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Karin Nystrom, LICSW

Karin Nystrom, LICSW

Functional Family Therapy Supervisor

We all struggle at some point in our lives either personally or in our relationships. This is part of the human experience. My goal is to support families, both parents and teens, as they navigate these struggles. What I love about the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model is that it is based in respect and non-judgement of all people, while still addressing real problems.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Family Therapy, Adoptive Family Adjustments, Parenting Support, Trauma Informed Care, Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral problems, Bipolar Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self- Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I began working for Canvas Health as a Functional Family Therapist in 2010. I am fully trained in the Evidence Based Model of FFT by FFT, Inc. Prior to working for Canvas Health, I had 8 years of experience providing in-home family therapy and several years of experience working in residential treatment with children and adolescents with behavioral concerns.


  • Bachelor of Social Work – Augustana College
  • Master of Social Work – University of Denver

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Referral Information

Please make referrals through Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Case Managers or Hennepin County Juvenile Probation Officers.