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Therapeutic Services Agency
220 Railroad St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063

Scott Emmons has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, with most of his experience and training geared toward children and teens. He has extensive training in trauma work, grief and identity work related to adoption, cognitive behavioral therapy, and has training and experience using an evidence based training model call MAP.

He works extensively with children and teens who are placed in foster care settings, and have helped with clients and families preparing for the process of adoption. He also works with families who have adopted to help support and strengthen family relationships.

Scott has graduated from the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate Program (PACC).

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

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
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
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


updated Spring 2021

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