Get to Know Me
and My Work
Kaitlin Blinsky, MSW, LCSW
Hey there! Welcome to my practice, my name is Kait.
I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters degree in Social Work. In addition, I received dual-bachelor degrees in Psychology and Social Behavioral Science with a minor in Addiction studies from the University of Mary. I am originally from Bismarck, and could not imagine a better place to fulfill my dream of providing counseling services in the community that I grew up in. As a native of Bismarck/Mandan, I have come to know the wrap-around services and resources available for the clients I serve.
I truly believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives. I see myself as a facilitator of conversations that lead my clients and their families to new perspectives.
Therapy for Children and Adolscents
I specialize in therapy for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years old. My focus is to help children, pre-teens, and teens understand themselves in this BIG world.
The caregivers I work with have all sorts of questions like: “why does my child behave this way?”, or “why do they react like this?”. Caregivers feel stuck or like a “bad parent”.
Some children may experience events and/or ongoing hardships in their lives that impact their ability to cope. My mission is to help kiddos and families move forward in life with a sense of safety, connection, and empowerment to live a fulfilled life. Bringing a sense of calm back for the first time in their short life.
My therapy is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), play-based interventions including sand-tray and expressive art modalities.
I consider myself to practice with a trauma-informed lens and I am always curious to know about the unique circumstances and struggles that my clients have had. I truly believe that kids have within themselves the amazing capacity to heal and therapy is a tool that helps them bring out their true resiliency.
I spent most of my professional career working with children and families. It has been my passion to bring sunshine and warmth to those who have felt a dim in their light.
You took the first step to seek help by checking me out so far. It will be an honor to be part of your journey with you, your child and/or your young loved one. Thank you for visiting my website.