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Chris Broughten, MA, LMFT

My approach to therapy is client-centered, systemic, and holistic. Believing strongly in meeting clients where they are, I work to create an experience of safety and acceptance. This becomes the relational foundation upon which healing and growth can occur. I hope to encourage the development of resiliency by working to identify and grow strengths within clients and their relationships. I bring an understanding that one’s current life experiences are greatly affected by earlier life experiences, including the values and history of both the family and culture in which one has developed and adapted.  I provide mental health services to children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults who experience the effects of a wide range of difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety disorders, relational problems, problematic substance use, posttraumatic stress, and other effects of trauma. I have a passion for working with clients who have experienced marginalization of any kind. In particular that related to identity, including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnic or religious identity. Striving to maintain cultural competency in these areas is important to me. I have specialized training and experience in the use of modalities such as EMDR, Sand Tray Therapy, and Child Directed Play Therapy.


Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Professional Associations:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

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