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 Menninger Clinic's Couple and Family Therapy Program. She has trained with EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. She is also certified to provide Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as taught by Dr. Gary Craig. She has 43 years of clinical experience helping widely diverse individuals, couples and families.
Since 1985, Harriet integrates modern psychotherapy with ancient mind/body healing arts of T'ai Chi, Qigong, and meditation. She is committed to an integrative mental health approach which is trauma-informed and uses a "whole brain" paradigm of healing. 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 offers workshops locally and throughout the state on helping all families create secure attachments.
For 15 years, Harriet provided assessments, workshops and psychotherapy for priests and vowed religious who struggled with addictions, depression and anxiety, burn-out, boundary issues, trauma, and sexuality. She is sensitive to the ways that clients' beliefs and faith perspective impact their strengths, struggles and yearnings.
For 35 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, public agencies, 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.
In her free time, Harriet is a devoted equestrian, fiber artist, and gardener. She also enjoys sitting in her garden with her dog Hossie.