Child Therapists in Wayzata, MN

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Melissa Patterson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I would love the opportunity to work with you and your child.
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
I would love the opportunity to work with you and your child.
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
(833) 744-1379 View (833) 744-1379
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Todd Monger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
My work history involves child & adolescent in-patient settings, 17 years as the director of a University counseling center, and consultation for an adoption support ministry.
My experience is working in the area of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, PTSD, adoption support, family dynamics and communication, & college issues offering solution focused techniques to bring about positive change and healing. As an attachment theorist I value practical, experiential discovery of the things that hold people back from optimal functioning in life. I seek to join with people by being creative in the work we do together to meet clients where they are at using the talents and strengths he or she has to create successful steps forward.
My work history involves child & adolescent in-patient settings, 17 years as the director of a University counseling center, and consultation for an adoption support ministry.
My experience is working in the area of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, PTSD, adoption support, family dynamics and communication, & college issues offering solution focused techniques to bring about positive change and healing. As an attachment theorist I value practical, experiential discovery of the things that hold people back from optimal functioning in life. I seek to join with people by being creative in the work we do together to meet clients where they are at using the talents and strengths he or she has to create successful steps forward.
(952) 373-0575 View (952) 373-0575
Darryl Ross Goetz
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
THE CENTER HAS SEVERAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS: THE CHILD and ADOLESCENT CLINIC: a Program of Positive Youth Development; FAMILY THERAPY: for issues of conflict resolution, communication, eating disorders, and grief; PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING: to improve prospects of a successful marriage; THE MARRIAGE CLINIC: for Marriage Enhancement and Divorce Prevention.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
THE CENTER HAS SEVERAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS: THE CHILD and ADOLESCENT CLINIC: a Program of Positive Youth Development; FAMILY THERAPY: for issues of conflict resolution, communication, eating disorders, and grief; PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING: to improve prospects of a successful marriage; THE MARRIAGE CLINIC: for Marriage Enhancement and Divorce Prevention.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
(612) 294-8422 View (612) 294-8422
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Britta J Svihel
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Are you looking for someone who can help you or your child with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, who understands addiction and mental health and can help in a non-judgmental way, and can allow you or your child to make your own goals for change? Are you a parent who needs help, support or therapy in order to be the parent you want to be? Want to be able to change your thinking and perspective to have a more fulfilling life that you are in the drivers seat of?
Are you looking for someone who can help you or your child with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, who understands addiction and mental health and can help in a non-judgmental way, and can allow you or your child to make your own goals for change? Are you a parent who needs help, support or therapy in order to be the parent you want to be? Want to be able to change your thinking and perspective to have a more fulfilling life that you are in the drivers seat of?
(763) 200-1071 View (763) 200-1071
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Leila Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
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 View (952) 649-6536
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Megan St Amand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
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Emily Chandler Melander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EdS
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a LICSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and have been providing therapeutic services and support to Minnesota children, teens, adults and families for more than 20 years. I have extensive experience working in both the school and outpatient settings. I am passionate about supporting the healthy development of children and teens as well as supporting the parents and guardians raising them.
Hello! I am a LICSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and have been providing therapeutic services and support to Minnesota children, teens, adults and families for more than 20 years. I have extensive experience working in both the school and outpatient settings. I am passionate about supporting the healthy development of children and teens as well as supporting the parents and guardians raising them.
(612) 682-1491 View (612) 682-1491
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Mj Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, MJ provides play therapy for the pediatric (10 and under) population and has a passion for supporting parental mental health.  MJ believes in the power of parents as the biggest predictors of growth and healing in the lives of their children! When your child senses your presence and connection, they can thrive. Making an investment in your relationship through parent child therapy is a proven way to build resiliency for both you and your child.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, MJ provides play therapy for the pediatric (10 and under) population and has a passion for supporting parental mental health.  MJ believes in the power of parents as the biggest predictors of growth and healing in the lives of their children! When your child senses your presence and connection, they can thrive. Making an investment in your relationship through parent child therapy is a proven way to build resiliency for both you and your child.
(763) 373-7055 View (763) 373-7055
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Melissa Erickson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I specialize in working with clients 9 - 65+ years old. Clinical expertise includes 20+ years of experience working with clients who have concerns related to: grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, relationship conflict, family conflict due to: separation or divorce, parenting issues, boundaries, unemployment & financial problems, illness or disability of a family member, taking on a caretaker role for a child, and/or parent, or both. Sudden death, long term illness of a family member, and dealing with mental illness within the family system.
I specialize in working with clients 9 - 65+ years old. Clinical expertise includes 20+ years of experience working with clients who have concerns related to: grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, relationship conflict, family conflict due to: separation or divorce, parenting issues, boundaries, unemployment & financial problems, illness or disability of a family member, taking on a caretaker role for a child, and/or parent, or both. Sudden death, long term illness of a family member, and dealing with mental illness within the family system.
(763) 284-8698 View (763) 284-8698
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Choices Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Choices Psychotherapy offers psychotherapy and psychiatry services for adults and children located throughout the Twin Cities. We're located in St. Louis Park and Chanhassen. Established in 1993 by Susan Davis, LICSW, Choices Psychotherapy has grown into a thriving mental health practice offering a diverse clinical team of Masters & Doctorate level therapists along with Psychiatrists who provide comprehensive therapeutic services for a multitude of concerns to clients from age 5 to senior adults. Two of our psychiatrists specializes in working with children & adolescents while the other three work with adults from age 18.
Choices Psychotherapy offers psychotherapy and psychiatry services for adults and children located throughout the Twin Cities. We're located in St. Louis Park and Chanhassen. Established in 1993 by Susan Davis, LICSW, Choices Psychotherapy has grown into a thriving mental health practice offering a diverse clinical team of Masters & Doctorate level therapists along with Psychiatrists who provide comprehensive therapeutic services for a multitude of concerns to clients from age 5 to senior adults. Two of our psychiatrists specializes in working with children & adolescents while the other three work with adults from age 18.
(952) 314-5535 View (952) 314-5535
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Susan B Garfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
As a compassionate, trained professional, I am uniquely qualified to assist you in completeing your "Good Divorce", with the best possible outcome for parents and children.
Should I stay or should I go? Maybe you are considering ...in the middle of...or adjusting to separation or divorce. Are you feeling anxious about how to tell the important people in your life? Is communicating with your soon-to-be ex difficult, painful and near impossible? Are you concerned about attorney costs and influence that can deplete your emotional and financial resources? Do you worry about how this will impact your children's healthy development? As your divorce coach I partner with you to provide experienced practical and emotional support and guidance at every stage of the divorce process.
As a compassionate, trained professional, I am uniquely qualified to assist you in completeing your "Good Divorce", with the best possible outcome for parents and children.
Should I stay or should I go? Maybe you are considering ...in the middle of...or adjusting to separation or divorce. Are you feeling anxious about how to tell the important people in your life? Is communicating with your soon-to-be ex difficult, painful and near impossible? Are you concerned about attorney costs and influence that can deplete your emotional and financial resources? Do you worry about how this will impact your children's healthy development? As your divorce coach I partner with you to provide experienced practical and emotional support and guidance at every stage of the divorce process.
(952) 746-7894 View (952) 746-7894
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Rocky Beaty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I work creatively with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in helping individuals and families deal with Anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorders.
I am a creative therapist, with broad experience in helping individuals and families build healthy and balanced lives. I am deeply passionate about the therapeutic process and commit to improving my clients' broader life experience. I enjoy challenging clients to honor their personal potential. My approach is non-judgmental, collaborative and experiential. Sessions will be a blend of work, fun and together we will search for joy, insight and meaning, while getting to know your strengths and create healing.
I work creatively with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in helping individuals and families deal with Anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorders.
I am a creative therapist, with broad experience in helping individuals and families build healthy and balanced lives. I am deeply passionate about the therapeutic process and commit to improving my clients' broader life experience. I enjoy challenging clients to honor their personal potential. My approach is non-judgmental, collaborative and experiential. Sessions will be a blend of work, fun and together we will search for joy, insight and meaning, while getting to know your strengths and create healing.
(612) 400-9385 View (612) 400-9385
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Kippie A. Palesch
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Also, children hold a special place in my heart.
RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST - Ready to heal old wounds and start building healthy connection and interaction? Empowering each of you to gain insight and develop skills, I can help you live more authentically, communicate your needs in ways that are heard, help discover new solutions to old problems and add more joy and intimacy to your lives. I can also help you navigate difficult issues such as emotional and sexual intimacy, infidelity, addiction, parenting conflict, infertility, as well as blending families.
Also, children hold a special place in my heart.
RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST - Ready to heal old wounds and start building healthy connection and interaction? Empowering each of you to gain insight and develop skills, I can help you live more authentically, communicate your needs in ways that are heard, help discover new solutions to old problems and add more joy and intimacy to your lives. I can also help you navigate difficult issues such as emotional and sexual intimacy, infidelity, addiction, parenting conflict, infertility, as well as blending families.
(952) 479-5967 View (952) 479-5967
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Stacey M. Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCLS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Stacey provides therapy services to individuals, families, couples, teens, children, and health workers who are living with cancer, chronic illness, medical issues, or grief, personally or in their close circle. Stacey has served families around medical concerns in many contexts including 10 years in group private practice, as a Child Life Specialist in local hospitals, 8 years of weekly support groups at Gilda's Club for adults living with cancer, grief support groups, and speaking engagements. Stacey assists clients during long and short term illness, through post-treatment, in the event of terminal diagnosis, and through grief.
Stacey provides therapy services to individuals, families, couples, teens, children, and health workers who are living with cancer, chronic illness, medical issues, or grief, personally or in their close circle. Stacey has served families around medical concerns in many contexts including 10 years in group private practice, as a Child Life Specialist in local hospitals, 8 years of weekly support groups at Gilda's Club for adults living with cancer, grief support groups, and speaking engagements. Stacey assists clients during long and short term illness, through post-treatment, in the event of terminal diagnosis, and through grief.
(763) 400-4952 View (763) 400-4952
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Nicole Braun
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
While I also work with teens, I have a special interest in using play therapy to work with children.
Beginning a therapeutic journey can be a stressful and uncomfortable situation. I get it, it is tough to be vulnerable, let alone with someone you don’t know yet! My main priority is to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which your child can be vulnerable. The therapy space and therapeutic relationship are established to facilitate the trust required to share tough subjects. Upon establishing a therapeutic relationship, therapy becomes a creative, collaborative experience of us working together to find new ways to heal and grow.
While I also work with teens, I have a special interest in using play therapy to work with children.
Beginning a therapeutic journey can be a stressful and uncomfortable situation. I get it, it is tough to be vulnerable, let alone with someone you don’t know yet! My main priority is to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which your child can be vulnerable. The therapy space and therapeutic relationship are established to facilitate the trust required to share tough subjects. Upon establishing a therapeutic relationship, therapy becomes a creative, collaborative experience of us working together to find new ways to heal and grow.
(763) 265-6526 View (763) 265-6526
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Tim Jandro
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I help children, adolescents, and young adults become the best version of themselves mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. I understand the demands and pressures placed on them and utilize a “Values, Holistic, Mindfulness, Well-being” model to help them achieve “Psychological Flexibility.” This means becoming more aware of thoughts and feelings, having more control over actions and performance, and becoming the best version of themselves.
I help children, adolescents, and young adults become the best version of themselves mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. I understand the demands and pressures placed on them and utilize a “Values, Holistic, Mindfulness, Well-being” model to help them achieve “Psychological Flexibility.” This means becoming more aware of thoughts and feelings, having more control over actions and performance, and becoming the best version of themselves.
(612) 688-7961 View (612) 688-7961
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Jess Holly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Jess Holly received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the U of M. Jess previously worked for a children’s community mental health agency in Minneapolis and surrounding areas where she provided in-home therapeutic support to children and their families facing serious and persistent mental and behavioral health challenges. Jess also has experience treating adults with anxiety and depression.
Jess Holly received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the U of M. Jess previously worked for a children’s community mental health agency in Minneapolis and surrounding areas where she provided in-home therapeutic support to children and their families facing serious and persistent mental and behavioral health challenges. Jess also has experience treating adults with anxiety and depression.
(651) 359-9875 View (651) 359-9875
Twin Cities Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
We work with individuals of all ages with anxiety, mood and related issues across the lifespan. When working with younger children, we meet with parents without the child for the first evaluation session, and then meet with the child individually during the second evaluation session.Our center also routinely works with college-aged and young adult clients. Here, our therapists incorporate components of therapy geared specifically to this age group: identity development, fostering independence and autonomy, and helping clients navigate the challenges experienced during their transition into adulthood.
We work with individuals of all ages with anxiety, mood and related issues across the lifespan. When working with younger children, we meet with parents without the child for the first evaluation session, and then meet with the child individually during the second evaluation session.Our center also routinely works with college-aged and young adult clients. Here, our therapists incorporate components of therapy geared specifically to this age group: identity development, fostering independence and autonomy, and helping clients navigate the challenges experienced during their transition into adulthood.
(651) 359-9401 View (651) 359-9401
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Alison Mezzenga
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for 30+ years. I provide professional and compassionate individual and family therapy services to adults, adolescents and children who are experiencing a variety of stressors in their lives including, but not limited to, symptoms of depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, relational issues and issues due to the natural transitions in life. I also provide therapy addressing issues related to divorce with families who are invested in maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship.
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for 30+ years. I provide professional and compassionate individual and family therapy services to adults, adolescents and children who are experiencing a variety of stressors in their lives including, but not limited to, symptoms of depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, relational issues and issues due to the natural transitions in life. I also provide therapy addressing issues related to divorce with families who are invested in maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship.
(763) 333-2118 View (763) 333-2118
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Sunni Myers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
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
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Wayzata, 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 Wayzata 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.