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Kathleen Mathews, LICSW

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I am a clinical social worker specializing in individual and family therapy. I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I am in private practice in Golden Valley, MN.

With over thirty-five years’ experience as an individual and family therapist for adults and children, and as a graduate of Columbia University in New York, I specialize in strengths-based, solution-focused therapy and I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, trauma, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and working with the LGBTQ population.

In addition to being a prominent individual therapist, I have presented at many of the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of trauma and the use of EMDR.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York
Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Relationships from the University of MN

License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed clinical social worker in the state of MN
Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant

Professional Activities and Memberships: NASW, Association for Play Therapy, EMDRIA

Note: this provider sees clients ages 4 and up, although a category stating 3-6 is selected.

Kathleen Mathews, LICSW, LLC
4959 Olson Memorial Hwy, Ste B
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Phone: 612-978-3209
Kathleen Mathews, LICSW, LLC
4959 Olson Memorial Hwy, Ste B
Golden Valley, MN 55422

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Preferred One
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Childhood Depression
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Mood Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Suicidal Concerns
Systems of Care Navigation
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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