Abbie Kraemer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: Centerville

Biography

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I practice from a system-based lens which recognizes the importance of family and other avenues of support in the individual’s therapeutic process. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 12, providing non-directive play therapy to assist them in telling their stories, processing trauma, and healing from difficult childhood experiences. I also work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a range of diagnoses and presenting issues. I utilize cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, solution-focused approaches to therapy and have experience working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, ADHD, divorce, trauma, and many other diagnoses and life stressors.

I believe that each of my clients has the capability of overcoming any challenge life presents them, and we just need to uncover the tools necessary for making positive growth and change. As the Eagles put it, “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”

Background

  • Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

State of Minnesota Licensure

LMFT Licensure #2977

Areas of Focus

Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, ADHD/Learning Disorders, Adoption, Adolescents/Teens, Anger, Anxiety, Aspergers, Children of Alcoholics, Chronic Disease/Pain/Terminal Illness, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Depression/Mood Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, Grief/Loss, Incarceration/Re-entry, Infertility/Abortion Recovery, LGBTQ/Gender Issues, Men's/Women's Issues, Military/Vets/Deployment, Pornography, Pregnancy/Post-Partum Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Rape/Sexual Abuse/Prostitution, Step Families, Suicide