Wendy L. Baker, MSW, LICSW

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Family Circle Counseling, PLLC

2356 University Ave. suite #280
St. Paul, MN 55114

E: wendybaker@fcircle.org
P: 651-646-1488

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.

Practice Area: Mental Health
Licensure: LICSW
Region: Twin Cities - Metro
Population: Adults
Type of Therapy/Service: Adoption - Home Study, Animal Assisted Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Birth Parent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dyadic Developmental Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Finding, Mood Disorders, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Parent Infant Psychotherapy, Permanency Services *, Play Therapy, Post-Adoption Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Theraplay
Specialities: Adoption Transitions, Assessment, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse, Foster Care, Mood Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Issues **, Permanency **, PTSD, Sensory Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma/Complex Trauma

* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.

** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.