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Children’s Therapy

minnesota Counselor

Why therapy?

Having a child or adolescent who is experiencing emotional distress or behavioral management difficulties is heartbreaking for many parents. Parents often feel frustrated and sometime inadequate with not knowing how to help. Counseling or child psychology is a great step to help you feel supported, knowing your child or adolescent is learning to manage their behavior, deal with the challenges of new life situations, and/or cope with their emotions. This can lead to a myriad of benefits later in life, such as having effective skills for behaving, being able to understand and express their feelings, and knowing how to interact successfully with others. The psychologists at CARE Counseling understand that your child’s behaviors may reflect challenges and experiences from different areas of their life which are impacted by their developmental stage.

Our psychologists work with children from age 3 to 18 to help them prepare to deal more effectively with life’s obstacles and challenges. They also help parents develop effective parenting strategies that support emotional and behavioral growth. Children may be seen individually, with their families, or in group.

  • – Behavioral Problems
  • – Depression
  • – Anxiety
  • – Grief & Loss
  • – Trauma
  • – Abuse
  • – Learning Difficulties
  • – Hyperactivity
  • – Inattention
  • – Social issues
  • – Divorce
  • – Sexual Orientation
  • – Tantrums/Emotional Control

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers:

  • – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • – PreferredOne
  • – Health Partners
  • – Medical Assistance
  • – UCare
  • – Cigna
  • – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
Amy Babcock, M.S.

Sometimes in life we face challenges that make it feel like we are climbing Mt. Everest, and our struggles are like 500 lbs of gear we are carrying alone…Read More

Heather Svoboda, M.A., LP

Sometimes life is hard, whether for a short blip or for a very, very long time. You don’t have to manage all difficult periods at whatever depths aloneRead More

Sarah Fox, M.A.

There are times when life’s changes are unexpected, unpredictable and unmanageable. Recognizing this can be overwhelming, however it is monumental first step…Read More

Anastasia Press

Like the sky, our lives bring us different types of weather. Sometimes our lives are clear and sunny, and other times the storms can make us feel stuck and alone…Read More

Katie Johnson

Finding yourself at a loss of what to do, where to turn, or how to help your child likely feels defeating. Reaching out shouldn’t be awkward and embarrassing. We will work together to create a safe space to explore and overcome your struggles…Read More

Greta Gilbertson

Having someone to talk to can make a world of a difference. When going through a difficult, confusing, or stressful time, therapy can be a helpful place to feel heard, supported, and less alone…Read More

Nate Penz

Work, school, family, sports, and other life circumstances can be unpredictable and overwhelming. When life throws us curveballs, it is normal to feel helpless, hopeless, and isolated…Read More

Counselor focused on adults with a variety of diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma and grief & loss.
Mara Dockendorf, Psy.D., MA, LPCC

There are many challenges in life and talking to someone about these challenges can be incredibly healing…Read More

Counseling for depression, anxiety, & coping skills.
Jordan Kocon, M.A.

In life, I believe that coming into therapy is one the most empowering experiences.  I admire the tremendous courage it takes to walk into an unfamiliar environment and…Read More.

Uptown Family Therapist
Christina Abate, M.A.

I create a safe space for children, adolescents, adults, and families to feel heard, validated, and encouraged. I would love the opportunity to help you or your family live a happier, healthier, and more balanced life…Read More.

Counselor in the Twin Cities
Mandy Cowan, M.S.

The world we live in often delivers more punches than we can handle in the moment. The stress of work, school, and relationships…Read More

Minneapolis Counseling
Michelle Hoffman, M.A., LMFT

Life is a journey and I would be honored to be a part of yours.  You are the expert on your life, your child’s life and your relationships…Read more.

Amber Manders, MS, LPCC

The hardest journey, is the journey inwards. It takes a lot of courage and strength to start that journey…Read More

Edina Therapy
Shannon Henry, MSW, LGSW

Walking through life can often feel lonely, challenging and stressful. When facing life’s transitions, we might experience sadness, sleep disturbance, loss of interest, and anxiety/worry that seems overwhelming…Read More

Spanish Speaking Therapist
Mark Zaczkowski, MSW, LICSW
I believe that therapy is a unique and creative process every time it happens. I believe that it requires trust, bravery, openness and honesty that goes both ways. No matter who you are and why you might want therapy I will work hard to provide a safe and comfortable space…Read More
Twin Cities and Edina Counseling
Allison Seaburg, M.A.

Life is full of challenges. How we choose to face those challenges impacts the direction of our lives. …Read More

minneapolis psychology
Heidi Bausch, M.A.

Sometimes life can feel like road construction – roadblock after roadblock, a short detour to long detour, and bumper-to-bumper traffic…Read More

Ben Dockter, M.A.

Once upon a time, there was a child in pain and their parents tried everything in the book to help but it felt like nothing was working and they were lost with what to do next…Read More

twin cities therapist
Katie Ducklow, MSW, LGSW

Whether you come to talk about your own life or learn how to care for your child’s needs, I will work to make sure you feel supported, heard, and understood…Read More

St. Louis Park psychology
Nicole Thorsten, MSW, LGSW

Life can throw us curveballs but you don’t have to figure it out alone. I specialize in exploring emotional and behavioral concerns to provide support that’s unique to you.

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St. Louis Park psychologist
Dr. Alison Dolan

I work to help you to illuminate your own unique story in recognizing challenges and strengths, while helping you find your own answers and path on your journey…Read More…

Uptown Child & Adult Psychologist
Dr. Andrea Hutchinson

I understand that seeking out help and letting someone into your personal world can be hard; therefore, I take the time to empathetically get to know you and your family…Read More

Golden Valley therapist
Melody Molina, M.S.

While seeking help may seem daunting, I will approach our sessions with empathy, warmth, and respect as you work towards healing…Read More

  • "Great counseling center that has very focused care. They make you feel comfortable and it's in the heart of uptown."
  • "Highly recommend. Andrea and team made us feel comfortable confident. Very unique space and comfortable space was a plus for our son."
  • "Friendly staff. Nice offices. Conveniently located."

Uptown

2000 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
55405

Loring Park

310 Clifton Ave
Minneapolis, MN
55403

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