Mrs. Betty Lacine
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Mrs. Betty Lacine

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor | MS, LPCC, RPT, PCIT

Betty likes to work with all ages. Although she specializes in children, she also sees teens, pre-teens, and adults. Betty has several specialties that combine parents and children together. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) helps train parents in positive interactions with their children. Child-Parent Psychotherapy is targeted at children with trauma, who often have a caregiver that has experienced trauma as well. This two-pronged approach is a holistic method that works not solely with the child, but with his/her caregiver and their home environment. The Play Therapy component is useful for teens and adults, too, because it engages the right side / non-verbal part of the brain which is often overlooked in therapies such as CBT.

Hope Counseling Center, established by Betty Lacine, provides therapy for children as well as adults. Her areas of specialty include sexual abuse, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, divorce, and work issues. She provides diagnosis and assessment of children under 5, being rostered with the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Minnesota. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Betty works from a Christian and cognitive-behavioral orientation.

Betty is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Betty completed her MS degree in the past decade after raising a family of four boys, who are now adults. She is a grandmother of four girls and one boy. She lives in Rochester, MN. She has completed all three years of ThriveToday training, which focuses on emotional maturity by practicing 19 relational skills. She is a life-long learner and continues to pursue additional certifications such as RPT-S, PCIT, and CPP.