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Mark Zaczkowski, MSW, LICSW

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I believe that therapy is a unique and creative process every time it happens. I believe that it requires trust, bravery, openness and honesty that goes both ways. No matter who you are and why you might want therapy I will work hard to provide a safe and comfortable space and a meaningful connection to try to help figure things out.

I work with adults and children of all ages and provide individual and family therapy. In my career I have worked mostly with children, youth, young adults and families around issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, immigration, parenting, and adoption and permanency. My door is open to anyone, but if I do not feel competent to help, I will help find someone who is.

Healing and coping happen in so many different ways, therefore I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide therapy. I try to be flexible while using those techniques and theories and I always strive to provide care that is founded on your strengths, your goals, your capacities, and relationships. The things that we face are complex and confusing and I try to understand the context as best I can. I use a combination of child-centered play therapy, yoga calm and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, developmental repair theory, family systems theory and a variety of other treatment modalities that are meaningful and relevant.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish and am comfortable with providing therapy in either language or a combination of the two.

Phoenix Mental Health
1911 Nicollet Ave, Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Phoenix Mental Health
1911 Nicollet Ave, Ste 210
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Preferred One
Treatment Modalities:
Adult Attachment Inventory
Child Centered Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
DC 0-5
Developmental Repair
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Languages Spoken (other than English):
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Mood Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
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)
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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