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Laurie Brustad Kennedy, Ph.D.

Dr. Laurie Brustad Kennedy graduated from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 1991. After working as a staff psychologist at the University of North Dakota Counseling Center for 5 years and maintaining a part time private practice, she founded the Center for Self-Growth and Renewal, PC in March 1996.  Dr. Brustad Kennedy specializes in the treatment of trauma, dissociation, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  In addition to being well grounded in very traditional psychotherapeutic methods she is also trained and utilitzes a variety of specialized treatment modalities including Guided Imagery, Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Somatic Experiencing, Ego State Therapy and Heart Assisted Therapy (HAT). 

Dr. Brustad Kennedy is skilled in treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, body image, grief and loss, gender issues, military deployment/adjustment, spiritual concerns, and many others.  She has had 6 months of intensive training at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN with a focus on treating veterans with acute and chronic mental health concerns, whose military service spanned from WWI to the Vietnam era. Dr. Brustad Kennedy completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN where she continued her work with veterans and received specialized training in neuropsychology, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association.

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