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Cynthia I Johnson, MSW, LICSW

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Hello!  My name is Cynthia Johnson and I am an LICSW working with individuals and families in the Northern suburbs.  Since 2000, I have worked with primarily children and their families and absolutely love what I do!  I have extensive experience working with trauma backgrounds, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children’s mental health issues.

I have provided services in-home to families and also worked as a school social worker providing services to children with special needs. I understand the importance of the family unit and work to include all members and their perspectives to create a new family dynamic. This is especially important to focus on in adoptive families.  This is a group of people coming together from very different backgrounds making a plan to spend life together.  It is important to include everyone and allow everyone a voice. Relationships take work and just like anything else people are passionate about, they become successful when work is put into them.

I do not believe that one type of therapy works for everyone.  I rely on the cultivation of the therapeutic relationship to help choose the most appropriate therapy for the family that I am working with.

I have a very flexible schedule and work with families to find times to meet that work with today’s busy schedules.  I even offer some weekend hours!

Cynthia I. Johnson, PLLC (Private Practice)
38878 12th Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056
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Cynthia I. Johnson, PLLC (Private Practice)
38878 12th Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Medical Assistance
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Infant (0-2)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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