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Samantha Colai, LMFT, RPT, SEP

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Samantha Colai is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered play therapist, specializing in children impacted by trauma, separation, and divorce. She specializes in working with foster care and adopted children and their families. Samantha offers trauma-informed individual therapy, parent coaching, team-based reunification services, and consultation for court-involved families and professionals. She is also a member of a Foster Care Family.

Hope Rising
2475 15th St NW, Ste D
New Brighton, MN 55112
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Hope Rising
2475 15th St NW, Ste D
New Brighton, MN 55112

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Preferred One
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Mood Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Infant (0-2)
Parent Coaching
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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