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Cindy Lee Thomas, MSW, LICSW


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Cindy Lee Thomas MSW, LICSW has worked in the adoption field since 2000. Her experiences include, amongst others: director of a Public Private Adoption Initiative agency; a Tribal Adoption Consultant; and a Clinical Specialist for the MN ADOPT HELP Program.

Thomas has developed: birth parent supports; a domestic program; adoption support groups and was a foster parent for female adolescents for 12 years.

Thomas is an experienced psychotherapist whose practice averages 35-40% with adolescents who are: state wards; preparing for adoption; or who have experienced a disruption and/or dissolution.

She holds the student and Train the Trainer Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificates awarded through the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.

Thomas Counseling and Wellness Center
520 NW 1st Avenue, Ste 6
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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Thomas Counseling and Wellness Center
520 NW 1st Avenue, Ste 6
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
PrimeWest Health
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Neurofeedback EEG Biofeedback
Pre-Adoption Evaluations
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Kinship Families
Mood Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parent Coaching
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Suicidal Concerns
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Couples Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Parent Coaching
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
PACC Graduate
Graduate of Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate Program (PACC) through UMN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare - More Info


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