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Kelly Jo Hapgood, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
EMDR Trauma Therapy for adults and teens

Kelly Jo Hapgood, MA LMFT

Phone: 763-438-5558

Fax: 612-824-3574

1206 42nd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412

[email protected]


Are you suffering from emotional pain?  Are you feeling stuck in your life? Is there something getting in your way? Something you cannot seem to get past? Do you have memory problems, nightmares, flashbacks or unexplained body sensations or pain?

EMDR Therapy may be your answer.


I am a Certified* EMDR Therapist, experienced in treating clients with trauma such as PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety, Depression and Dissociative Disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Depersonalization/Derealization and Dissociative Amnesia.

I am a Doctoral Student at Saybrook University, pursuing a PhD. focusing on Dissociaitve Disorders and trauma.

I help clients who have experienced traumatic events such as:

  • Any event or situation where you felt your life or well-being was at risk 
  • Childhood neglect and/or abuse                                
  • Violent events such as a shooting, mugging, burglary, physical or sexual assault, bullying or other crime
  • Natural disaster such as storms, flood, fire, or earthquake
  • Witnessing abuse or violence to another person as a child or as an adult
  • Sudden unexpected or violent death of someone close (e.g., suicide, accident)
  • Serious injury (e.g. car accidents, dog attack), major surgery (e.g., heart surgery) or life-threatening illness (e.g., terminal illness, HIV, cancer)
  • Domestic or family violence or threat of violence or dating violence
  • War or political violence (e.g., torture, war, terrorism, refugee)


                Other forms of trauma                     

  • Sexual violence         
  • Sexual abuse
  • Incest trauma
  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Victims of crime
  • Victims of torture
  • Ritual abuse
  • Clergy abuse
  • Military trauma
  • Developmental trauma
  • Preverbal trauma 
  • Cultural / generational trauma
  • Complex PTSD
  • Chronic neglect and/or abuse from primary caregivers


(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

I am a Certified* EMDR therapist, experienced in treating clients with many different issues from "Stage Fright" to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. For clients who have experienced sexual and/or physical assault/abuse/trauma, I provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Successful outcomes are well-documented in the literature for EMDR.


*Certification in EMDR Therapy is based on specific clinical education, training and supervised practice according to the stringent criteria of The EMDR Institute. Some therapists say they "do EMDR" however being Certified means I have significant experience and ongoing training using EMDR Therapy. Whoever you choose to work with, I recommend a Certified EMDR Therapy practionner.


I continue to add more EMDR skills by active consultaion and continuing education through the EMDR Institute, Inc.  My clinical focus is Dissociative Disorders (DID) and ComplexTrauma.



I embrace diversity in race, ethnicity, spirituality, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, affectional preference, mobility and body-size. I create an atmosphere of safety and respect for my clients. I consider myself Culturally Competent based on my education and experience working with marginalized groups.




 I am LGBTQ+ friendly

I have Native American heritage and I have experience working with Native clients. I understand the importance of honoring a client's holistic personhood and working within a cultural and spiritual framework when appropriate.


  Insurance accepted by I AM ME, LLC.: Medical Assitance (M.A.), Hennepin Health, Metropolitan Health Plan (MHP), PreferredOne and Ucare, Tristar (Military) and Aetna