421 NE 9th Ave.
Cindy Lee Thomas MSW, LICSW has worked in the adoption field since 2000. Her experiences include, amongst others: director of a Public Private Adoption Initiative agency; a Tribal Adoption Consultant; and a Clinical Specialist for the MN ADOPT HELP Program.
Thomas has developed: birth parent supports; a domestic program; adoption support groups and was a foster parent for female adolescents for 12 years.
Thomas is an experienced psychotherapist whose practice averages 35-40% with adolescents who are: state wards; preparing for adoption; or who have experienced a disruption and/or dissolution.
She holds the student and Train the Trainer Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificates awarded through the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.
Service Location: Office Based; In-Home (will consider In-Home and off-site locations)
Languages Spoken: English
Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes
Elementary Age (9-12)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Approach
Certification Process for Biofeedback