Ann Kent, MA, LMFT

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Greater Minnesota Family Services

P: 320-905-3231

My name is Ann Kent, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for working with foster and adoptive families. As a foster/adoptive mother myself, I can relate to many of the issues my clients bring to me. I provide services in the home setting so that we can address concerns in the moment. I believe that disrupted attachment occurs in the context of relationships, and therefore should be healed in the context of a relationship. For this reason, I encourage strong parental involvement in treatment. I am trained in EMDR, and find this modality to be extremely effective for children as well as their parents who may be experiencing secondary trauma. I pull treatment strategies from the work of Daniel Hughes, Heather Forbes, and Michael Orleans/Terry Levy.

Practice Area: Mental Health
Licensure: LMFT
Region: East Central
Type of Therapy/Service: Adoption - Adoptive Parent Services, Adoption - Child Placement, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Crisis Intervention/Stabilization, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, FASD Therapy/Education, Narrative Therapy, Permanency Services *, Post-Adoption Counseling
Specialities: Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions, Adoption Transitions, Assessment, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse, Foster Care, Neurodevelopmental Issues **, Permanency **, PTSD, Trauma/Complex Trauma

* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.

** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.