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Harmony Counseling Center
6381 Osgood Ave N #8
Stillwater, MN 55082

Gloria Guinee is a Licensed, Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has been providing services to children and families for over 20 years. Gloria has worked in several environments, including residential treatment, day treatment, and in-home case management.

Gloria started her career as a Counselor working at a home for single, pregnant women in St. Cloud, MN. There, she serviced young women experiencing an unintended pregnancy, providing decision making counseling to those contemplating placing their child for adoption. She then went to Children’s Home Society of MN, where she was the Outreach Coordinator, working in open adoptions with adoptive parents.
Gloria received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from St. Cloud State University in 1994, and her Master of Social Work Degree from the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas in 1998. After receiving her Master’s Degree, she worked as a psychotherapist in a large clinic. In 2007, Gloria opened her private practice, Harmony Counseling Center, where she provides treatment to primarily children and families. The foundation for Gloria’s work is based in attachment theory. She is skilled in play therapy, and uses Sand Tray Therapy and Bibliotherapy with many of her clients. Gloria’s interests include: adoption, divorce, trauma, anxiety, depression, and family issues.

“I have worked with many families impacted by adoption in a variety of circumstances. My goal in therapy is to build a strong relationship with the people I work with, to help them build strong relationships with others.”

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes 2017 Co-hort

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
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)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
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
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy


updated Spring 2021

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