Family Therapy in Minneapolis, MN

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Kaylene Zickmund
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I have experience working with adolescents whose main struggle is social anxiety, and I believe that including the family in a child’s therapy journey is vital to their progress.
Currently accepting new clients! I offer individual therapy to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are looking to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve relationships and communication, or who simply wish to live a more mindful and connected life. My treatment approach is rooted in the desire to help clients find a deeper understanding of their emotions, patterns of thinking, and other mental processes from a client-centered, strength-based treatment perspective. My goal as a therapist is to encourage each of my clients to develop a deeper awareness to promote positive change in a supportive space.
I have experience working with adolescents whose main struggle is social anxiety, and I believe that including the family in a child’s therapy journey is vital to their progress.
Currently accepting new clients! I offer individual therapy to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are looking to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve relationships and communication, or who simply wish to live a more mindful and connected life. My treatment approach is rooted in the desire to help clients find a deeper understanding of their emotions, patterns of thinking, and other mental processes from a client-centered, strength-based treatment perspective. My goal as a therapist is to encourage each of my clients to develop a deeper awareness to promote positive change in a supportive space.
(612) 439-2153 View (612) 439-2153
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KC Gammage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55413
I also specialize in supporting people navigate family conflict.
How is life? Obviously if you are reading this profile things could be going a tad bit better, am I right? The thought of therapy can be overwhelming especially if you are already dealing with so much. You don't have to face these things alone. I would love to help you begin your healing journey exactly where you are at right now today!
I also specialize in supporting people navigate family conflict.
How is life? Obviously if you are reading this profile things could be going a tad bit better, am I right? The thought of therapy can be overwhelming especially if you are already dealing with so much. You don't have to face these things alone. I would love to help you begin your healing journey exactly where you are at right now today!
(763) 373-3507 View (763) 373-3507
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Jenny Arth
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55409
I'm not able to take new clients at this time! My passion is relationships. I love to explore how systemic and societal power structures influence how we connect with our partners, family members, and friends. I work with couples, families, and individuals in areas such as polyamory, boundaries, personal power, queerness, gender identity, sex and sexuality, trauma, stress, life transitions, chronic illness, and anything else that affects our ability to be authentically and safely ourselves.
I'm not able to take new clients at this time! My passion is relationships. I love to explore how systemic and societal power structures influence how we connect with our partners, family members, and friends. I work with couples, families, and individuals in areas such as polyamory, boundaries, personal power, queerness, gender identity, sex and sexuality, trauma, stress, life transitions, chronic illness, and anything else that affects our ability to be authentically and safely ourselves.
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Dr. Suzana Duarte Santos Mallard
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA Psy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychologist and internationally trained psychoanalyst, I am deeply committed to addressing mental health with focus on the psychological impacts of Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Gender dysphoria, Relationships, Family Conflict, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Suicidal Ideation.
As a psychologist and internationally trained psychoanalyst, I am deeply committed to addressing mental health with focus on the psychological impacts of Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Gender dysphoria, Relationships, Family Conflict, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Suicidal Ideation.
(763) 299-8129 x103 View (763) 299-8129 x103
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Cara Story Beames
Psychologist, MA, LP, ABD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
My work is rooted in a life-long desire to understand more fully who we are and why we are who we are. I work to help clients reflect on patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, reacting emotionally, struggling with internal conflicts, and using psychological defenses that seem to protect but are often limiting and out of conscious awareness. My training is rooted in Family Systems Theory, Relational Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Neuroscience. I believe that each person I work with is unique and we have to have a relationship that fosters safety and trust.
My work is rooted in a life-long desire to understand more fully who we are and why we are who we are. I work to help clients reflect on patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, reacting emotionally, struggling with internal conflicts, and using psychological defenses that seem to protect but are often limiting and out of conscious awareness. My training is rooted in Family Systems Theory, Relational Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Neuroscience. I believe that each person I work with is unique and we have to have a relationship that fosters safety and trust.
(612) 351-6533 View (612) 351-6533
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Ashley Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Outside of work, I enjoy fitness, music, and spending time with my family.
I help people find the tools they need to navigate the changes and challenges that occur in life. I believe every individual's therapeutic journey is unique. In my sessions we work to create a customized approach that builds on strengths and helps create a reliable platform for meaningful growth. I integrate a number of techniques including mindfulness and other skills that can be used in everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, including young adults, older adults, couples, families, and adolescents 16+.
Outside of work, I enjoy fitness, music, and spending time with my family.
I help people find the tools they need to navigate the changes and challenges that occur in life. I believe every individual's therapeutic journey is unique. In my sessions we work to create a customized approach that builds on strengths and helps create a reliable platform for meaningful growth. I integrate a number of techniques including mindfulness and other skills that can be used in everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, including young adults, older adults, couples, families, and adolescents 16+.
(612) 324-8707 x735 View (612) 324-8707 x735
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Stacy Rankin Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
My approach is a blend of treatment modalities stemming from psychodynamic, developmental/attachment, family systems and cognitive behavioral frameworks.
Through the process of psychotherapy, I work together with my clients to help them: develop a better understanding of their histories, triggers and patterns in order to get unstuck and create new endings to old stories; build coping skills and capacity for resiliency in order to face stressors and fears that are blocking growth; learn to live authentically in order to create a life congruent with what matters to them. I feel passionate about my work. I always hope to help people realize their worth and competency so they can feel empowered to take charge of their lives and live with more purpose and fulfillment.
My approach is a blend of treatment modalities stemming from psychodynamic, developmental/attachment, family systems and cognitive behavioral frameworks.
Through the process of psychotherapy, I work together with my clients to help them: develop a better understanding of their histories, triggers and patterns in order to get unstuck and create new endings to old stories; build coping skills and capacity for resiliency in order to face stressors and fears that are blocking growth; learn to live authentically in order to create a life congruent with what matters to them. I feel passionate about my work. I always hope to help people realize their worth and competency so they can feel empowered to take charge of their lives and live with more purpose and fulfillment.
(612) 294-8651 View (612) 294-8651
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Erika Farrell at Caspersen Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
I work in English and Spanish and have experience with multicultural family systems.
Board Approved Supervisor for LPCC. Not Currently accepting new clients. My approach to therapy is person-centered, collaborative and dynamic. I see it as my role to help you pause and reflect, and challenge the schemas that may be keeping you stuck in undesired patterns of behavior. While therapy is serious work, it’s also important to laugh at the absurd moments and try to enjoy the journey as we walk it together. If you're struggling with relationships, feeling unheard or confused, reeling from a traumatic event or history, or experiencing a loss, we can work through these issues at your pace.
I work in English and Spanish and have experience with multicultural family systems.
Board Approved Supervisor for LPCC. Not Currently accepting new clients. My approach to therapy is person-centered, collaborative and dynamic. I see it as my role to help you pause and reflect, and challenge the schemas that may be keeping you stuck in undesired patterns of behavior. While therapy is serious work, it’s also important to laugh at the absurd moments and try to enjoy the journey as we walk it together. If you're struggling with relationships, feeling unheard or confused, reeling from a traumatic event or history, or experiencing a loss, we can work through these issues at your pace.
(612) 662-7989 View (612) 662-7989
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The Tissue Clinic, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55423
As a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2011, I have had the pleasure of providing services to individuals, families, and couples dealing with communication issues, intimacy concerns, family conflict, and marital instability. The goal will be to identify ineffective behaviors to improve the ability to communicate and work towards healthier patterns of living in peace and harmony. I offer solution-based work, often utilizing Gottman's Method, as well as in-depth work from an attachment and cognitive behavioral lens. My goal is to create a safe, open and honest environment where we face life's challenges together.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2011, I have had the pleasure of providing services to individuals, families, and couples dealing with communication issues, intimacy concerns, family conflict, and marital instability. The goal will be to identify ineffective behaviors to improve the ability to communicate and work towards healthier patterns of living in peace and harmony. I offer solution-based work, often utilizing Gottman's Method, as well as in-depth work from an attachment and cognitive behavioral lens. My goal is to create a safe, open and honest environment where we face life's challenges together.
(628) 265-4573 View (628) 265-4573
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Heather Lidholm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Hello, I'm Heather. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds whom have different needs. I often work with individuals, couples and families with complex concerns ranging from learning about yourself to addressing the challenges that hinder you from being able to live the life you desire. Trauma and attachment are common concerns that I see that impact many areas of life. Sometimes the hurts are recent; sometimes they happened long ago; sometimes they are still happening. I utilize a variety of theories and models specifically tailored the person/couple/family.
Hello, I'm Heather. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds whom have different needs. I often work with individuals, couples and families with complex concerns ranging from learning about yourself to addressing the challenges that hinder you from being able to live the life you desire. Trauma and attachment are common concerns that I see that impact many areas of life. Sometimes the hurts are recent; sometimes they happened long ago; sometimes they are still happening. I utilize a variety of theories and models specifically tailored the person/couple/family.
(612) 808-5873 View (612) 808-5873
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Sally Ankerfelt
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Do you or your family feel tired, stuck in chaos and ready to throw in the towel? Adoptive families may face unique challenges that require a supportive professional who has personal and professional knowledge of attachment adaptations, trauma responses, anxiety, grief, and the adoption circle. As a parent of three, all adopted transracially, I have faced both the joy and struggle of parenting. When working with you, I will bring my personal and professional experience using a sensitive, non-judgmental approach as I help you find renewed hope and joy for yourself and your family.
Do you or your family feel tired, stuck in chaos and ready to throw in the towel? Adoptive families may face unique challenges that require a supportive professional who has personal and professional knowledge of attachment adaptations, trauma responses, anxiety, grief, and the adoption circle. As a parent of three, all adopted transracially, I have faced both the joy and struggle of parenting. When working with you, I will bring my personal and professional experience using a sensitive, non-judgmental approach as I help you find renewed hope and joy for yourself and your family.
(612) 284-1622 View (612) 284-1622
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Christina Wiles
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55419
In my work with couples and individuals I draw on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), polyvagal theory, experiential mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Whether you’re looking for deep personal healing, you want to create a more enjoyable relationship, or you need some extra support during a difficult time, I offer a nonjudgmental space where I will walk beside you every step of the way as we find a way forward. I believe our past experiences live in our bodies, and I’m interested in how those experiences continue to show up in our lives and our relationships. I enjoy working with people who want to explore new ways of relating to themselves and the people they care about. I welcome people of all gender identities, sexualities, and relationship structures.
In my work with couples and individuals I draw on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), polyvagal theory, experiential mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Whether you’re looking for deep personal healing, you want to create a more enjoyable relationship, or you need some extra support during a difficult time, I offer a nonjudgmental space where I will walk beside you every step of the way as we find a way forward. I believe our past experiences live in our bodies, and I’m interested in how those experiences continue to show up in our lives and our relationships. I enjoy working with people who want to explore new ways of relating to themselves and the people they care about. I welcome people of all gender identities, sexualities, and relationship structures.
(651) 615-4655 View (651) 615-4655
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Porsche Peak Gordin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406
No code switching over here, no holding back over here, no showing up as half of your true self. You are entitled to having a therapist who strives to really see and understand you. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or are a concerned friend or family member, having an outside perspective can make all the difference. I have spent the last 10 years connecting with people, talking through and solving problems and being a voice of reason when things seem unmanageable or out of control. I have your back!
No code switching over here, no holding back over here, no showing up as half of your true self. You are entitled to having a therapist who strives to really see and understand you. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or are a concerned friend or family member, having an outside perspective can make all the difference. I have spent the last 10 years connecting with people, talking through and solving problems and being a voice of reason when things seem unmanageable or out of control. I have your back!
(651) 493-2055 View (651) 493-2055
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Eric Bender
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Eric brings a compassionate, collaborative, and fun approach to working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He strives to create a safe environment for clients to share their stories and learn more about themselves and their world. Eric encourages growth by providing tools to better understand emotions and the way they influence our daily lives. Eric completed his Master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. He has experience providing individual, family, and group therapy in adolescent day treatment, outpatient, and in­ home settings.
Eric brings a compassionate, collaborative, and fun approach to working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He strives to create a safe environment for clients to share their stories and learn more about themselves and their world. Eric encourages growth by providing tools to better understand emotions and the way they influence our daily lives. Eric completed his Master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. He has experience providing individual, family, and group therapy in adolescent day treatment, outpatient, and in­ home settings.
(952) 260-2983 View (952) 260-2983
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Katie Eisold
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CCLS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55435
I have presented locally and nationally on both childhood bereavement and patient/family-centered care.
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
I have presented locally and nationally on both childhood bereavement and patient/family-centered care.
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
(952) 234-6310 View (952) 234-6310
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Lisa Lovelace
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
41 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55422  (Online Only)
Me and my team of therapists are here to encourage, teach, and support you or your family member every step of the way.
Accepting New Clients for kids/teens and adults! You're here because you've had enough. It's exhausting to feel so stressed, anxious or on edge every day. Maybe you've tried a therapist or two in the past and they just kinda let you talk about your problems without truly helping, so you feel as crappy as you did when you began. If you are ready to dive deeper into what's going on and get at the root of the issue so that you can finally get your life back to normal, we are ready to work with you! You need an expert to help you process out what's keeping you stuck in order to become your best self. Change is waiting for you. Welcome!
Me and my team of therapists are here to encourage, teach, and support you or your family member every step of the way.
Accepting New Clients for kids/teens and adults! You're here because you've had enough. It's exhausting to feel so stressed, anxious or on edge every day. Maybe you've tried a therapist or two in the past and they just kinda let you talk about your problems without truly helping, so you feel as crappy as you did when you began. If you are ready to dive deeper into what's going on and get at the root of the issue so that you can finally get your life back to normal, we are ready to work with you! You need an expert to help you process out what's keeping you stuck in order to become your best self. Change is waiting for you. Welcome!
(612) 400-8961 View (612) 400-8961
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Kaitlin Ramsey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
We all feel tangled up sometimes, out of connection with our inner sense of ourselves. Maybe there’s been trouble in your family or intimate relationships recently. Maybe you’re grappling with overwhelming concerns of identity, neurotype, relationship style, or sexuality. Or maybe a big change or resurging past event has put you off balance. Therapy offers a connecting space where we will tenderly and patiently be with those complicated feelings, helping you cultivate deeper awareness of your past and present, gather up tools to navigate the turbulent times, and practice new ways of being with yourself and your loved ones.
We all feel tangled up sometimes, out of connection with our inner sense of ourselves. Maybe there’s been trouble in your family or intimate relationships recently. Maybe you’re grappling with overwhelming concerns of identity, neurotype, relationship style, or sexuality. Or maybe a big change or resurging past event has put you off balance. Therapy offers a connecting space where we will tenderly and patiently be with those complicated feelings, helping you cultivate deeper awareness of your past and present, gather up tools to navigate the turbulent times, and practice new ways of being with yourself and your loved ones.
(952) 592-5530 View (952) 592-5530
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Daniel A. Christensen
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Unseen and Unknown. The pain of not being seen or known can be debilitating and confusing. The experience of being seen within the therapeutic relationship is a central part of change in therapy. I assist people in learning to see themselves in a more grounded way, to learn and practice skills for manifesting core values, and to work out of the traps created by the ruptures and traumas inhibiting the experience of being integrated. I work with developmental/family of origin issues including trauma (physical, sexual, and emotional), neglect, and chemical use issues. My case load consists of individuals, couples, and families.
Unseen and Unknown. The pain of not being seen or known can be debilitating and confusing. The experience of being seen within the therapeutic relationship is a central part of change in therapy. I assist people in learning to see themselves in a more grounded way, to learn and practice skills for manifesting core values, and to work out of the traps created by the ruptures and traumas inhibiting the experience of being integrated. I work with developmental/family of origin issues including trauma (physical, sexual, and emotional), neglect, and chemical use issues. My case load consists of individuals, couples, and families.
(612) 354-8008 View (612) 354-8008
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Kirsten Lind Seal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
These can affect our lives both within and outside of our family relationships because our family history often has much to do with how our lives are going now.
Are you having trouble in your close relationships? Tired of fighting about everything? Do you feel like your family life is completely out of control? My clients - families, couples and individuals alike - tell me that they appreciate my kindness, sense of humor and calm non-judgmental outlook. Our relationships are the foundation of well being and that is where I put my focus as a therapist. It can be tough to untangle things but you CAN rebuild relationship - it IS doable. I believe whole-heartedly that we do best when we are connected to one another in a healthy way.
These can affect our lives both within and outside of our family relationships because our family history often has much to do with how our lives are going now.
Are you having trouble in your close relationships? Tired of fighting about everything? Do you feel like your family life is completely out of control? My clients - families, couples and individuals alike - tell me that they appreciate my kindness, sense of humor and calm non-judgmental outlook. Our relationships are the foundation of well being and that is where I put my focus as a therapist. It can be tough to untangle things but you CAN rebuild relationship - it IS doable. I believe whole-heartedly that we do best when we are connected to one another in a healthy way.
(612) 260-7615 View (612) 260-7615
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Kathleen A Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I can help you with anxiety, life transitions, communication, problem-solving, family stuff, stress and trauma.
Now accepting new clients for my "Contemplating Retirement" Group and for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy! Navigating the world can be exhilarating and challenging. I am passionate about supporting you in thriving, not just surviving. I am here to listen, to care, to celebrate joys and support struggles. I will encourage and empower you to embrace your strengths, engage meaningfully, and live your life authentically.
I can help you with anxiety, life transitions, communication, problem-solving, family stuff, stress and trauma.
Now accepting new clients for my "Contemplating Retirement" Group and for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy! Navigating the world can be exhilarating and challenging. I am passionate about supporting you in thriving, not just surviving. I am here to listen, to care, to celebrate joys and support struggles. I will encourage and empower you to embrace your strengths, engage meaningfully, and live your life authentically.
(612) 416-1292 View (612) 416-1292

Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.