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Oliver "Ollie" Palmer, MA, LPCC

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My name is Oliver Palmer, MA, LPCC, and I am a mental health therapist who works with individuals and families affected by adoption and foster care. I want to empower parents to feel secure in their parenting skills, support them in their adoption journey, and provide guidance on common difficulties and patterns. It can be helpful to provide parents with an attachment and trauma-focused lens to look through to help them understand how children who have been affected by past trauma may be using their behaviors to communicate their needs.

I also emphasize the importance of self-care for adoptive parents who are feeling burnt out. When working with children, I ensure a safe and caring environment where we can explore their past and present together.

I use a trauma and attachment informed approach to understand how a client’s past shapes who they are and what they need from their caregivers and significant adults.

Washburn Center for Children
7100 Northland Circle, Ste 118
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Washburn Center for Children
7100 Northland Circle, Ste 118
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Treatment Modalities:
Adult Attachment Inventory
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
DC 0-5
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
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)
Childhood Depression
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Open Adoption
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 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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