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Chris Brendemuhl

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2015
Years of Experience: 14

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - BS

Saint Mary's University - MA


Play Therapy Trained, Sand Tray Therapy, CBT Trained

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delays
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Chris Brendemuhl

Clinical Interests:

Currently I work with children who have experienced anxiety, depression, AD/HD, behavioral issues, foster care situations, as well as other life transitions. I also work with adults and couples who suffer from grief and loss, depression, anxiety, marital issues, etc.

Clinical Approach:

My clinical approach caters to what works best with each client(s). I practice therapy "in the moment," experientially with a mixture of CBT, strengths-based, narrative therapy, solution focused, as well as collaborative therapy. As a family systems therapist, I recognize that people are affected by others and events around them.


I enjoy the practice of self keeping, these are just a few activities that I enjoy in my free time:Training my Bullmastiff Enjoying nature walks Video games Reading and spending time with family and friends.

Clinic Contact Info

Big Lake Clinic

207 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, MN 55309

(763) 367-6080