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Catherine M. Palmer, PhD, LP

  • About
    • Specialties: Child & Adolescent Psychology
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    • Medical School
      College of St Benedict University of North Dakota
    • Internship
      Oregon Health Sciences Universiity
  • Areas Of Interest

    Psychological Assessment: Completes psychological evaluations for individuals ranging in age from birth through young adulthood. Evaluates development and functioning in various domains including cognition, attention, executive functioning, memory, academic achievement, adaptation, emotional/behavioral functioning, and personality. Completes assessments through the Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders programs.

    Psychotherapy: Provides psychotherapy primarily to children and adolescents, and sometimes adults, for a range of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma and stressor-related disorders, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, disruptive behaviors, and adjustment related to life changes or stressors. Parents and/or caregivers typically participate in their child or adolescent’s sessions, at times, to share information, collaborate on therapy goals, and receive consultation and support on parenting. Approach is client-centered, considers the family system, and utilizes principles from motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral, acceptance/commitment, and dialectical behavioral therapy frameworks.

Articles from Catherine Palmer

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO