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Willow Creek Counseling
17 Ash Street NE
New London, MN 56273
(320) 354-4200
https://willowcreekcounselingnl.com/

Hello!  I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist specializing in helping children and adults impacted by Trauma.

I have worked with children, teens and adults for over 18 years in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, in-home family therapy and now as the co-owner of Willow Creek Counseling in New London, Minnesota since 2016.

Since 2015,  I have practiced Experiential Play Therapy with children who are experiencing difficulty due to a variety of early-life disruptions that have included birth trauma, foster care/adoption, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, neglect, divorce, witnessing of domestic violence, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Reactive Attachment Disorder. I have also worked with children and adolescents dealing with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Adjustment Disorders.

I believe in working collaboratively with caregivers from the very first session to the last. Willow Creek Counseling works to collect as much history about each client as possible for a comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment and each client will have their own Treatment Plan which be revised as treatment progresses. We meet regularly with caregivers to access feedback and provide treatment progress and ask that caregivers fill out Play Therapy Feedback forms each session. We also provide additional support by hosting a monthly Parent Adoption Support Group for Adoptive/Foster/Kinship families.

We provide collaboration and communication as well as assistance in referring caregivers to Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Teachers, Special Education Professionals, Wraparound Programs and others working with your children as we know that the more support a child and family receives in achieving emotional wellness, the faster healing begins.

Additional Information:

Service Location:  Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
LGBTQ+

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Mood Disorder
Psychotic Disorder
Dissociation
Intellectual Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Personality Disorders
Addictions
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Substance Use Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Truancy
Self-Harming Behavior
Substance Use
Suicidal Concerns
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Divorce/co-parenting
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sex Trafficking Victim

Treatment Modalities:
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Sand Tray Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Complex Trauma Certification

 

added Spring 2021
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    Choosing a Therapist
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    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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