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Katherine Alice Harrell, MS, LMFT

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Katherine Harrell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescents, and families as well as individuals who seek to regain emotional-relational health. Her areas of interest include working with survivors of trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD), adoption and permanency and other attachment disruptions, and coping with challenging transitions. Katherine also specializes in supporting queer families and youth, and is a member of the LGBTQ+ Therapists Network in the Twin Cities.

With children, Katherine uses a variety of play therapy interventions. Through play, Katherine believes that kids are engaged in serious work and learning. Katherine views therapy as a personalized classroom; a space for children and families to learn more about themselves and their connections to one another. In every session, she aims to heighten emotional awareness, and highlight the client’s and/or the family’s strengths. Katherine approaches her practice through an intersectional lens that promotes the radical acceptance of all parts of a person’s identity. Katherine’s vibrant and expressive personality creates a warm hospitality where families can feel safe.

Family Circle Counseling
2356 University Ave. W, Ste 280
Saint Paul, MN 55114
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Family Circle Counseling
2356 University Ave. W, Ste 280
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:
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Depression
Divorce / Co Parenting
Domestic Violence
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Mood Disorder
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parent Coaching
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Couples Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Infant (0-2)
Parent Coaching
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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