HARRIET ENTIN, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a graduate of the Mennninger Clinic's Couple and Family Therapy Program. She is also credentialed through EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. She has 39 years of clinical experience helping widely diverse individuals, couples and families.
Since 1985, Harriet has integrated modern psychotherapy with ancient mind/body healing arts of T'ai Chi, Qigong, and meditation. She has a special interest in neuropsychology and engaging the body in movement to assist in healing trauma. She is committed to an integrative mental health approach which honors the connection of mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Since 1979, Harriet has worked in all aspects of domestic and international adoption, including counseling birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children/adults. She has advanced training and expertise in assisting families with attachment concerns, adjustments to being an adoptive family, and navigating search and reunion process in a planned way. She has offered workshops locally and throughout the state on helping all families create secure attachments.
For the past 13 years, Harriet has worked collaboratively with spiritual directors and other mental health professionals to provide intensive treatment for priests and religious women dealing with a range of challenges including depression and anxiety, addictions, burn-out, vocational ambivalence, complex trauma, and boundary violations. She has offered day-long workshops specific to those in ministry and pastoral care vocations. These range in topics from Radical Self-Care, Compassion Fatigue, Family Dynamics, Understanding and Healing Complex Trauma, Co-Dependency, and Leadership.
Other areas of advanced, specialized training include: post-graduate training in Couple and Family Therapy from the Menninger Clinic; treating post-traumatic stress and healing complex trauma: and emotional self-regulation. For 30 years, Harriet has studied, practiced and taught the ancient healing arts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and meditation. She trained in St. Louis with Bob Chow for 7 years, and has studied with many respected teachers. She has been a pioneer in the St. Louis area bringing these healing modalities into mental health services, support groups for cancer survivors, police staff, corporations, and under-served populations.
Harriet holds credentials in the following professional organizations: National Association for Social Workers, Academy of Clinical Social Workers, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Level 1.
Harriet is committed to ongoing learning and continuing education. In her free time, Harriet is a devoted equestrian, and enjoys gardening and knitting. She is also active in her synagogue and community.