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Twin Cities Teen Counseling, LLC 
2375
 University Ave. W. Ste 160
St.
Paul, MN 55114
651-409-9899

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and the co-owner of Twin Cities Teen Counseling, LLC. I have over 13 years of experience in supportive mental health services and have held positions in residential treatment, juvenile detention, group home, in-home and shelter settings.

I specialize in therapeutic services for adolescents and have a particular passion partnering with foster/adopt families. I previously worked inside the foster care system so am well versed in the unique challenges that can arise in navigating the process.

Foster care adoption is one of the most heartfelt and gratifying journeys a family can embark on. I have been honored to walk this journey with many wonderful adoptees and their families and have a strong track record of improving cohesion and strengthening the overall well-being and sense of connection within families. I also connect readily with teens, even the ones who are initially on board with attending therapy.

I have extensive history treating trauma and am training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I am very committed to the clients and families I serve and will be there as a consistent and stable support.

Additional Information

Service Location:  Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Addictions
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Adult Attachment Inventory
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Summer 2019

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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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