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Kelle Arend, MA


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Psychology - Hamline University

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Saint Mary’s University of MN


Kelle is skilled in providing mental health services to young children (birth to age 12)

and their families. She has over 10 years of experience working with infant, toddler,

preschool and school aged children in school, outpatient and in home settings.

Furthermore, she has been supervised and trained in the assessment and treatment of

early childhood disorders, and has been taught the Diagnostic Classification: 0-3R (DC

0-3R), a best practice model for early childhood mental health, as well as Play Therapy

theory and techniques. Kelle enjoys working with young children and their families and

utilizes a holistic, relationship and play based approach. She employs models that are

grounded in developmental, attachment and systems theories and works to help create,

revive and restore connection in and amongst families. Kelle enjoys working

collaboratively with families to help increase understanding, functioning and garner the

tools needed to soothe the difficulties the child and family are experiencing.


Areas of Interest:

 Early Childhood Mental Health

 Parenting/Co-parenting

 Attachment Issues/Concern

 Parent/Child Conflict

 Trauma

 Behavior Concerns

 Adoption & Foster care

 Anxiety

 Children affected by divorce

 Depression


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