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Shawn Bulgatz, MA, LMFT

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Shawn has had extensive training in the field of play therapy and uses a non-directive/experiential approach to working with children in play. Shawn believes in a systemic approach to working with children.

Almost 90% of play therapists are female. Unfortunately, many children have had negative experiences with men. Shawn offers the opportunity for children to develop trust and work through past trauma with an experienced male therapist. It has proved to be a very unique and healing experience for many children and families!

“I have been working with children and families for more than 20 years. Since 2002, I have been working at my private practice, Twin Cities Play Therapy Center, focusing on using non-directive and filial/parent-child models of play therapy. Areas of focus are adoption, attachment, abuse related trauma, neglect, and family change.”

Twin Cities Play Therapy Center
3440 Federal Dr., Ste 150
Eagan, MN 55122
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Twin Cities Play Therapy Center
3440 Federal Dr., Ste 150
Eagan, MN 55122

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Preferred One
South Country
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
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
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)
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)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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