Wendy L. Baker, MSW, LICSW is co-founder of Family Circle Counseling, in St. Paul, MN. A family focused private practice clinic, with particular dedication to adoptive and foster care families and their unique and potentially intensive therapeutic needs. Wendy has over 25 years of therapy experience working with children, families and individuals of all ages with specialization in clinical work with trauma survivors who deal with issues surrounding childhood neglect, physical & sexual abuse and attachment traumas/disruptions. She has advanced professional training in the areas of attachment; trauma; child development; play therapy; infant-early child therapy; expressive and family therapies. She is specially trained in EMDR , Theraplay, DBT, and DDP and Emotion Focused therapy methods. Wendy has conducted parent and professional trainings throughout the state of Minnesota in the areas of attachment; trauma; approaches for working with attachment challenged adolescents; and child/adolescent assessment. She has been an adjunct faculty member at University of St. Thomas for several years teaching Master’s Level Graduate School courses in Clinical Social Work, and currently teaches a post- graduate certification course at the Univ. of Minnesota on Post Adoption Clinically Competent Work.
* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.
** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.