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School Services

David Hoy & Associates provides school-based counseling and skill building services to students, families and school staff.

Current services include:

  • One-to-one counseling
  • Classroom presentations
  • Teacher in-services
  • Peer education programs
  • Life skills trainings
  • Parent/teacher consultations
  • Family education
  • A wide variety of support groups.

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In-Home Counseling Services

Our agency was among the first to provide in-home services to children struggling with Severe Emotional Disturbances, and their families. We are certified by the State of Minnesota as Children’s Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS) providers. We work with youth and their families in home, at school, and within their community. We coordinate services with other involved providers such as, Probation Officers, Social Workers, Mentors, Teachers, and Clergy.

Services are funded through Medical Assistance Plans, individual out-of-pocket, or court ordered and County paid. Read More

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Office Counseling Services

Counseling is recommended for problems:

  • At home, work or school
  • In school
  • In marital or family relationships
  • With depression and anxiety symptoms
  • With friends and peers
  • With children and teens
  • With mental or physical health.

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EMDR Therapy

What the Heck is EMDR Anyway? EMDR is a very powerful kind of therapy that helps people to free themselves from painful negative beliefs and traumatic feelings. It was invented by a psychologist named Francine Shapiro, in 1987. Since then, she and others have been working on improving the therapeutic method and training therapists around the world. How does it work? It works sort of like hypnosis only backwards… or sideways. You see, in hypnosis, the therapist works with the unconscious part of the brain, and the therapist is in … Read More

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Play Expressive Therapies

What is Play Therapy? “Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child’s natural medium of self-expression … It is an opportunity which is given to the child to ‘play out’ his feelings and problems just as in certain types of adult therapy an individual ‘talks out’ his difficulties.”  Virginia Axline Play is the language of the child. Toys are the child’s words. A carefully chosen variety of toys are available for a child’s use during a play therapy session so that they may use the process … Read More