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Family Circle Counseling
2356 University Avenue W
Suite 280
St. Paul, MN 55114

Maureen Maslinski, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Since 1997 she has worked in the social service field in a variety of settings, including: in-home, residential treatment, outpatient and school-based supportive services. Maureen works with children (aged 6 and older), teenagers and adults of all ages doing individual, couples and family therapy.

Maureen specializes in work with people experiencing adoption related considerations (extensive experience supporting International adopted youth and families), anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, grief and loss issues, and those who have experienced traumatic events. Maureen is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy). Maureen uses a strength based, family focused approach in order to find the best way to work with each individual, family or couple.

She enjoys helping others through building relationships with clients of multiple racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My beliefs and philosophies around adoption are that it is a complex triad system that needs to be looked at on an individual and family basis.  I work with each person and family on grief and loss, identity, developmental repair work and whatever it takes to help them process and integrate their world and experiences.

Additional Information:

Service Location:
Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Therapist personally touched by adoption? Yes – part of an adoptive family.

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)
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
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Play Therapy: TheraPlay


updated March 2017

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