Serena A. Vruno, LICSW
Serena Vruno (she/her) is a licensed independent clinical social worker and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St.Kates duo program in 2014. She has been providing services to children and families for 10 years. She also earned a certificate in infant and early childhood mental health through University of MN in 2018. She specializes in working with young children (0-8) and their parents; children/individuals/families impacted by significant trauma; and children with behavioral, emotional, and attachment-related needs. Additionally, she is working towards a certificate in permanency and adoption through the University of MN.
She is rostered in Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) both as a trainer and provider. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Serena uses both a developmental and attachment perspective when working with children and families. She believes that parents and caregivers are the most important people for fostering healthy growth and development with their children. Thus, she believes in partnering with caregivers throughout the therapeutic process. Additionally, she believes in the importance of a comprehensive assessment to ensure the whole child and their family is represented and recommendations fit the needs appropriately.