Anastasia Sullwold Ristau, PhD, LP
A licensed psychologist who specializes in pediatric and clinical child psychology. She provides comprehensive psychoeducational and psychological assessments as well as psychological treatment of children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, chronic and acute pain, psychosomatic or stress-related disorders, medical procedural distress, presurgical coping preparation, toileting issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, high functioning-developmental disabilities such as autism and Asperger’s Disorder, and general self-regulation difficulties. She emphasizes the empowerment of children and their families by incorporating mind-body skills training into cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. She has spoken locally and nationally about various related topics.
Dr. Ristau currently works within the Integrative Medicine and Pain Programs at Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Her educational background includes a BA from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota, a MA in clinical psychology from Minnesota State University at Mankato, a PhD in clinical child psychology from Auburn University in Alabama, and a pre-doctoral internship/post-doctorate fellowship in clinical child/pediatric psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Prior to coming to Children’s Hospital 4 years ago, she worked as a pediatric psychologist with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group in St. Paul, MN.
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