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David Praska

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner

Year Joined: 2017
Years of Experience:
Location: 
Big Lake Clinic
 | 
Bloomington Clinic

Service: 
Outpatient Therapy
Undergraduate School: Augsburg College
Undergraduate Degree: BA
Graduate School: St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Graduate Degree: MA
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.

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