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Minnesota Renewal Center
3499 Lexington Ave. N. Suite 100
Arden Hills, MN 55126

Jennifer H. Disney is a Licensed Psychologist. With over twenty years of clinical experience, she provides care for individuals, couples and families with children seeking professional counseling services.

Jennifer is a PACC/TAC trained permanency and adoption competent therapist. Jennifer works collaboratively and designs individual care with respect to client’s life experiences, competencies, spiritual beliefs, values and current concerns. Her approach is relational and experiential, balancing emotion and cognitive learning and based in neurobiological research on attachment, healing and integration and in a thoughtful spirituality.

Jennifer uses therapeutic techniques informed by her careful integrative approach. She is trained in family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, narrative and play therapies; EMDR and other trauma treatments; DBT and other skills learning models. She works with couples and families using the outcome excellent Emotionally Focused Therapy, trained at the advanced level, and Dyadic Developmental Therapy.

“We are created for attachment and every child needs an attuned, responsive caregiver. Adoption can meet those needs for a child. For parents adoption is a life changing, family changing move into caring for children who often may be challenging to parent. Adoption needs to be approached with compassion and humility and a lot of forgiveness for self and others. It is imperative that adoptive families have the education, resources and support they need to flourish. I seek to collaborate with families in that process.”

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, 2015 Cohort

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
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)

Treatment Modalities:
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
ARC Model
Play Therapy: Experiential
Emotionally Focused Couples & Family Therapy


updated Spring 2021


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    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following fact sheets:

    Choosing a Therapist
    Adoption-Competent Therapist Traits
    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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