Connie Palacio

(MA, LMFT, LICSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesotawith over 10 years of experience providing in person and online therapy for individuals, couples, and groups counseling, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual health and sexuality, couple problems, sexual intimacy problems, trauma, domestic abuse, divorce and separation, parenting problems, attachment, adoption and foster care, grief and loss, immigration issues, OCD and learning difficulties, I also helped many people who have experienced emotional/ verbal, physical, or sexual abuse or assault.

My counseling style is warm, patient, kind and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered, narrative, solution focused, psychodynamic and systemiccounseling. Together we will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. As you get ready to start this journey, I will be there to support and empower you.

I enjoy and feel honored to be a part of someone’s personal experiences, as our problems and feelings are unique and yet we are all one and together. This is the way I like to approach my sessions – as a team, addressing challenges together to become free from judgment, criticism, and pain; to change our negative perceptions that do not serve us well; and to live a joyful and peaceful life.

For my professional growth, I continuously read related literature, keep myself up to date with the ethical and legal guidelines in the field, and the latest research, and attend conferences and trainings.

In my personal and free time I like to spend time with my family and our new puppy. I love traveling, skiing, playing tennis, running, baking and going to any fun event

My Educational Credentials include:
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Minnesota.
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the State of Minnesota.
- National University Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Teletherapy Certification.
- Mediation Training.
- EMDR ( Eye Movement Desentitazion Regulation) Training.
- TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Training.
- Trauma-Attachment Training
- Prepare-Enrich Couples Certification

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LICSW #25048 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with Connie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Connie. Is a lovely person, listening to what we’ve requested and understanding our needs ..plus our desire to change for the better . Also giving us great tools to help us get closer .. thanks again