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Deephaven Counseling Center
Located with The Watertower Place
4300 Baker Road,
Carriage House,
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Warren is a talented and experienced therapist who has supported those touched by adoption in various settings for over 40 years. He has had experience supporting the foster care community, residential treatment, and outpatient community based therapy.

Warren received his MSW from the U of M in 1975. He has worked for the Wilder Foundation and Relate Counseling Center growing as a therapist and supervisor then Director. In November of 2012 he left Relate Counseling Center after 26 years and as their first Director of Clinical Services. Relate grew from a small mental health agency to a robust practice of over 40 clinicians seeing over 2700 clients a year under his shared leadership.

Warren has also been trained as a pastor from 2007 to 2010 and was ordained at Redeemer Bible Church also in Minnetonka, MN. Through that training and that of Biblical Counseling, Warren opened Deephaven Counseling Center in January 2013 as a spin-off ministry of Redeemer Bible Church to address the counseling needs of those referred through a Christian/Biblical-centric view of help and healing.

In all positions throughout the years adoption has remained Warren’s premier specialty. Warren helped establish the Adoption Symposium in the 80’s and 90’s, has written articles on the subject, speaks regularly and has a caseload that has always been populated, by half, of adoptees, adoptive parents, or birthparents.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Therapist personally touched by adoption? Yes, member of an adoptive family.

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

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamically trained
Developmental Focus
Attachment and Family System Perspectives

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Developmental Repair
Play Therapy


updated Summer/2017

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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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