Cimena has been providing social work and therapeutic services in the Twin Cities area for children, teens, adults and families for the past 15 years.

Cimena’s goal is to create a supportive and nurturing environment where individuals can feel safe to be who they are and grow through life experiences. She believes in using our environment to heal, explore and work through feelings, thoughts, images and beliefs-conscious or unconscious. Cimena uses a strengths based perspective encouraging individuals and families to manage and resolve upsetting thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

Cimena believes in a holistic, integrative approach to client-centered therapy working collaboratively with physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, body workers, acupuncturists and homeopathy to provide an optimum level of care.

Therapeutic specializations are as follows:

Attachment

Trauma

Post-Partum

Anxiety

Depression

Emotional Regulation

Adoption (Adoptive Parents, Biological Parents, Adopted Youth and Family Dynamics)

Foster Care and Child Welfare

Blended Families

Parenting

In addition, Cimena provides both individual and group supervision for those seeking to complete their licensure in social work (LSW, LGSW, LICSW) and counseling (LPC, LPCC).

Outside of work, Cimena enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga/pilates, and baking.

Insurances Accepted:  HealthPartners, Cigna, UCare, United Behavioral Health, Medica, Minnesota Health Care Program, Aetna, PreferredOne, PrimeWest, Hennepin Health

Locations:  Woodbury Office and Woodbury Stable

Contact:  cimena@healinglivescounseling.com or 651.260.9262

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
    •  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Board approved Licensing Supervisor
  • National Association of Social Workers- Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health Infant Division
    • Infant Mental Health Specialist

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification (in process)
  • Pregnancy and Post -Partum Support Minnesota Training
  • Natural Lifemanship Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (in process)
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