Marinda (Mindy) Kimmel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. She has experience providing diagnostic assessment for adults, adolescents, and children including use of DC:0-5 for children age five and under. She provides a wide range of psychotherapy for families, couples, and individuals.
Mindy emphasizes a strengths based and family systems approach with clients while incorporating relaxation, mindfulness, and play techniques. She also utilizes Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Her background includes helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, social emotional development, grief, and life stage stressors so that they can improve their quality of life.
Mindy specializes in working with children and families. She has received extensive training in providing therapy to those who have experienced trauma. She utilizes Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) for clients with PTSD and a range of symptoms (anxiety, depression, abuse, etc.). A.R.T. is an innovative eye-movement therapy designed to decrease the emotional reactivity and distressing symptoms experienced following a traumatic event. She is also certified in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) a narrative approach for school aged youth and Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) a relational therapy for young children. She has completed adoption competency training for adoption, foster care, and guardianship families. An additional area of expertise includes couples work using the Prepare/Enrich Inventory for premarital and married couples.
Mindy is an approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for LMFT, LPC, and LPCC. Supervision provided includes developmental, trauma, and family systems lenses while including self of the therapist work.