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The Peterson Group
3333 North 4th Street, Suite 20
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Gloria is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).  Previously, she served as the supervisor of the Hennepin County Mobile Child Crisis Team (5 years) and as a psychiatric social worker (11 years). Over the years, Gloria provided counseling in the following settings: private practice, community mental health center, a corrections residential treatment facility, as well as an outpatient mental health clinic.

She has over two decades of experience working with children, youth, and families experiencing behavioral and mental health issues, Gloria recently completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification (PACC) training to become an adoption-competent therapist. Gloria is passionate about engaging clients with histories of traumatic experiences who are struggling in times of crisis and assisting them in stabilization. She has specialty areas in domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, adoption, and crisis counseling.

Additional Information:

Service Location:  Office Based

Languages Spoken:  English

Practice Focus:
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behavior
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Search + Reunion
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Aroma Therapy for Clients Suffering from Anxiety and Depression

added Spring 2021

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