Our Blaine location is conveniently located on Highway 65, right off of Highway 10, at the Village Bank Building, in the Blaine and Spring Lake Park area. This location has specialist therapists in couples and individual relationship therapy, as well as children’s and play therapy. We also are happy to work with families and teens!
Our couples therapist is an expert in adult relational issues, including Discernment Counseling, codependency, divorce recovery, and how childhood trauma impacts adult functioning. Our children and teen therapist is passionate about play therapy, sand tray work, and fostering parent/child connections and attachment. We also have family therapy and individual therapy for anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, PTSD, adoption and foster care concerns, and personality disorder issues.
Our therapists can help you gain insight and learn coping skills to manage life’s challenges. We work with you one-on-one to develop a treatment plan with goals aimed at improving your quality of life and overall happiness.
We make all efforts to help couples feel comfortable in therapy. Your therapist will work with you in identifying the relational patterns that are causing conflict and problems. Therapists focus on increasing communication skills and helping bring respect and understanding back to the relationship.
Our family therapists use a “systems approach” when working with families. This means that we work on identifying the patterns and behaviors within the family system that are detrimental and work with you to improve them.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Kat has over a decade of experience originally working with children and teens experiencing trauma, abuse, and neglect in the child protection and adoption systems. She also has extensive experience in the world of couples and relational issues, including an Advanced Certification in Discernment Counseling, as well as Post Induction Therapy experience (how childhood and attachment patterns translate to adult relationship issues). She is a former supervisor of a large couples clinic and a state-board approved supervisor for training new therapists. She holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family from Argosy University, and two bachelor’s degrees. Kat also enjoys fishing, ATVing, mud trucking, computer gaming, painting, taking care of her chinchillas, and throwing the buoy for her Red Fox Labrador Retriever.
Kat’s favorite topics to cover in therapy are: Individual relationship issues, Boundaries/codependency, Balancing individual needs vs. needs of others, Dating, Prepare/Enrich (premarital), Couples counseling, Discernment counseling (Do I/we stay or go?), Affair recovery, Divorce navigation & recovery, Sexual concerns, Open, poly, kink, LGBTQ
Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Denise is an Adlerian-trained psychotherapist, completing post-graduate work towards becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Her interests include addiction, co-dependency, couples, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and strained relationships.
Denise finds that there are times in life when we find ourselves “stuck” or overburdened and need another person to help us navigate our way. She loves to work from a client-centered, family systems approach. She believes that individuals develop and grow in the context of relationships and experiences that become the story of their life. Within that story is the key to bringing about positive change. Denise would be honored to join you on your journey and would consider herself a partner in the process.
Denise has a lot of family and life experience–she is married, with 5 adult children and 2 grandchildren. She loves reading, listening to podcasts, and hitting the trails on her bicycle in Minnesota’s trail system. She’s often found working on a knitting project while watching movies and television with her spouse.
Mental Health Practitioner
Alex has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and LOVES working with children, teens, and young adults.
Alex has an extensive background working with children and families in the school setting, as well as community settings. Her passion especially is play therapy. She especially loves helping kids navigate transitions, grief, loss, and trauma. She tailors her sessions to your child or teen’s need. Her playroom is setup and includes sand tray therapy, as well as art therapy, and games and toys to help speak the language of kids—PLAY!
Alex also has a passion for helping teens and young adults navigate the ups and downs of life. She also works with parents to help be their child’s “therapist” for the long term
Mental Health Practitioner
Kao Lee is a Mental Health Practitioner who strives to provide collaborative, supportive, and healing therapy through the utilization of mindfulness and curiosity. Kao Lee believes that each person has a unique story and is passionate about working with teens, adults, couples, and families who need support and guidance in learning new and better ways to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, as well as provide a compassionate and genuine ear to support your needs. Kao Lee utilizes different types of theoretical approaches to meet clients where they are by drawing from collaborative, narrative, internal family systems, and attachment theories. Kao Lee received her Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, a Master degree in Human Services from Concordia University – St. Paul, and a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University – Minneapolis. Kao Lee hopes to be your partner in finding the hope and healing that you need to overcome your struggles.
Mental Health Practitioner
After retiring as an educator, Steven sought to understand relational issues experienced through life by getting a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. That program taught Steven that there are clear, research-based understandings arising from current neuroscience and relational research that, when applied to one’s life and relationships, significantly increase the likelihood of more productive and nurturing outcomes. Steven’s mission is to assist you in this process and help you create the life you want.
Drawing from a wide range of theories and approaches, Steven seeks to be an educator and coach, providing a safe and supportive place for you to analyze your past, envision your future and set a path for creating it. Steven, who has life experience with marriage, divorce, parenting, step-parenting, dating, premarital issues, polyamory/alternative lifestyles, sex and gender identity is interested in working with couples, expanded networks, families and individuals.
Steven is also an artist, gardener and is currently rehabbing an old house with his companion of twelve years, a wonderful woman who shares Steven’s interests, and passion for supporting others.