Brianne Guinn, LISW, RPT

I have worked with children and families for over 15 years.  My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
  • Selective Mutism


Play Therapy

I have been a Registered Play Therapist for several years. I have worked with children ages 2 to adolescents.  I am a Registered Play Therapist, and use play therapy to help children express themselves, and to learn new skills and overcome challenges.  I have used play therapy in addition to other therapy modalities to accelerate children's progress.


EMDR

I am trained in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  I use EMDR with children, adolescents, and adults.  EMDR  is used to focus on trauma and attachment concerns, as well as to improve anxiety and self-esteem.


Other Areas of Interest

I am trained in Theraplay, and use this modality to enhance parent-child relationships.  Theraplay is a great way to increase healthy attachment.  I also have experience working with children who struggle with many different types of anxiety, including Selective Mutism and Trichotillomania. 


Education

  • Graduated from University of Iowa  with Bachelor of Arts in Psyschology.
  • Graduated from St. Ambrose University  with Masters of Social Work.
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Trained in EMDR
  • PCIT Trained through the University of Iowa
  • Worked at Tanager Place in Cedar Rapids for over 10 years.  I have extensive experience working with mentally ill children, helping children and families involved with the juvenile court system, and worked in the Mental Health Clinic.