do assessments for learning styles, behavior and mood dysregulation, autism, and ADHD.
Lastly, I am often complimented by my clients and colleagues not only for my knowledge of children and child development, but also for my patience in working with kids.
I've been working with children since 1991, mostly at the elementary and preschool age level. In the 90's I developed a passion for play therapy and began my own training and experience. Twenty years later I have my ideal space at Cashman Center where I provide play therapy every day, addressing everything from anxiety to trauma to attachment, teaching new skills including assertiveness, self-advocacy, and emotional independence, and consulting with families. With over twenty years of experience doing assessments in the schools, I continue to do assessments for learning styles, behavior and mood dysregulation, autism, and ADHD.
(952) 260-0311 View (952) 260-0311
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Jessica DuPay Ellison
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55437
In order to find balance in life it is important to nurture our own inner-child and engage in self-care.
We all possess the strength and ability to learn what motivates us and what holds us back. Together I'd like to create a plan to aid in reducing the pain and suffering with whatever struggles you have in life and learn new ways to find happiness and inner-peace. My passion for guiding youth has always been at the forefront of my practice. It can be difficult as a parent or guardian and see your child struggle with depression, anxiety, anger or self-esteem. I want to support your child in a way to become a happy healthy adult.
In order to find balance in life it is important to nurture our own inner-child and engage in self-care.
We all possess the strength and ability to learn what motivates us and what holds us back. Together I'd like to create a plan to aid in reducing the pain and suffering with whatever struggles you have in life and learn new ways to find happiness and inner-peace. My passion for guiding youth has always been at the forefront of my practice. It can be difficult as a parent or guardian and see your child struggle with depression, anxiety, anger or self-esteem. I want to support your child in a way to become a happy healthy adult.
(612) 326-9655 View (612) 326-9655
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Lyndsie Standerwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55420
Lyndsie has experience working with clients and families effected by trauma, domestic violence, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse, parent-child conflict, attachment injuries, behavior issues and loss.
In-Person sessions with COVID-19 precautions in place and Virtual sessions available. Lyndsie Standerwick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, women, and families. Lyndsie is passionate about walking alongside clients and families as they find what they need within themselves to live life more fully. Lyndsie aims to listen to clients without judgement and to provide feedback and support honestly.
Lyndsie has experience working with clients and families effected by trauma, domestic violence, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse, parent-child conflict, attachment injuries, behavior issues and loss.
In-Person sessions with COVID-19 precautions in place and Virtual sessions available. Lyndsie Standerwick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, women, and families. Lyndsie is passionate about walking alongside clients and families as they find what they need within themselves to live life more fully. Lyndsie aims to listen to clients without judgement and to provide feedback and support honestly.
(612) 361-2247 View (612) 361-2247
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Makayla Shepard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55425
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with children and families who have had concerns related but not limited to: life transitions, foster care & adoption, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.
I value both empathy and humor when it comes to the therapeutic process. I am passionate about creating a therapeutic relationship with each of my clients that includes a compassionate, inviting, and inclusive nature. I enjoy partnering with my clients to be creative in the therapeutic process to find what works best for them, as I believe everyone is unique in their own ways. Majority of my experience and expertise is working with children and families.
I have experience working with children and families who have had concerns related but not limited to: life transitions, foster care & adoption, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.
I value both empathy and humor when it comes to the therapeutic process. I am passionate about creating a therapeutic relationship with each of my clients that includes a compassionate, inviting, and inclusive nature. I enjoy partnering with my clients to be creative in the therapeutic process to find what works best for them, as I believe everyone is unique in their own ways. Majority of my experience and expertise is working with children and families.
(952) 592-9123 View (952) 592-9123
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Amber Ehrlich
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55431
Waitlist for new clients
Children, teens, and parents face challenges in life.
As a licensed, PhD-level clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents and has experience in child hospital settings, I provide evidenced based treatments for common mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, attentional issues, behavioral challenges, health-related issues, sleep difficulties, trauma, school refusal related to mental health. I am also well versed in treating adults with pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety.
Children, teens, and parents face challenges in life.
As a licensed, PhD-level clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents and has experience in child hospital settings, I provide evidenced based treatments for common mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, attentional issues, behavioral challenges, health-related issues, sleep difficulties, trauma, school refusal related to mental health. I am also well versed in treating adults with pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety.
(651) 998-7254 View (651) 998-7254
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Krista A Mrozinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IMH-E
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55425
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties. I assist families and couples through therapeutic work and help support and repair opportunities to honor fulfilling relationships with themselves and their greater support networks. I take a holistic approach and strive to provide clients with proactive, integrative strategies to assist with mental health concerns.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties. I assist families and couples through therapeutic work and help support and repair opportunities to honor fulfilling relationships with themselves and their greater support networks. I take a holistic approach and strive to provide clients with proactive, integrative strategies to assist with mental health concerns.
(218) 999-7750 View (218) 999-7750
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Stacy Stanley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55435
This is especially effective with emotional regulation in children and adults.
Stacy guides individuals, couples, and families to heal from relationship stressors and build resilience for the future. She believes that helping you reconnect with your emotional center and individual strengths is the key to positive change and growth. Using integrative therapy approaches, Stacy assists you in rediscovering your authentic self. Stacy helps identify and address the cycle that keeps you from being your best. She creates a clear and effective plan to address these problem areas.
This is especially effective with emotional regulation in children and adults.
Stacy guides individuals, couples, and families to heal from relationship stressors and build resilience for the future. She believes that helping you reconnect with your emotional center and individual strengths is the key to positive change and growth. Using integrative therapy approaches, Stacy assists you in rediscovering your authentic self. Stacy helps identify and address the cycle that keeps you from being your best. She creates a clear and effective plan to address these problem areas.
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Madisyn Eckl
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55435
I enjoy working with couples and family systems to strengthen relationships and create healthy interactions. I am passionate about working with couples and families struggling to manage conflict, children who need some extra support or individuals looking for a safe space to grow and challenge themselves.
I enjoy working with couples and family systems to strengthen relationships and create healthy interactions. I am passionate about working with couples and families struggling to manage conflict, children who need some extra support or individuals looking for a safe space to grow and challenge themselves.
(952) 248-8183 View (952) 248-8183
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Suzanne M Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
I serve adults, families, and children (ages 4-18) with a variety of challenges. I help men and women handle breakups or relationship difficulties, cope with being single, navigate dating, create healthy relationships, manage anger/ frustration, deal with depression, explore adoptee issues, and adapt to change or loss. I serve families with children who are pushing boundaries, fighting with or blaming others, worrying excessively, yelling/talking back, lacking appropriate social skills or have poor self-esteem. I also work with adoptive families who are concerned about their adopted child's "problem" behaviors, difficulties adjusting, or challenges in connecting with others.
I serve adults, families, and children (ages 4-18) with a variety of challenges. I help men and women handle breakups or relationship difficulties, cope with being single, navigate dating, create healthy relationships, manage anger/ frustration, deal with depression, explore adoptee issues, and adapt to change or loss. I serve families with children who are pushing boundaries, fighting with or blaming others, worrying excessively, yelling/talking back, lacking appropriate social skills or have poor self-esteem. I also work with adoptive families who are concerned about their adopted child's "problem" behaviors, difficulties adjusting, or challenges in connecting with others.
(612) 217-1916 View (612) 217-1916
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Nicole Brayden
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55435
Nicole graduated from the University of St. Thomas with her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and is pursuing licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She previously received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Nicole enjoys working with individuals, families, and adolescents. She has years of experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ODD, and ADHD.
Nicole graduated from the University of St. Thomas with her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and is pursuing licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She previously received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Nicole enjoys working with individuals, families, and adolescents. She has years of experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ODD, and ADHD.
(952) 209-7329 View (952) 209-7329
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Canvas Health, Bloomington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55425
We also offer outpatient mental health services for children.
All Are Welcome at our Bloomington mental health clinic. We believe that getting help is taking a bold step towards getting what you need, and getting "unstuck" from the things that are holding you back. Our Bloomington clinicians use a variety of therapeutic approaches, adapting and customizing all of the possible tools for each unique client to build upon your innate strengths.
We also offer outpatient mental health services for children.
All Are Welcome at our Bloomington mental health clinic. We believe that getting help is taking a bold step towards getting what you need, and getting "unstuck" from the things that are holding you back. Our Bloomington clinicians use a variety of therapeutic approaches, adapting and customizing all of the possible tools for each unique client to build upon your innate strengths.
(612) 800-0458 View (612) 800-0458
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Hannah Daniels
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55431
People are unique human beings with a long list of remarkable qualities. Sometimes though, we feel that we have qualities that we need to work on to be our better selves. I work with individuals to find those qualities and strengthen the ones we want to stay around. You may be a good fit for me if you: have ADHD, have children, are a family with adult children in the home, are a lifelong learner, are tired of looking at the positive side all the time, and willing to work on your problems in and out of therapy!
People are unique human beings with a long list of remarkable qualities. Sometimes though, we feel that we have qualities that we need to work on to be our better selves. I work with individuals to find those qualities and strengthen the ones we want to stay around. You may be a good fit for me if you: have ADHD, have children, are a family with adult children in the home, are a lifelong learner, are tired of looking at the positive side all the time, and willing to work on your problems in and out of therapy!
(952) 522-7820 x720 View (952) 522-7820 x720
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Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, MN 55431
I enjoy helping children and adults.
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
I enjoy helping children and adults.
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
(651) 299-6298 View (651) 299-6298
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Bloomington, MN provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Bloomington build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.