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Charline Bengtson, MA, LMFT

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Charline completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School.  Charline completed a year of Americorps Service after completing her ungraduated studies and was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Charline has been practicing in rural MN since 2010.  Charline is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Minnesota Association of Marriage Family Therapy clinical fellow.  Charline completed the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training for Mental Health Professionals through the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE).

Finding healing in therapy is based on the power of the therapeutic relationship to provide comfort, trust, and guidance.   Life transitions; such as those associated with foster care, out of home placements, and adoption, often present difficult challenges and obstacles for individual and families to navigate. Counseling can facilitate the growth families and individuals seek when they become stuck in life’s journey.  It takes brave individuals and families to seek help when life’s hardships have made them feel powerless.  Charline build on her client’s strengths and provide them encouragement to help rediscover their way to live a more balanced life.

Charline works with an honest, confidential, and respectful demeanor in a private practice setting.  Charline works with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan.  Charline finds great joy and meaning in helping her clients gain insight and awareness, access their inner strengths and resources, and develop the skills and confidence to create a more fulfilling and balanced life.

North Country Counseling
105 2nd Ave NE, Ste 110
Glenwood, MN 56334
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North Country Counseling
105 2nd Ave NE, Ste 110
Glenwood, MN 56334

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
Sanford Health
South Country
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Adlerian Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Eating Disorders
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Couples Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)


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