Paula Achenbach

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

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Paula Achenbach

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


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

100 East Crystal Lake Road
Burnsville, MN 55306
(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, who is willing to go deep. Come sit in my tree house setting to learn, to grow, and to heal.
I work collaboratively with both parents, support staff. I have done a lot of additional training on attachment and trauma. Which led my to my specialized training working with animals. In Spring,Summer and Fall we offer horse therapy, and dog training adding experts to our team to help which helps with leadership, impulse control and attachment.
I practice at my Burnsville location four days a week. Mornings have been a wonderful time for women who want to go deeper to process trauma using EMDR. After school hours are reserved for children and family work. I like to meet with parents in the first session.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UCare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 1005
  • School: University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • Year Graduated: 1994

Additional Credentials

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

Location

100 East Crystal Lake Road
Burnsville, MN 55306
(952) 479-5056
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Native American
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • ADHD
  • Attachment
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020
Paula Achenbach, MS, LMFT, RPT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville

Paula Achenbach

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