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Rachel J Nester, MS, LPCC, NCC, RPT, IMH-E

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I have been working with children and families for over a decade and primarily work with children birth to 13 and their caregivers. I am a verified provider of DC:0-5 diagnostic assessments and am endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E). I use a trauma-informed, attachment-based, and play-focused approach to therapy. I am a Registered Play Therapist and incorporate some form of play in almost all my sessions. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilize TF-CBT when appropriate. I have experience providing services in settings such as in-home, outpatient, telehealth, and school-linked mental health. Overall, I enjoy creating a partnership with my clients and helping them develop more healthy attachment patterns during the therapeutic process for current and future family relationships.

Nesting Connections, LLC
14051 Burnhaven Drive, Ste 111
Burnsville, MN 55337
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Phone: 651-300-9990
Nesting Connections, LLC
14051 Burnhaven Drive, Ste 111
Burnsville, MN 55337

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Treatment Modalities:
Art Therapy
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Childhood Depression
Divorce / Co Parenting
Domestic Violence
Early Traumatic Experiences
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Mood Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sex Trafficking Victim
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Suicidal Concerns
Client Demographics:
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
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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