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Jeannie Gilfix, MSW, LICSW

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Jeannie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and provides therapeutic services to children of all ages, teens, adults, and families.  Jeannie has extensive experience in working with children with histories of loss and disrupted relationships and children who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Jeannie’s clients present with a variety of needs, including children with attachment disorders, symptoms of anxiety and depression, autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

When working with clients, Jeannie embraces a strength-based perspective and utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to develop and enhance a client’s repertoire of coping skills and strategies. These include relationship-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, nervous system tools and supports, and play therapy as a means for children to express themselves and resolve conflict.

Jeannie has worked in community mental health clinics and provided in-home family therapy prior to working in private practice and is committed to building and supporting strong parent-child relationships and collaborating with outside providers.

Child and Family Specialty Clinic
4748 Chicago Ave, Ste 6
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Child and Family Specialty Clinic
4748 Chicago Ave, Ste 6
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:
Adlerian Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Depression
Divorce / Co Parenting
Domestic Violence
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
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Systems of Care Navigation
Transracial/Transcultural Families
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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