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Betsy Adler, MSW, LICSW

elizabeth@thefamilydevelopmentcenter.com

Licensed Social Worker 
MN BSW Approved Supervisor

Every caregiver wonders if they are getting this “parenting” thing right: What is the best way to respond when my child is upset? How can I help my child heal after a traumatic experience or stressful situation? Am I doing a good enough job? If you have ever wondered about these questions, know that you are not alone! The good news is that it’s never too late to strengthen your relationship with your child, and you have made a great choice to seek help.

My experience and expertise is working with families impacted by postpartum mood disorders, stressful or traumatic events, loss of a loved one, anxiety, attachment difficulties, and behavioral concerns. I have training in a number of evidence-based therapy modalities and assessment tools, including the DC:0-5 diagnostic assessment, Experiential Play Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security Assessment and Parenting, and the Strange Situation.

I specialize in infant and early childhood mental health and I enjoy working with young children and their caregivers to support healthy attachment and development. Using play-based therapy modalities, as well as education and reflection with caregivers, I help them interpret and respond to difficult child behaviors. As a therapist, I am genuine and thoughtful and I enjoy helping caregivers access their brilliance so that they can raise healthy, resilient, secure kids.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to set up an initial appointment to see if I am a good fit for you, your child, and your family.

Payment and Insurance

Betsy accepts:

Private Pay and Sliding Scale

And most plans with:

Aetna
BlueCross BlueShield
Cigna
Health Partners
Hennepin Health
Medica
Medicaid (Medical Assistance, MN Care)
UCare
United Behavioral Health (Optum)
PreferredOne​



Please contact your insurance company to ensure your health plan includes coverage for mental health services, and to understand your deductible/copay/co-insurance responsibilities.

Clients

Betsy primarily works with children 8 years and under as well as parents/caregivers seeking parental support.

Betsy speaks English and Spanish.

Our Therapists

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Delta Larkey, LMFT, CPLC

Alyssa Wright, M.A., LMFT

Kristi Hall, M.A., LAMFT

Megan Manning, M.A., LMFT

Amy Pierce, M.S., LMFT

Laura Barbeau, M.A., LMFT

Betsy Adler, MSW, LICSW

Shauna Zotalis, M.A., Therapist

Tybetha Prosper, Mental Health Rehab Worker

Hanah Ward, Therapist Intern

Kayla Williams, Therapist Intern

Leah Mueller, Therapist Intern

Jasymn Taylor, Therapist Intern