Paula Achenbach

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

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Paula Achenbach

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT-S


Location

Offers online therapy

443 Maine Street South
Bayport, MN 55003
(952) 479-5056

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Announcement icon I am doing both Telehealth and in person sessions. Doing social distancing and sanitizing. If weather permits we have been meeting outdoors.
Where do you you heal? Is it always talk? I have worked with children/families most of my career and have had to think of different ways to process feelings. For young children it's often play, for older children working with animals, for many it's a walk in the woods. Brain science confirms that these methods are effective for emotional regulation. The most successful factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. I honor that. Some clients bring two session issues,others bring trauma that need a trusting, gentle partner. Come, let's works best for you.
It’s a essential to develop a trusting relationship between myself and the client. My strong background in child development provides a solid base when working with both children and adults. Especially when working on issues of trauma and attachment. Integrating supportive approaches: art, EMDR, Somatic healing, nature, animals, sand play, and play.
Recently I moved from Dakota County to Washington county. My husband and I are semi retired. I prefer in person therapy which I can offer when home, but there are times when we will be traveling and I will need to use Telehealth. If you are looking for a down to earth, creative and experienced therapist call me and we will work on your growth together.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Health Savings Account, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • Medica
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Check with your provider to see what coverage you have with me. I send first session in and then so charge the copay.
Email me or call (952) 479-5056 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 1005
  • School: University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • Year Graduated: 1994
I have additional training in: Somatic and Trauma Healing , Equine/horse therapy, sand play and play therapy, and Internal Family Systems.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: MMFT / 1005
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Location

443 Maine Street South
Bayport, MN 55003
(952) 479-5056
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Native American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Energy Psychology
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, Somatic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021
Paula Achenbach, MS, LMFT, RPT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bayport
Paula Achenbach

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT-S