Dean Gorall

dean gorall

Supervisor In-Home Services/ Family Treatment Program

Professional Philosophy

I believe that mental and emotional health problems experienced by children and adolescents arise from a combination of biological and environmental causes and these causes can be historical or existing in the client’s current lives. I believe one of the ways to be helpful to these clients is by having their family systems that surround them function as well as possible, both for the client and all family members.

Ages Served

6-17 year old children and adolescents and their families.

Specialty Areas

Family therapy with children and adolescents where the problems for the child or teen have become significant enough that there is current rick of out of home placement.


Oakdale-covering all of Washington County

Professional Experience

I began providing in-home family therapy 28 year ago, have been providing these services with Canvas Health in Washington County for the past 17 years, and have been supervisor of the In-Home Services/Family Treatment program at Canvas health since May 2018.


Master’s degree in Family Relations and Child Development from Oklahoma State University (19920 and Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota (2002), both with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.

License and Credentials

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Minnesota.