Elisabeth Kee, LPC
Direct Line: (612) 437-0668
As a pediatric cancer survivor, Elisabeth understands the pain caused by childhood trauma. As a therapist, Elisabeth’s main goal is to foster a healing relationship with her clients that make them feel heard and supported no matter what trial they may face. While she loves to work with clients of all ages, Elisabeth has a special passion for working with children and adolescents.
“Children are much wiser than adults give them credit for.” Elisabeth says. “They feel just as deeply, and they can be wounded just as grievously as adults. However, they often do not have words to express how much they are hurting, and will act out through behaviors instead. It is my purpose as a therapist to help children find the words to heal these wounds, with the ultimate goal being that they get to continue enjoying their childhood despite past struggles.”
Elisabeth specializes in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, as well as children suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. By integrating play therapy with psychodynamic work, she helps pediatric clients work through their emotions in an age appropriate manner.
When working with adult clients, she practices from a mainly psychodynamic perspective with some supplemental cognitive behavioral techniques. Elisabeth also believes it is important to work with clients through a multicultural lens; factors such as race, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, and more impact her treatment plans and diagnostics. She strives to create a welcome and inclusive space for all clients.
Elisabeth graduated with academic distinction from Northwestern University, Evanston IL, with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with a specialization in working with children. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.