Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join APT
Kathryn Claus
Profile Pages More
Last updated: 1/12/2018
Kathryn Claus
Professional -- Branch: Minnesota
Professional Information
Lakeview Therapy Center
55391  United States
612 3146165 (Phone)
Visit Website »
  Marriage & Family Therapy
  Private Practice
Personal Information
Visit My Website »
Katie graduated from St. Mary's University with her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in the treatment of children, teens, couples and families. As a Christian therapist, Katie is familiar with the concerns of families seeking to navigate the integration of faith into their marriage or family life. As a younger therapist, Katie finds that she connects well with Teens and Children and can help bridge the gap between parents and children and reconnect families when there is conflict and misunderstanding. Her sessions are often filled with warmth, genuineness, humor, and playfulness.

She has completed specialized training in the following:
- Attachment Focused Therapy: Treating Trauma Related Disorders in Children & Adolescents
- Youth with RAD & Complex Trauma
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Trauma, Adoption, and Foster Care
Social/Volunteer Organizations
I am an approved provider with MN ADOPT and specialize in working with families impacted by foster care and adoption.
More Information
Katie offers play therapy interventions for children and adolescents. This therapeutic model is tailored to meet the needs of children and adolescents who may be facing the following concerns:
- Childhood Depression
- Parental or caregiver depression
- Attachment concerns such as adoption, reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) or history of foster care placement(s)PTSD
- Childhood abuse (verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect, or witnessing violence or domestic violence)
- Parenting or discipline concerns
- Defiance and oppositional behavior
- Childhood Anxiety

Katie has experience using sand tray therapy and play therapy techniques for children ages 4 and older and welcomes parents and siblings in play sessions. Katie also loves to include artistic modalities into therapy for children, teens, and adults. Katie primarily works from an attachment perspective and utilizes experiential therapy, directive and non-directive play therapy, as well as family therapy.

Katie also offers parent child psychotherapy for caregivers and children 0-3. This is commonly known as Infant Mental Health and focuses on building secure attachment between parents and caregivers. This modality of therapy is useful when there has been a disruption in the parent child relationship such as adoption, foster care placement, time spent in the NICU or extended hospitalization as well as parental incarceration. Other factors that may warrant the need for maternal and infant mental health sessions include a parental history of neglect or abuse in early childhood, open Child Protection Case, moderate to severe postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis, as well as current neglect or mistreatment of child.
    © 2016 Association for Play Therapy, Inc.