Minnesota Kids Need More Mental Health Services. Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs Could Be One Solution.

Written By: Andy Steiner, MinnPost, Oct. 7, 2019
To Dr. Shalene Kennedy, the need is obvious — and ongoing. More than two decades ago, when she was in med school, training to become a psychiatrist, she chose to focus her future practice on children and adolescents…

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Amid Pediatric Psychiatrist Shortage, Aris Opens Second Clinic

Written By: Hannah Black, RiverTowns.net, Sept. 4, 2019
Dr. Shalene Kennedy hates having to tell families in crisis there’s a waiting list at her pediatric mental health clinic. The wait is 3-4 weeks at its peak, though some families must wait even longer. Kennedy hopes a second…

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Aris Clinic – Woodwinds Grand Opening Video Highlights

South Washington County Cable TV, Sept. 26, 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the exciting grand opening of our new (and second) Woodbury clinic. If you missed the big day, see highlights from this video compiled by South Washington County…

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Why Is My Child Struggling?

Written By: Chad Cartier, Minnesota Parent, Sept. 1, 2018
What parent or guardian, at some point, hasn’t doubted his or her ability to parent well? Add a family crisis or a child’s behavioral health challenges, and that doubt can morph into debilitating shame. Worse yet, is fear of…

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‘I’m NOT Going To School Today!’

Written By: Shalene Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Parent, Aug. 1, 2017
Few parents escape the occasional hassle of having to nudge a sleepy child or irritable teen out of bed for school. But some kids flat-out stonewall, missing days or even weeks of essential education…

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Woodbury Psychiatrist Sees Gaming Addiction at Root of Much Teen Angst

Written By: Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, Oct. 23, 2015
Internet gaming disorder isn’t a diagnosis yet; it’s just a footnote for future consideration in the DSM-V, the diagnostic handbook for psychiatrists. But more and more, as Dr. Shalene Kennedy traces what prompted…

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