Dr Balke is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Edina, where he provides individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Tim’s areas of expertise include adoption, anger management, anxiety, depression, divorce/uncoupling and blending of families, domestic violence, fathering, grief and loss, intimacy, men’s issues, and relationship building. Tim has worked in community mental health clinics, a hospital psychiatric unit, a runaway youth center. He also worked for The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota where he helped to coordinate local and national Father-to-Father programs. With the agency Connect US-Russia, Tim has worked with community leaders and social service providers from Russia and Moldova, helping them to develop and implement a program that assists those affected by domestic violence in their respective countries. Tim has an M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. degree in Family Social Science. For four years, Tim was a research assistant on the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project. Tim did his master’s thesis on families with biological and adoptive children, and he conducted his dissertation research in New Zealand where he studied adoption members’ perceptions of birthfathers’ roles in adoption.