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David Praska

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
LMFT

Location:

Year Joined: 2017
Years of Experience: 11

Education

Augsburg College - BA
St. Mary's University of Minnesota - MA
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work Issues

More About David Praska

Clinical Interests:

I work with children and adolescents on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, divorce reaction, etc. I also work with adults on similar issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. I work with couples as well in dealing with marital issues.

Clinical Approach:

I subscribe to both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Experiential Therapy modalities. In working with children, I use Experiential Play Therapy as treatment modality of choice. My clinical approach to a new client is family systems focused. l look at the family system as a whole and not just the individual. How the family system is affected and how the family system can change to bring a different outcome, hopefully a more healthier and happier outcome.

Hobbies:

I enjoy superheroes. I like to read comics and graphic novels. My favorite superhero is Batman and I love all the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. I am your typical MN sports fan. My allegiance is with the MN Vikings, MNUFC, MN Timberwolves and Lynx, MN Wild, and MN Twins. I love being outside in whatever capacity that is.

Clinic Contact Info

Bloomington Clinic

1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55420

(952) 854-5034