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Amanda Vaske, MA, LMFT, DBTC/Clinic Owner

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides assessment and treatment to individuals, families, and groups. I have over 15 years of experience.  I have national certification in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).  I've worked in a variety of settings: out-patient mental health clinics, psychiatric hospital programs, and a private K-12 school. 

I have extensive experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety, attention and learning difficulties, anger issues, oppositional behaviors, self-injurious and self-destructive behaviors, self-esteem issues, social struggles, life transition issues, grief and loss, and PTSD. 

I also have advanced training in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Family Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Perinatal Mood Disorders and Pregnancy Loss.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health, Pregnancy Loss, and Reproductive Issues
  • Self-Injurious and Self-Destructive Behaviors

Treatment Specialization Includes (not limited to):

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Co-Dependency 
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions/Change
  • LGBTQA
  • Perfectionist Tendencies
  • Personality Disorders
  • Parenting Support
  • Self-Esteem and Body Image Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Education:

  • Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Professional Psychology University of St. Thomas
  • Undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology, University of St. Thomas
  • Lifetime Member in Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology - University of St. Thomas Chapter

Licensure/Other:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Minnesota & Wisconsin
  • Approved Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy -  LPC and LPCC
  • Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 – Minnesota Judicial Branch A.D.R.

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Family Mediation Certificate - Mediation Center/Hamline University School of Law
  • National DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Certification through DBTNCAA
  • Advanced Training TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) - Washburn Training Institute and the Medical University of South Carolina - Eligible for National Certification
  • Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate - Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom
  • MommaCare™ Certificate Perinatal Bereavement - Shoshana Center for Reproductive Health Psychology

Personal Activities of Interest:

  • I love anything outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping, agate hunting, etc.,
  • I love to find DIY arts and crafts projects.
  • I have 3 children, 3 dogs, and a gecko. 

 

 

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