Sandy Woolsey, MA, LPCC, LAMFT
Sandra Woolsey is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor with over 17 years of therapy and counseling experience and has worked extensively with children, adolescents and families in residential treatment and outpatient settings. Sandra graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She completed her master’s degree at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis in Counseling and Psychological Services and completed post graduate certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. Sandra also completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC) program specializing in clinical adoption issues from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota.
Sandra has completed extensive professional training in EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
“Life has a way of presenting us with struggles. Most people come to me because they are feeling overwhelmed or unhappy- with life, school, adoption, parenting, relationships or trauma experience. I am here to help whether it is with individual, couple or family therapy. We will work together collaboratively to help navigate the journey to healing and feeling better. I use both a developmental lens and systems focus to help identify and change problematic patterns or to work through past or current trauma. I can effectively help you get unstuck and moving forward with your goals and enjoying life.”
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Young Adult (19-25)
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