Teresa Movick-Anderson, MSW, LICSW
Teresa received her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Mankato in 2004. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s University. Teresa completed her requirements for the Minnesota Board of Social Work and obtained her LICSW licensure in January 2015.
Teresa has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including the hospital, in-home, and office based. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Encopresis, eating disorders, and with attachments disorders. Since starting office-based therapy, Teresa has worked primarily as a play therapist, joining in the Experiential Play Therapy process with children 2 years of age and older who are struggling with mental illness, difficult family dynamics, divorce, and trauma. Teresa enjoys working with children and teens, using art, humor, and connection as a means to build a strong therapeutic relationship in order to promote change.
Teresa has a strong training background in Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Focused CBT, Experiential Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Family Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sand Tray and Sand Play, DC: 0-3, and Art/Movement Therapy.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Adult Attachment Inventory
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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