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Beth Johnson, LAMFT



By Appointment Only


Little Canada, Minnesota


Blue Cross Blue Shield, MA (Medicaid), UCare, PreferredOne, Medica & HealthPartners PMAP clients

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Licensed Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Memberships:
  • Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • MN Women in Psychology (Executive Board Member)
  • American Association for Family and Conciliation
About Beth:

Beth Johnson has worked for many years with families and co-parents experiencing high-conflict and also as a children’s advocate in family court. Beth believes peace is within reach and obtainable for all families. Besides providing therapy for families and individuals, Beth can provide custody evaluations, parenting assessments and parenting time expeditor services. Beth also facilitates a support group for parents in a difficult co-parent relationship. In helping families create healthy outcomes, Beth works to understand each family member’s unique perspective to resolve and reduce conflict. Beth also works with individuals struggling with transitions, unhealthy relationships and helps individuals heal and grow from difficult life challenges.

  • Family Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation Training (Social SENE)
  • Parenting Time Expeditor Training
  • Family Mediation Training (over 90 hours)
  • Family Court Training
  • Collaborative Law Training: Empowering Clients to Effective Co-Parenting
  • AFCC Training: Child Development in the Context of Contested Custody Litigation
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training
  • Social Early Neutral Evaluator (Anoka and Ramsey County)
  • Guest Lecturer at St. Mary’s University: Merging Therapy and the Legal World
  • Guest Speaker at CLE/CEU lecture: Law and Therapy 101
  • Trainer on Domestic Abuse
  • Volunteer: Walk-in Counseling Center, St. Paul
  • Author: Divorce, high conflict and its Impact on Children (research paper)
  • Previous member: Dakota County Child Abuse Task Force