Child Therapists in Golden Valley, MN

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Jane Kommer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Immediate openings available. Life can be hard and when it is, you may feel alone but you don't have to. Have you or your child felt anxious, overwhelmed, sad, hopeless, or angry? Have you wondered where all of these feelings come from? Do you or your child have trouble concentrating on one thing at a time? Do you ever wonder what is happening to your child? Or, do you just want to talk to someone who will listen? If you have answered yes to any of these questions: I can help you. I create a safe space to work through all of those feelings.
Immediate openings available. Life can be hard and when it is, you may feel alone but you don't have to. Have you or your child felt anxious, overwhelmed, sad, hopeless, or angry? Have you wondered where all of these feelings come from? Do you or your child have trouble concentrating on one thing at a time? Do you ever wonder what is happening to your child? Or, do you just want to talk to someone who will listen? If you have answered yes to any of these questions: I can help you. I create a safe space to work through all of those feelings.
(952) 213-4494 View (952) 213-4494
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Leila Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Empowering children, youth, adults and families to find healing and understanding in the face of challenge is my passion.
Are you looking to harness your inner strengths and find your unique path? As you embark on your personal journey, I am committed to challenging you, inspiring you, and supporting you as you actively engage in your own personal growth. So if you, your family, and/or your children are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or simply need a supportive place to talk, please take a moment to call and schedule an appointment.
Empowering children, youth, adults and families to find healing and understanding in the face of challenge is my passion.
Are you looking to harness your inner strengths and find your unique path? As you embark on your personal journey, I am committed to challenging you, inspiring you, and supporting you as you actively engage in your own personal growth. So if you, your family, and/or your children are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or simply need a supportive place to talk, please take a moment to call and schedule an appointment.
(952) 649-6536 x4 View (952) 649-6536 x4
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Clara Buxton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Sometimes it seems that life has given us more than we can handle, and in times like these we may need others to help along the way. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between myself and the individuals, couples, and families I work with. I bring a non-anxious presence to the therapeutic process, and I work to create a casual and approachable space for you, your child, or your family. I work with those who have experienced trauma, loss, abuse, peer difficulties, spiritual issues, family conflict, self-harm, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Sometimes it seems that life has given us more than we can handle, and in times like these we may need others to help along the way. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between myself and the individuals, couples, and families I work with. I bring a non-anxious presence to the therapeutic process, and I work to create a casual and approachable space for you, your child, or your family. I work with those who have experienced trauma, loss, abuse, peer difficulties, spiritual issues, family conflict, self-harm, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
(612) 268-6937 View (612) 268-6937
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Natalie Quiring-Oleson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Is your child struggling with their behaviors, especially during transitions, like bedtime, or getting ready for school? I may be able to help. I specialize with working with both children and adults, ages 5+, to help ease suffering and improve overall functioning. I can work with parents to help solve problems with their children, provide support for the difficulty of parenting, and psychoeducation about the challenges their child is facing. I also have experience with clients who struggle with trauma, grief, self-harm and suicidality.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Is your child struggling with their behaviors, especially during transitions, like bedtime, or getting ready for school? I may be able to help. I specialize with working with both children and adults, ages 5+, to help ease suffering and improve overall functioning. I can work with parents to help solve problems with their children, provide support for the difficulty of parenting, and psychoeducation about the challenges their child is facing. I also have experience with clients who struggle with trauma, grief, self-harm and suicidality.
(763) 373-6481 View (763) 373-6481
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Laurie Schlosser
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55422
SPACE is evidenced based treatment that help parents learn strategies to help their child manage their anxiety.
Are you struggling with anxiety, phobias or OCD? Is it impacting your happiness, friendships, school or work performance? I believe in supporting individuals with curiosity and compassion. I have experience helping children/teens and young adults to develop strategies to face their fears and increase self awareness. I use a strength based approach, evidenced based CBT-ERP, as well as approaches based in Eastern Psychology, such as yoga and mindfulness. I help my clients find brave moments expand their value based life. I work with individuals 8-25 years old and provide parent support. (All adult age groups for specific phobias)
SPACE is evidenced based treatment that help parents learn strategies to help their child manage their anxiety.
Are you struggling with anxiety, phobias or OCD? Is it impacting your happiness, friendships, school or work performance? I believe in supporting individuals with curiosity and compassion. I have experience helping children/teens and young adults to develop strategies to face their fears and increase self awareness. I use a strength based approach, evidenced based CBT-ERP, as well as approaches based in Eastern Psychology, such as yoga and mindfulness. I help my clients find brave moments expand their value based life. I work with individuals 8-25 years old and provide parent support. (All adult age groups for specific phobias)
(612) 509-9879 View (612) 509-9879
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Gretchen Haisman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
There are times in life when we are faced with challenges that cause us to feel stuck and lose hope. In those moments, we often require a little extra support and compassion to help us focus on possibilities for the future. I am passionate about helping clients during those difficult times by developing a strong level of trust and providing a safe space for them to share their story. In my sessions, I strive to be empathetic, encouraging, and patient with my clients in order to foster growth and healing within them. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
There are times in life when we are faced with challenges that cause us to feel stuck and lose hope. In those moments, we often require a little extra support and compassion to help us focus on possibilities for the future. I am passionate about helping clients during those difficult times by developing a strong level of trust and providing a safe space for them to share their story. In my sessions, I strive to be empathetic, encouraging, and patient with my clients in order to foster growth and healing within them. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(763) 544-1006 View (763) 544-1006
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Sunni Myers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) - Sunni is a licensed mental health and chemical health therapist who has a passion of working with individuals across the lifespan. She has spent her career working with children, teens, and adults. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, Autism, trauma, and co-occurring chemical dependency/mental illness. Her focus is to help individuals achieve overall wellness and happiness while utilizing a strengths based approach to empower change and challenge negative perceptions of self.
Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) - Sunni is a licensed mental health and chemical health therapist who has a passion of working with individuals across the lifespan. She has spent her career working with children, teens, and adults. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, Autism, trauma, and co-occurring chemical dependency/mental illness. Her focus is to help individuals achieve overall wellness and happiness while utilizing a strengths based approach to empower change and challenge negative perceptions of self.
(952) 260-6756 View (952) 260-6756
Michelle Rennie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
I have many years of experience working with children and teenagers and their families who struggle with these issues.
Life can be hard. You may worry too much. Maybe you have difficulty finding the energy to do what you need to do. Or saying things that you regret later. Maybe you have trouble concentrating and focusing. And sometimes the hopes and dreams you have for the future don't always turn out the way you expected. When these things happen, you may forget how to draw on your strengths and capabilities to make things different for yourself. I can help you rediscover strengths as well as develop new, effective strategies for bringing back your joy for living and having deeper, more meaningful relationships.
I have many years of experience working with children and teenagers and their families who struggle with these issues.
Life can be hard. You may worry too much. Maybe you have difficulty finding the energy to do what you need to do. Or saying things that you regret later. Maybe you have trouble concentrating and focusing. And sometimes the hopes and dreams you have for the future don't always turn out the way you expected. When these things happen, you may forget how to draw on your strengths and capabilities to make things different for yourself. I can help you rediscover strengths as well as develop new, effective strategies for bringing back your joy for living and having deeper, more meaningful relationships.
(763) 324-9724 View (763) 324-9724
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Becca Hotchkiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize child-centered play therapy with children ages 5-12 in which the child takes the lead and the therapeutic relationship is the primary technique of the intervention.
All of use are faced with experiences in life that that we could use some help with. Using warmth, gentleness, and humor, my goal as a therapist is to create a safe and healing relationship with you. Together we can explore the parts of yourself and your journey that might feel scary to do alone. l look forward to working with you in defining for yourself who you are and reshaping beliefs that no longer serve you.
I utilize child-centered play therapy with children ages 5-12 in which the child takes the lead and the therapeutic relationship is the primary technique of the intervention.
All of use are faced with experiences in life that that we could use some help with. Using warmth, gentleness, and humor, my goal as a therapist is to create a safe and healing relationship with you. Together we can explore the parts of yourself and your journey that might feel scary to do alone. l look forward to working with you in defining for yourself who you are and reshaping beliefs that no longer serve you.
(763) 878-6934 View (763) 878-6934
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Jillian Sirany
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426  (Online Only)
Are you or your child experiencing challenges navigating the complexities of life? I specialize in working with a diverse range of clients, spanning from pre-K age to young adults, with a unique experience of working in schools. If you or your loved one is grappling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, facing difficulties in adjusting to life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or encountering hurdles in school, you've come to the right place. I am dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space where children and young adults can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
Are you or your child experiencing challenges navigating the complexities of life? I specialize in working with a diverse range of clients, spanning from pre-K age to young adults, with a unique experience of working in schools. If you or your loved one is grappling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, facing difficulties in adjusting to life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or encountering hurdles in school, you've come to the right place. I am dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space where children and young adults can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
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Mary Colucci
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
I provide respectful, empathetic and collaborative psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families.
As humans we are constantly trying to build connection with others and make meaning of the things going on around us. Sometimes that can be difficult, have unexpected challenges, or feel overwhelming. I work with clients to explore/understand life's challenges and/or build deeper and more genuine connections. I also work with them to improve their overall psychological, emotional and physical health. My goal is always to help clients build confidence in their ability to cope with challenges on their own. I believe in creating a safe therapeutic environment that fosters vulnerability, acceptance, hope and connection.
I provide respectful, empathetic and collaborative psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families.
As humans we are constantly trying to build connection with others and make meaning of the things going on around us. Sometimes that can be difficult, have unexpected challenges, or feel overwhelming. I work with clients to explore/understand life's challenges and/or build deeper and more genuine connections. I also work with them to improve their overall psychological, emotional and physical health. My goal is always to help clients build confidence in their ability to cope with challenges on their own. I believe in creating a safe therapeutic environment that fosters vulnerability, acceptance, hope and connection.
(763) 296-9954 View (763) 296-9954
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Sara Murray
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
My passion lies in working with individuals across all stages of life – children, adolescents, and adults alike.
Hello! I’m truly glad you’re here. Are you looking for a nurturing space to explore life’s complexities, guided by someone who is calm, curious, and compassionate? If you’re eager to cultivate greater peace and confidence in your life, you’ve arrived at the right place.
My passion lies in working with individuals across all stages of life – children, adolescents, and adults alike.
Hello! I’m truly glad you’re here. Are you looking for a nurturing space to explore life’s complexities, guided by someone who is calm, curious, and compassionate? If you’re eager to cultivate greater peace and confidence in your life, you’ve arrived at the right place.
(651) 650-2699 View (651) 650-2699
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Behavioral Health Services (BHSI)
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Valley, MN 55426
We are a group of mental health clinicians committed to providing high quality and comprehensive care for adults, adolescents and children. Whether you arrange individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, meetings with a psychiatrist or pediatric psychiatrist to discuss medication options, or psychological testing to better understand the problem, our fully licensed and credentialed clinicians coordinate all of these services under one roof. When you visit a BHSI clinic, you can expect skilled, compassionate and collaborative care.
We are a group of mental health clinicians committed to providing high quality and comprehensive care for adults, adolescents and children. Whether you arrange individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, meetings with a psychiatrist or pediatric psychiatrist to discuss medication options, or psychological testing to better understand the problem, our fully licensed and credentialed clinicians coordinate all of these services under one roof. When you visit a BHSI clinic, you can expect skilled, compassionate and collaborative care.
(651) 252-4987 View (651) 252-4987
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Kristina Boylan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
I believe in creating a safe space for people to process life's difficulties. I enjoy helping clients learn how to use their inner strengths to obtain contentment with a variety of life's issues. I specialize in neuro-diverse diagnoses, ASD, ADHD and Anxiety. I have worked along side families and individuals to help manage the day to day struggle unique to these diagnoses. I have supported clients at home, worked with educators and developed strategies for community involvement. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, parents and adults manage the problems and stressors that come with having a neuro-diverse diagnoses.
I believe in creating a safe space for people to process life's difficulties. I enjoy helping clients learn how to use their inner strengths to obtain contentment with a variety of life's issues. I specialize in neuro-diverse diagnoses, ASD, ADHD and Anxiety. I have worked along side families and individuals to help manage the day to day struggle unique to these diagnoses. I have supported clients at home, worked with educators and developed strategies for community involvement. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, parents and adults manage the problems and stressors that come with having a neuro-diverse diagnoses.
(763) 400-9392 View (763) 400-9392
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John Stillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Valley, MN 55422
John Stillman is a co-founder and clinical social worker at Caspersen Therapy and Training Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where he practices narrative therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
John Stillman is a co-founder and clinical social worker at Caspersen Therapy and Training Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where he practices narrative therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
(952) 856-3196 x1 View (952) 856-3196 x1
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Erica Arndt
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Valley, MN 55426
My strengths and experience include working with individuals, children, adolescents, and their families.
Mental health care is a part of chronic healthcare and asking for help can be the hardest place to start. Mental health is a struggle that we all deal with in our own way, sometimes we need guidance and encouragement. I believe a therapist's role is to support individuals in their efforts to cope and adapt on their own. Through the journey of therapy, I want to be someone who can point out patterns that may be hindering you from reaching your fullest potential.
My strengths and experience include working with individuals, children, adolescents, and their families.
Mental health care is a part of chronic healthcare and asking for help can be the hardest place to start. Mental health is a struggle that we all deal with in our own way, sometimes we need guidance and encouragement. I believe a therapist's role is to support individuals in their efforts to cope and adapt on their own. Through the journey of therapy, I want to be someone who can point out patterns that may be hindering you from reaching your fullest potential.
(763) 600-7808 View (763) 600-7808
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Kathleen Thormodsgaard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Your child is exposed to many stressors today, & their stress can be communicated in unique (& often challenging!) ways.
My focus is on Individualized goals that are developed for each client and family. Therapy sessions are tailored to match these goals, as well as the unique interpersonal and organizational needs of each client.
Your child is exposed to many stressors today, & their stress can be communicated in unique (& often challenging!) ways.
My focus is on Individualized goals that are developed for each client and family. Therapy sessions are tailored to match these goals, as well as the unique interpersonal and organizational needs of each client.
(952) 234-6326 View (952) 234-6326
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Alissa Gnerer
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55427  (Online Only)
Hi! I am glad you are here. Let me tell you about myself to see if you think I would be a good fit for you, your family or your child. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School. I have experience working with children between the ages of 4-17 years old. I have experience working in many settings including elementary schools, day treatment, in the home, and outpatient settings. I am currently completing training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am passionate about creating a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space for you and/or your child to begin healing.
Hi! I am glad you are here. Let me tell you about myself to see if you think I would be a good fit for you, your family or your child. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School. I have experience working with children between the ages of 4-17 years old. I have experience working in many settings including elementary schools, day treatment, in the home, and outpatient settings. I am currently completing training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am passionate about creating a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space for you and/or your child to begin healing.
(763) 265-6519 View (763) 265-6519
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Alison (Allie) Reid
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55427
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but also use other theoretical models to supplement therapy and guide children and teens to learn about themselves and their capabilities.
I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, behavioral and emotional regulation concerns, social skills development, and behavioral parent training.
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but also use other theoretical models to supplement therapy and guide children and teens to learn about themselves and their capabilities.
I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, behavioral and emotional regulation concerns, social skills development, and behavioral parent training.
(763) 373-4275 View (763) 373-4275
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Makayla Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Do you/your child struggle with depression, anxiety, stress of a busy life, low self-esteem or relationship issues? Are you/your child experiencing difficulties at school/work or struggling with life transitions? I am here to support you in identifying goals, finding strategies to cope, and addressing these challenges. Making the decision to start your therapeutic journey is a significant decision, and I am here to guide you through every step. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoy working with clients of all ages.
Do you/your child struggle with depression, anxiety, stress of a busy life, low self-esteem or relationship issues? Are you/your child experiencing difficulties at school/work or struggling with life transitions? I am here to support you in identifying goals, finding strategies to cope, and addressing these challenges. Making the decision to start your therapeutic journey is a significant decision, and I am here to guide you through every step. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoy working with clients of all ages.
(651) 419-5538 View (651) 419-5538

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Golden Valley, 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 Golden Valley 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.