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Adam Arnold, MA, LMFT, LADC


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Adam is a licensed psychotherapist, trainer, and consultant with Enliven Psychotherapy. From his wild and never boring experiences working in a wide variety of youth work settings, Adam put together The Democratic Youth Engagement (DYE) Model, a collaborative approach for adults living and working with young people. Adam spends the bulk of his youthwork as Clinical Director at Aspen House, an emergency shelter for youth in Dakota County.

Adam spent over a decade combining his passions for healing and the arts, serving as Founder and Artistic Director of blank slate theatre, a personal growth-oriented theatre for adolescents in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While there, he collaborated with culturally and ability diverse adolescents to produce over two dozen theatre pieces centering on themes of mental health and social change, including the award-winning Disordered [thy name is teenager], and Bottom, a play on child sex trafficking. Adam also was proud to serve as chair of the “Safe Schools, Safe Students Conference,” which sought to address mental health issues in schools, innovate family involvement with schools, soothe peer aggression (bullying), and eliminate school shootings.

When not at work, Adam spends time listening to nerdy podcasts, watching scary movies, and strengthening his broken spine.

Enliven Psychotherapy
970 Raymond Ave, Suite 102
Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Enliven Psychotherapy
970 Raymond Ave, Suite 102
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Adaptive Internal Relational Network Model (AIR)
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory
Art Therapy
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Rule 25 Assessment
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Mood Disorder
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Substance Use Disorder
Suicidal Concerns
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Teen (13-18)
PACC Graduate
Graduate of Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate Program (PACC) through UMN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare - More Info


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