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Heather Trettel, MS, LMFT, IMH-E


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Walking along aside others in their journey to help them find hope and healing is something I am passionate about. I value relationships and strive to build a comfortable space for those I work with to process events in their life, find strength in themselves and develop a deeper connection with those in their life. This value has led to a focus of strengthening relationships of young children (birth through five years old) and their caregivers who have experienced adversity, stressful and traumatic events.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I utilize a family systems approach and attachment theory with a developmental perspective to help individuals and families grow together while finding comfort within their relationships. My experience involves working with young children and their families in an outpatient day treatment program as well as infants, children, teens and adults in an outpatient therapy setting. I am trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), TheraPlay (level 1) and Circle of Security-Parenting.

Ellison Center
600 25th Ave S, Ste 102
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
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Ellison Center
600 25th Ave S, Ste 102
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

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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:
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
DC 0-5
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Open Adoption
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Infant (0-2)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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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