Jenna Edlund, M.A., Ph.D., L.P.
Dr. Jenna Edlund provides psychological assessments and therapy to children and adolescents. She specializes in helping children increase their emotional and behavioral regulation. Through a collaborative approach, Dr. Edlund provides individual therapy with the child, while also involving the parents in the process, in order to provide parents with the tools to support their child. Dr. Edlund’s collaborative, relational, playful, light-hearted style allows her to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship with every client, which creates a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to learn the skills to manage daily life experiences. Dr. Edlund connects with children and teens through the use of play, art, interactive activities, humor, and books.
Dr. Edlund utilizes empirically supported treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Analysis, Exposure and Response
Prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and much more in order to help client’s expand their coping strategies and increase their ability to reach desired goals.
Dr. Edlund provides a unique experience for children ages 2-7 and their parents through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Through the
parent coaching involved in PCIT, Dr. Edlund teaches parents to utilize the skills of play therapists to reinforce their child’s positive appropriate
behaviors and decrease their child’s problem behaviors. Dr. Edlund has worked with families to transform even the most difficult problem behaviors and improve the positive parent-child relationship.
Besides working with children, Dr. Edlund has training working with children, adolescents, and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
through the use of Exposure and Response Prevention, the evidenced based treatment designed to reduce the presence of obsessions and
Dr. Edlund received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She then received her doctorate
degree from the University of Utah in School Psychology. This unique training in school psychology provides Dr. Edlund the ability to help families identify and advocate for ways that their child can be supported in both an outpatient setting, as well as the school environment.
Dr. Edlund practices at the Waconia location.
Email Dr. Edlund at: JennaEdlund@ClinicalAndDevelopmentalServices.com