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Thomas Counseling and Wellness Center
421 NE 9th Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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.

Additional Information

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

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (9-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/TransculturalOpen Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Approach
Certification Process for Biofeedback




updated Summer/2017

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