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Gay Alward, MSW, LICSW, LMFT

Office: 5200 Willson Rd Suite 210
Edina, MN 55424
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: First and foremost, I believe that therapy is based on the relationship between a clinician and a client. From our initial meeting, my focus is on developing trust and a meaningful connection in order to effectively address the unique needs of each individual, couple or family I see.

In over thirty years of practice, I have worked with a diverse group of clients struggling with a wide variety of issues. I have extensive experience addressing chemical dependency, co-dependency, incest, eating disorders, GLBT-specific concerns, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, I do couples and family therapy and am skilled at helping clients to modify dysfunctional communication patterns and improve relationships.

I work from a primarily Psychodynamic framework and maintain a focus on family of origin issues. In addition, I have the training and experience to adapt my skills and incorporate a variety of other approaches, including CBT, Task-Centered and Solution-Focused methods, guided imagery, breath work and relaxation techniques.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Communication Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Smoking Cessation
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Process-oriented Couples Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+
Education: Master's of Social Work
University of Minnesota, 1977
License #: 2128
Licensed In: Minnesota
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: LICSW
Professional Affiliations: NASW
Fee Schedule: $150 per individual, couple or family (50 minute session)
Accepted Insurance: Out of network

Gay Alward, MSW, LICSW, LMFT, Therapist in Edina

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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