Andrea Patten

MSW, LICSW

Andrea Patten

MSW, LICSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare

Offices

Fridley, Minnesota 55432

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My Approach to Helping

I work with children ages 2-7 and have specialized in working with early childhood concerns for over 10 years. I believe in early intervention to help children have smoother, easier times as they grow. I am passionate about helping children work on family or life adjustments, trauma, separation anxiety, general anxiety, panic, phobias, attachmentrelational concerns, adoptionfoster care, and self-esteem. I work with children who are framed as “angry” or “behavioral”. I work with parents on how to adapt parenting to the specific child needs. I understand that taking the steps to begin therapy can be scary, and I provide a warm, compassionate, and safe space for families.

More Info About My Practice

Current openings for children ages 2-7 years old- including one more after-school appointment available! Please provide my name when requesting an appointment, leave a message so we can call you back. You may register to request an intake appointment on our website: mindfulwaycounseling.org under contact us drop down menu click new client intakes.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The number one important thing about making therapy successful is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with and a therapist that you can connect with. People who have found the right therapist have an overall sense that the therapist is a good "fit" for them. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe space for clients to share their story. I want all of my clients to feel comfortable to be themselves in the therapy space.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I adjust my clinical work based on the individual needs of the client. There is no one size fits all style of therapy. I utilize a mix of relationship-based therapy strategies and theoretical frameworks including attachment theory, mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, play therapy (for young children), EMDR for trauma, cognitive behavioral, somatic experience, and developmental repair.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children ages 2-7.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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