Breanna Gronli graduated from Simmons University School of Social Work December 2021 with a certificate in trauma. She completed her undergraduate degree with University of Minnesota Morris and graduated in 2013. She has been a social worker in various settings for about six years. Currently she is an LGSW and working with children who come from hard places. She takes all ages and has a specialty for children under the age of 6.
She has a certificate in corner house training and TF CBT. Breanna believes it takes one caring adult to make an impact on a child’s life. Her goal is to aid those who love a child who has faced trauma of some form, and give them tools to have a successful parent child relationship. Breanna not only works with the child utilizing play techniques, she also works alongside the parents to help them understand what their child is going through and how to best support them. Breanna has also received extensive training in Trust Based Relational Interventions, an evidence-based trauma modality created by Karen Purvis and her colleagues. The belief is you must first connect with a child in order to correct them. Breanna will work alongside foster and adoption parents to support and help them connect with the child(ren) they are caring for.
Breanna is also a Foster Adopt MN trainer for the state of Minnesota and will train on foster care and adoption as well as the effects of trauma. No child is lost and when you can partner together to build your support system, anything is possible. Trauma is like a fingerprint and effects everyone differently, so no size fits all when it comes to healing.
“When you can connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible” – Karen Purvis
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Rule 25 Assessment
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
High Conflict Families
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Search + Reunion
Sex Trafficking Victim
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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