Molly Em Swenson
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I have worked in private practice for over 10 years serving clients ages 6 to 76 in my outpatient office, as well as providing intensive therapeutic services to adolescents in residential placements, including group homes and juvenile detention. Prior to private practice, I provided mental health therapy to students ages K-12 in six different school districts in central Minnesota. Currently, I provide services to adolescents in grades 9-12 at Kalon Prep Academy in Alexandria, MN.
I have a passion for working with adolescents, who can be a difficult and challenging population. I have also found that when given the opportunity to form a healthy, trusting relationship, adolescents have many strengths and talents that are often overlooked or misunderstood. As a therapist, I am intentional with creating a comfortable and safe space for my clients to share and process personal thoughts, life events, stressors, worries, or traumas that have impacted their lives. Often these experiences can be overwhelming and keep us from recognizing our value and capabilities despite the challenges and hardships. The goal is for each individual to feel seen, heard, validated, and to move forward with confidence. I am committed to providing compassionate support and encouragement, empowering my clients to identify their core values, recognize their gifts, establish goals, embrace their self-worth, and feel confident in their ability to be successful young adults as they move into their lives after high school.
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