Play Therapy in Wayzata, MN

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Nicole Braun
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
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 or 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 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
Offers online therapy
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Connie Dummer
Psychologist, MA, LP, LMFT
Verified
I am a registered play therapist as well.
Do you feel weighed down by trauma, grief, or loss? Do you experience sadness, or intrusive memories of previous experiences? If so, my specialty is working with people like you. I have extensive experience with all types of trauma survivors, including survivors of sexual and physical abuse. I am grounded in a solid Christian faith and am comfortable exploring aspects of spirituality. I have strengths in the areas of empathy, positivity, winning others over, and strategy.
(952) 657-7695 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Diane Foy
Psychologist, MEd, LP
Verified
I offer a strength based, caring approach to creating change. I treat each person with respect and dignity. Decades of experience and intensive trainings ground my clinical work in evidenced based practices. I work with individuals, couples and families to identify core issues, negotiate conflicts, enhance coping skills and create behavior change. My work with couples and families encourages and teaches healthy communication skills and enhances attachment. I have Gottman Method and Emotionally Focussed Couples training. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, effects of trauma and relationship issues.
(651) 968-1983 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Wayzata Bay Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers. The intensity of these jobs often leads to relationship problems, anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, and burnout, resulting in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners. That’s why I also focus on the families of such individuals.
(320) 314-5470 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
Offers online therapy
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Dena Sage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Are you noticing patterns that cause you immense strain and stress in your everyday life? Is your child or teen struggling with relationships, school; or with what looks like anxiety or depression and you don't know how to help them? I’m a clinical social worker committed to helping youth, families and individuals learn how to build and maintain healthier relationships within their social networks and within themselves. When working with clients, I work on resetting damaging mental frames and creating positive coping strategies to deal with life's many challenges.
(952) 260-8420 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Mark Orth MA/LP & Gray Matter Partners
Psychologist, License, MA
Verified
When I reflect on my education, professional, personal experience and distill my thoughts; I conclude *You are feeling pretty bad or you would not be making this search. *You want some part or several parts of your life to work better. *What used to work or what you do to improve things is not helping or not helping fast enough.* People change many areas and elements of their life when they figure out what needs attention, what to do, and how.* People are embarrassed to make this first call for information but also know - It Is Time to Do Something.
(218) 366-9044 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Darryl Ross Goetz
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
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 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Kippie A. Palesch
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
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 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Maple Grove Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
We Hear You. We See You. You Matter. We are proud to provide an environment of a calm, peaceful setting. This will be the place you want to come, an oasis from the outside world, and an opportunity to work with a therapist that is able to provide the therapy type that you need. We believe that providing an environment that is warm and welcoming, where you can focus solely on building a trust-based connection with the therapist that meets your needs is vital to your personal healing process and sets you up for success, and provides coping skills to apply as you experience challenges throughout your life.
(763) 600-7550 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Megan St Amand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Jess Holly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
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 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Alison Mezzenga
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for over 25-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 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Art Heals, LLC
MA
I work with artists, creatives, empathic, and intuitive humans to balance the inherent light and shadow qualities that come with living a creative and soul-led lifestyle. I enjoy weaving a tapestry of art + spirituality into our work while inviting you to guide us through the seasons and cycles of your internal world. My sessions involve process arts, creative prompts, and guided mediations to track your changes and growth. I am trauma, addiction, and eating disorder trained, body and fat positive, prochoice, feminist, and a safe space for all.
(763) 325-8213 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Robert W Ogren
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Life is a journey that occasionally can become difficult, and even painful. Our emotions can be overwhelming, disconnected, or confusing. Our relationships can become challenging and unfulfilling. We can discover we aren't the person we ultimately hope to be. I desire to help people make sense of their struggles and for them to know they aren't alone in the challenges and suffering life brings. Through sincere interest, deep listening, and a devoted presence, my hope is that therapy can be a place to make peace with the past, find renewed joy and richness in the present, and know hope and healing for the future to come.
(952) 234-8586 
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Wayzata, MN 55391
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Lyndsie Standerwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Lyndsie has pursued training with specific interest in Non-Directive/Experiential Play Therapy , Developmental Repair, Attachment concerns and Theraplay.
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 
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Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Offers online therapy
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Elisabeth Emmerich
Counselor, MA, LPCC, RPT
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist, I come alongside children/teens with issues like anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, trauma/abuse, behavioral issues, in a way that speaks to them.
We all have moments where life can feel overwhelming and stressful. Maybe you are about to become a new parent and it's hard to fathom how you will juggle it all. You might be thinking "will I ever stop worrying about everything" or "why am I so angry all the time?" You want to have ways to deal with your anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting struggles, and relationships. Perhaps, it's your child or teen that you are concerned about. Is your child acting out behaviorally? Is your teen stressed out and irritable all the time? My background is in working with children and teens as well as adults to finding ways to change and grow.
(952) 314-9072 
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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Joanna L Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
I also use Play Therapy to address many childhood and attachment issues in a way that makes kids feel important.
Worried about your child's behavior? Struggling with parenting? Concerned about your adolescent's self image or self harm? Stuck in a negative cycle with your significant other and unsure how to connect again? Coming to terms with divorce and co-parenting? Wanting to improve family communication? Battling the shadows of depression and anxiety? Wanting change in your life but not sure what? Seeking therapy is hard and deeply personal. You are the expert in your life and I strive to make each client feel accepted, safe and understood. Together, we can discover your unique path to change and healing within yourself and relationships.
(612) 276-6301 
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Plymouth, MN 55441
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Christina L Kress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I enter a child's world of play and imagination to help them overcome problems, cope with difficult situations and achieve healthy development.
Are you (or your family) stuck? Have you been trying the same things over and over and nothing is changing? Time to try a more direct approach! I can help. My work with clients is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is not for the faint-hearted! It is direct, evidence-based and it works. DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. At Minnetonka Counseling I lead adolescent and family DBT groups, adult DBT groups as well as advance DBT workshops for DBT graduates.
(651) 967-8762 
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kayla Pease
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified
I use a compassionate, warm approach during play therapy , mindfulness, and person-centered therapy.
Joy. It’s what we’re all searching for. Sometimes we need some help along the way to find it. Whether you are searching for joy for yourself, your child, or your family, we are here for you. Through a relational and compassionate approach we will help you uncover the strength and capacity that already exist within you and help you develop new skills allowing you to persevere, blossom, and thrive.
(612) 662-1006 
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Offers online therapy
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Laura Knopp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Play , mindfulness, and other strategies will help your child learn to identify feelings, improve self-regulation, and appreciate himself/herself more.
** Please contact me if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.** As your child approaches the door, do you wonder how today went? Do you worry the school will call or that she held it together and will "lose it" at home? Is your child struggling most days? Does he or she have difficulty with managing emotions, focusing, making friends, worries, or fears. Does he or she often look sad or worried? Is your once engaging child withdrawn, angry, or argumentative? You've tried everything you know and are at a loss to help. Does nothing seems to work? Perhaps you feel like a failure as a parent. You don't have to do this alone.
(952) 260-4314 
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Edina, MN 55436
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

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