Dr. Anastasia Sullwold Ristau, often referred to as “Dr. A”, specializes in pediatric/clinical psychology. Licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota since 2004, she partners with kids, parents, and other relevant parties with emphasis upon evidence based interventions that empower others with information, tools and strategies designed to strengthen mental and physical health from the inside out. She is passionate about connecting with families in a way that develops a safe and comfortable stomping grounds ripe for interpersonal growth and support. Strengthening the mind, body, and spirit collectively is a primary focus. Practicing within a multidisciplinary team approach, she enjoys providing psychological evaluations, consultation, collaboration, and treatment to realize comprehensive care goals. Areas of expertise range from emotional, behavioral and learning challenges and high functioning developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to toileting, sleeping or eating difficulties… from mood or anxiety based disorders and OCD, ADHD, tic or habit issues to psychosomatic or stress-related disturbances, chronic/acute pain, and medical procedural stress. Dr. A currently works within the Integrative Medicine clinic of PrairieCare Medical Group in Chaska, MN (www.prairie-care.com ). Dr. A also maintains a private LLC business through which she enjoys tackling projects involving consultation, training, writing, and advisory-type roles such as for product development related to her areas of expertise. Dr. A is married and has two children. She is regularly humbled by the challenges and joy of parenting. She prioritizes taking active steps to maintain a sense of keeping life grounded, real, healthy, and fun. Laughter and love are at the center of her daily living.