About Jodi

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in school, clinical, and in-home settings. I have also led a variety of support groups with children and have experience teaching parenting classes and providing parent coaching. My experience includes 6 years with the University of Minnesota Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and 7 years with the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being (formerly Central Center for Family Resources). 

I see children as an investment to be nurtured by patience, understanding, and good listening. I believe child therapy starts with good communication and understanding being the first steps. Early communication skills with children lead to more successful management of the transitional adolescent years.

I use play therapy to help children and adolescents who have experienced trauma or are having difficulties with anger management, depression, anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), self-esteem, and divorce issues.

In addition to working with children, I also work with adults in the areas of anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and women's adult life changes and personal growth

Together I will work with you as a team to change negative thought patterns, empower you to make positive choices in life, and support you as you work through difficult situations that you are struggling with.


  • Licensed in the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
  •  LPCC License #cc00271
  • Registered Play Therapist Certificate #AAPT/T-1850.
  • Bachelor's Degree from Hamline University. Double Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice.
  • Master's Degree from St. Mary's University of MN: Counseling Psychology.
  • Over 15 Years Experience Working with Children, Adolescents, and Adults in School, Clinical, and In-Home Settings.
  •  Experienced in Parent Education and Coaching.
Member Of:
  • Minnesota Counseling Association
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Minnesota Association for Play Therapy

"Children don't really care how much you know, they care how much you care." 

                  Dr. Garry Landreth