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Gay Alward, MSW, LICSW, LMFT

Location: 8120 Penn Avenue South
Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: (952) 925-3975
Email: Send email to Gay Alward, MSW, LICSW, LMFT Send email
Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Session Formats: Individuals
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
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Communication Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gender Identity
LGBTQ Issues
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
Additional Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Feminist Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Person-Centered Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Process-oriented Couples Therapy
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 Bloomington
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Years in Practice:  Over 20
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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