Samantha Praus

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Samantha Praus


Maplewood , MN


Samantha completed her Masters in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.  She has experience counseling children and adolescents across a variety of settings.  She has training in providing evidence-based treatments for youth, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Samantha believes in providing a healing environment that fosters trust, empathy and support to help inspire positive change and growth that reflects individual/family goals and values. She enjoys working with individual adults, children, adolescents and families. 

Special areas of interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideations/Self-Harm
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Conflict
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relational Issues
  • Abuse/Trauma Concerns
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Play Therapy

Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

  • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #1071
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Applies Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)