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Connie Palacio, LICSW, LMFT

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota with over 12 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!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

MN LICSW 25048

MN LMFT 2976


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Connie Palacio. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Shes amazing

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Connie is absolutely incredible. She is the perfect combination of personal and professional. Working with her has transformed my confidence and my ability to assess my own feelings.

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Connie does a really good job validating my feelings and offering positive suggestions. I like that she is always well-versed in the knowledge of my situation, more like a friend who has known me for a long time, keeping all of the players straight in my life story very easily. This is super helpful when trying to lay out the issues and stressors I face. I took a short break from therapy over the summer but I’m happy to be back in session with Connie.

Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Connie is very understanding, easy to talk to and has been a huge help in helping me deal with issues that I have been struggling with for a awhile.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Connie has been very helpful with a number of issues. She listens well, and makes sure to cover what is most important to me during the session. She is easy and enjoyable to talk with.

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Connie is a gifted counselor who was able to figure out the crux of my biggest life complaint within only two sessions. I've already been able to work on issues and have seen improvement in my problems ever since! I am so grateful to her and highly recommend her to folks who need help detangling complicated problems.

Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem