Meet Sharon Bonnett, MSW, LICSW, RPT
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents and families. I received my Masters of Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato and my Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Bethel University, St. Paul. I am passionate about helping children and families work together toward positive change and healing.
My clinical experience includes issues related to early childhood trauma, adoption, attachment, sensory integration, parent education, immigration and transracial families. Prior to clinical work at Journeys of Healing, I provided home-based family therapy and early childhood group therapy.
In addition to my clinical work, I have experience in international child welfare; advocating for family and community-based care in East Africa. I also have experience in immigrant and refugee assimilation issues and community development.
I believe that the work of therapy is directly influenced by the person of the therapist. I work within a systemic framework, which means that I view people within the context of their relationships and environment. As a follower of Christ, I recognize the unique design and inherent worth of each individual while respecting the spiritual perspective they bring into therapy.
Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy
Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner
TBRI® is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect.
Permanency and Adoption Competency Certified (PACC), Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota
The Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC) was developed in response to community demand to meet the need for increasing the availability and competency of a professional workforce able to work across systems to serve the unique and complex clinical and practice needs for adopted individuals and their families.
Training in Adoption Competency (TAC) Certified, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Minnesota Board of Social Work clinical and non-clinical approved supervisor.
Member of MN ADOPT HELP Program’s Therapist Network.