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Deirdre McKiernan, MSW, LICSW

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Deirdre is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She provides therapy to children (preschool and school age), adolescents, adults and families. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages dealing with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders), attachment disorders and issues of trauma and abuse. She has worked for many years with children and families involved in the foster care and adoption systems.

Deidre’s interests include addressing the impact of trauma and loss on the lives of individuals and families and building and supporting strong and healthy attachments. She works with clients addressing issues of mood disorders, grief and loss and developmental disorders.

Her previous work has included residential treatment settings with adolescents and preschool day treatment settings before establishing her private practice.

Child and Family Specialty Clinic
4748 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Child and Family Specialty Clinic
4748 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
DC 0-5
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Kinship Families
Mood Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
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)
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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