Lindsay Boettger, MA, LPCC, ADC

Lindsay BoettgerAbout Me

I have lived in the New Ulm area most of my life, currently with my husband, son and Jack Russel Terrier named Dexter. I am thankful for the chance to raise my children in rural Minnesota, near family and friends. I have had a lifelong passion for psychology and helping others, and I appreciate the ability to extend my reach outside of my hometown and into the Mankato area. In my spare time, I enjoy doing anything outside, specifically boating, fishing, camping, hiking and pheasant hunting.

Education

I received my Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of North Dakota in 2008. After that, I received my Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Argosy University in 2012, with a dual focus in mental health and substance abuse disorders. I completed a dual-site internship with Associated Psychological Services and Phoenix Recovery Programs in Mankato, Minnesota. I am licensed with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a professional clinical counselor and am certified as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Minnesota Certification Board.

Work Experience

Although my background is diverse and includes therapy with adults, my focus has been working with children and their families on a variety of concerns ranging from communication to trauma and child problem sexual behavior.

I began my career during graduate school providing center-based and in-home behavioral health care to children with autism and their parents. When I completed my professional graduate degree, I began working as a therapist at a residential and outpatient facility for boys ages 11 to 18 with problem sexual behavior. As the outpatient therapist, I completed psychosexual assessments and provided individual, group and family therapy to teens with average ability, as well as those with developmental disabilities. Following my time there, I worked at an outpatient community mental health clinic providing services to adults, children and families with a variety of concerns, as well as school-based mental health services.

My theoretical framework is based on attachment and development, and my work with children is very hands on and family oriented. I provide play therapy based on the principles of Theraplay (an attachment-based play therapy), and I have specialized training in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is a treatment model to address trauma for children up to age 18 and their families.

 

Lindsay Boettger, M.A., LPCC, ADC is located in our Mankato and New Ulm offices and provides services for ages 5 and up.