Kristen Riekert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S Verified
Offers online therapy
For the past twenty years, I have worked extensively with families whose children have joined their families through foster care and adoption.
I have always liked this quote: "People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don't need help." I am drawn to this quote and to counseling because I am a person who has lived through a storm or two. And, although your storm and mine may not look the same, I believe we all have common needs: to heal from something in our past, to overcome stress, fear and anxiety that makes us feel powerless and hopeless, or to navigate through an important relationship that is difficult.
(833) 474-0130
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For the past twenty years, I have worked extensively with families whose children have joined their families through foster care and adoption.
I have always liked this quote: "People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don't need help." I am drawn to this quote and to counseling because I am a person who has lived through a storm or two. And, although your storm and mine may not look the same, I believe we all have common needs: to heal from something in our past, to overcome stress, fear and anxiety that makes us feel powerless and hopeless, or to navigate through an important relationship that is difficult.
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Angela Workman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S Verified
While I have worked with a variety of mental health issues, I have the most experience working with children, parenting concerns, adoption related issues, and trauma.
As a therapist, I believe it is important for clients to feel comfortable and at ease sharing their mental health concerns. I strive to provide a safe, calming atmosphere. I recognize that as the client, you are the expert in your own life. In partnership with Abby Fischer, MSW, LISW-S, I co-own Illuminate Mental Health, LLC in downtown Wooster. Together, we aim to provide excellent mental health care!
(234) 204-3584
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While I have worked with a variety of mental health issues, I have the most experience working with children, parenting concerns, adoption related issues, and trauma.
As a therapist, I believe it is important for clients to feel comfortable and at ease sharing their mental health concerns. I strive to provide a safe, calming atmosphere. I recognize that as the client, you are the expert in your own life. In partnership with Abby Fischer, MSW, LISW-S, I co-own Illuminate Mental Health, LLC in downtown Wooster. Together, we aim to provide excellent mental health care!
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Amy Lomis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S Verified
Offers online therapy
I also have experience with and a special passion for working with those touched by adoption.
Having difficulty managing negative thoughts, feelings. and behaviors? Is this impacting your daily functioning and your relationship with yourself and others? Are you wanting to feel your best and ultimately live your best life?
(440) 271-5862
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I also have experience with and a special passion for working with those touched by adoption.
Having difficulty managing negative thoughts, feelings. and behaviors? Is this impacting your daily functioning and your relationship with yourself and others? Are you wanting to feel your best and ultimately live your best life?
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Wendy M BeMiller
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S Verified
Offers online therapy
I have training in CBT and Adoption Mental Health interventions.
Making the decision to talk to someone about things that you may be struggling with is a huge, positive step! As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for 20 years, I take pride in my ability to engage with clients and join with them in their journey to conquer whatever challenges they may be struggling with. I can help you explore your feelings and we will work together to learn new coping skills, positive ways to adapt, and manage stressors that are normal part of our ever-changing lives. I look forward to working with you through your journey!
(440) 987-1996
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Offers online therapy
I have training in CBT and Adoption Mental Health interventions.
Making the decision to talk to someone about things that you may be struggling with is a huge, positive step! As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for 20 years, I take pride in my ability to engage with clients and join with them in their journey to conquer whatever challenges they may be struggling with. I can help you explore your feelings and we will work together to learn new coping skills, positive ways to adapt, and manage stressors that are normal part of our ever-changing lives. I look forward to working with you through your journey!
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Julie H Richards
Counselor, MS, LPCC Verified
The challenges of life offer us incredible opportunities for healing and growth. Julie creates a safe space of attuned therapeutic support to explore the depths of unresolved places. As an adoptive parent who is familiar with adoption trauma, grief, and loss, Julie is able to empathically come alongside adoptive families with steadfast support and compassionate care. Julie is a passionate learner and teacher, focusing on empowering clients with deeper understanding to live a vibrant and fulfilling life with meaningful interpersonal relationships. If you have felt unsettled or conflicted, come experience making sense together.
(614) 907-4277
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The challenges of life offer us incredible opportunities for healing and growth. Julie creates a safe space of attuned therapeutic support to explore the depths of unresolved places. As an adoptive parent who is familiar with adoption trauma, grief, and loss, Julie is able to empathically come alongside adoptive families with steadfast support and compassionate care. Julie is a passionate learner and teacher, focusing on empowering clients with deeper understanding to live a vibrant and fulfilling life with meaningful interpersonal relationships. If you have felt unsettled or conflicted, come experience making sense together.
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Janet King Davis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I especially enjoy working with families with school age children who are experiencing challenges related to adoption or other trauma-related issues such as divorce or abuse. I like to combine parent guidance and support with play therapy for their child. My approach is active and engaged. I also enjoy working with children and adolescents who are socially awkward and struggling to be part of a peer group. I am also happy to see adolescents and adults who are going through transitions in their lives that may be causing them worry or anxiety.
(216) 777-1606
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I especially enjoy working with families with school age children who are experiencing challenges related to adoption or other trauma-related issues such as divorce or abuse. I like to combine parent guidance and support with play therapy for their child. My approach is active and engaged. I also enjoy working with children and adolescents who are socially awkward and struggling to be part of a peer group. I am also happy to see adolescents and adults who are going through transitions in their lives that may be causing them worry or anxiety.
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Lynda Lee Fenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S Verified
Over the years I have worked with clients of all backgrounds and issues. I believe you are the most important person who walks into my office. I believe your experience in therapy should be helpful and that you feel you are treated with the dignity and respect you deserve. Our building a relationship is important in this process. You are the leader in managing your treatment and my job is to listen and follow your lead. For many families, adoption was an option to building that family. As a parent of nine adopted children who are now adults, I appreciate the special challenges we have faced.
(937) 858-5074
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Over the years I have worked with clients of all backgrounds and issues. I believe you are the most important person who walks into my office. I believe your experience in therapy should be helpful and that you feel you are treated with the dignity and respect you deserve. Our building a relationship is important in this process. You are the leader in managing your treatment and my job is to listen and follow your lead. For many families, adoption was an option to building that family. As a parent of nine adopted children who are now adults, I appreciate the special challenges we have faced.
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Marilyn Malkin
Psychologist Verified
Offers online therapy
i do a lot of work with people experiencing loss, chronic illness, and adoption issues.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. With children and adolescents, I do individual treatment and family consultation. The issues I work with include developmental concerns and adjustment problems, e.g., socialization, loss, divorce. I reinforce my work with children by strengthening parenting skills. I collaborate with schools as needed. My work with adults and the elderly includes life cycle issues, stress, depression and anxiety.
(440) 847-9950
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i do a lot of work with people experiencing loss, chronic illness, and adoption issues.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. With children and adolescents, I do individual treatment and family consultation. The issues I work with include developmental concerns and adjustment problems, e.g., socialization, loss, divorce. I reinforce my work with children by strengthening parenting skills. I collaborate with schools as needed. My work with adults and the elderly includes life cycle issues, stress, depression and anxiety.
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Carol Lawrence Adoption And Trauma Therapist
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, DARTT, CCTP Verified
Offers online therapy
Adoption and Foster Care therapy includes trauma, grief, attachment and identity topics.
Looking for a counselor can be overwhelming. It's important that you feel connected with your counselor and feel safe when looking to change things in your life. I've spent my life connecting with people in a variety of settings and I"m interested in helping people as they work through difficult times or want to change something. My life is dedicated to helping families and individuals who have experienced trauma and are seeking healing. I would consider it a privilege to help.
(513) 409-9432
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Offers online therapy
Adoption and Foster Care therapy includes trauma, grief, attachment and identity topics.
Looking for a counselor can be overwhelming. It's important that you feel connected with your counselor and feel safe when looking to change things in your life. I've spent my life connecting with people in a variety of settings and I"m interested in helping people as they work through difficult times or want to change something. My life is dedicated to helping families and individuals who have experienced trauma and are seeking healing. I would consider it a privilege to help.
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Monika Zoretic
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am experienced helping people with eating disorders, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), trauma, and PTSD. Adoption and blended family problems are also close to my heart and I enjoy helping others in these areas. I am Star Behavioral Health Tier 2 trained and have lived the military life as a spouse of a career Marine. I work with those aged 5 and older. If you need someone who can really listen to you and help you figure out how to change your life for the better, I can help you.
(614) 441-9988
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I am experienced helping people with eating disorders, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), trauma, and PTSD. Adoption and blended family problems are also close to my heart and I enjoy helping others in these areas. I am Star Behavioral Health Tier 2 trained and have lived the military life as a spouse of a career Marine. I work with those aged 5 and older. If you need someone who can really listen to you and help you figure out how to change your life for the better, I can help you.
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Anne Marie Mangold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW Verified
I have been the owner of Positive Pathways since 2000. I am passionate about meeting clients right where they are and journeying with them. I utilize a total acceptance approach by helping each client understand his/her needs through the language of non-violent communication. I am open to everyone and love to work with shedding new light on situations through my logical approach and unconditional positive regard.. I am a former adoptive parent and have 2 birth children. I home-school them. I specialize in adoption and attachment work. I work with Theophostic for healing of deep trauma.
(513) 806-2775
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I have been the owner of Positive Pathways since 2000. I am passionate about meeting clients right where they are and journeying with them. I utilize a total acceptance approach by helping each client understand his/her needs through the language of non-violent communication. I am open to everyone and love to work with shedding new light on situations through my logical approach and unconditional positive regard.. I am a former adoptive parent and have 2 birth children. I home-school them. I specialize in adoption and attachment work. I work with Theophostic for healing of deep trauma.
Carol E McClure
Counselor, MACMHC, LPCC Verified
Offers online therapy
My clinical focus includes: * Adoption (Bonding and Transition) * Adults, Adolescents age 16up * Adults of Childhood Abuse and Subsequent Issues * Grief * LGBTQ * Life Transitions * Mood Disorders * Pregnancy Losses (miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, selective termination) * Relationship Issues * Self-Esteem * Sexuality * Sexual Assault * Women's Issues.
I have extensive training and over 25 years of experience working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and pregnancy loss, including abortion. I hold an MA in Mental Health Clinical Counseling and have completed the Jungian Professional Psychotherapy program with the CG Jung Institute of Chicago. Additionally, I work with couples using the Gottman Method to strengthen relationships and deal with underlying issues. Recently, my husband and I celebrated 42 years of marriage. We have three children, two grandchildren, and a standard poodle, Star.
(614) 980-0093
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My clinical focus includes: * Adoption (Bonding and Transition) * Adults, Adolescents age 16up * Adults of Childhood Abuse and Subsequent Issues * Grief * LGBTQ * Life Transitions * Mood Disorders * Pregnancy Losses (miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, selective termination) * Relationship Issues * Self-Esteem * Sexuality * Sexual Assault * Women's Issues.
I have extensive training and over 25 years of experience working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and pregnancy loss, including abortion. I hold an MA in Mental Health Clinical Counseling and have completed the Jungian Professional Psychotherapy program with the CG Jung Institute of Chicago. Additionally, I work with couples using the Gottman Method to strengthen relationships and deal with underlying issues. Recently, my husband and I celebrated 42 years of marriage. We have three children, two grandchildren, and a standard poodle, Star.
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Lisa Helm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S Verified
Not accepting new clients
I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families through various life struggles and have focused on treating trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavioral and mental health issues, foster/adoption and attachment issues.
My favorite quote is from The Little Prince, "the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart." Often in the midst of our pain and struggle we react to circumstances with little or no thought. We allow ourselves to be directed by the world instead of identifying what we need and know in our heart. To identify what we need, know what our heart wants, and have a plan to follow is what therapy is all about. We must work through the pain to identify these things; accept that we deserve them, and develop a plan to achieve them.
(937) 606-3147
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I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, adults, and families through various life struggles and have focused on treating trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavioral and mental health issues, foster/adoption and attachment issues.
My favorite quote is from The Little Prince, "the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart." Often in the midst of our pain and struggle we react to circumstances with little or no thought. We allow ourselves to be directed by the world instead of identifying what we need and know in our heart. To identify what we need, know what our heart wants, and have a plan to follow is what therapy is all about. We must work through the pain to identify these things; accept that we deserve them, and develop a plan to achieve them.
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Beth M Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSA, LISW-S Verified
Offers online therapy
I have special interest in working with clients/families dealing with issues such as: trauma, adjustment to illness; end-of-life; anticipatory, disenfranchised & general grief/loss; pet loss; caregiver stress & fatigue; relationships; adjustment & mood disorders; adoption; LGBTQ+ issues & life transitions.
I am a licensed independent social worker with a PhD in psychology (academic degree). My humanistic approach engages clients in active collaboration on the content/direction of therapy. I strive to make the therapeutic space & time warm, welcoming, & safe, to provide clients the ability to focus on problems. I have extensive experience working within healthcare & hospice environments, & have a strong understanding of medical issues. I utilize strengths-based approaches in counseling individuals, couples, & families. Techniques are based on therapies including; EMDR, mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, & client-centered therapy. My dissertation focused on existential suffering at end of life.
(440) 210-0430
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I have special interest in working with clients/families dealing with issues such as: trauma, adjustment to illness; end-of-life; anticipatory, disenfranchised & general grief/loss; pet loss; caregiver stress & fatigue; relationships; adjustment & mood disorders; adoption; LGBTQ+ issues & life transitions.
I am a licensed independent social worker with a PhD in psychology (academic degree). My humanistic approach engages clients in active collaboration on the content/direction of therapy. I strive to make the therapeutic space & time warm, welcoming, & safe, to provide clients the ability to focus on problems. I have extensive experience working within healthcare & hospice environments, & have a strong understanding of medical issues. I utilize strengths-based approaches in counseling individuals, couples, & families. Techniques are based on therapies including; EMDR, mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, & client-centered therapy. My dissertation focused on existential suffering at end of life.
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Donna Croniser
Counselor, LPCC-S, MEd Verified
Offers online therapy
Areas that I specialize in are depression and anxiety management and recovery, post trama stress, family and marital conflict resolution skills, adoption issues, blended families, anger management, life season transitions, academic issues, child and adolescent behavior issues.
Life is a series of transitions and changes. Often times it is difficult to navigate through these times with the challenges they bring personally and in our relationships with each other. I bring over 25 years of experience and insights to help you successfully manage and experience your world. I work with individuals, couples and families. When it is appropriate to do so, I prefer to work in a family systems context, giving the greatest potential for success.
(419) 318-1458
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Areas that I specialize in are depression and anxiety management and recovery, post trama stress, family and marital conflict resolution skills, adoption issues, blended families, anger management, life season transitions, academic issues, child and adolescent behavior issues.
Life is a series of transitions and changes. Often times it is difficult to navigate through these times with the challenges they bring personally and in our relationships with each other. I bring over 25 years of experience and insights to help you successfully manage and experience your world. I work with individuals, couples and families. When it is appropriate to do so, I prefer to work in a family systems context, giving the greatest potential for success.
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Susan Hoover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
I have experience in adoption, chronic and terminal illness and grief.
* I am not currently accepting any new clients at this time. * I have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years. I provide a nurturing environment where we can safely explore difficult issues. I have a highly interactive approach and believe that the best results come from a strong therapeutic relationship. Many of the people I work with are the "walking wounded" - 'regular folks' feeling that they are not dealing well with the stresses of everyday life. Other people I work with have a history of chronic mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder.
(513) 795-1326
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I have experience in adoption, chronic and terminal illness and grief.
* I am not currently accepting any new clients at this time. * I have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years. I provide a nurturing environment where we can safely explore difficult issues. I have a highly interactive approach and believe that the best results come from a strong therapeutic relationship. Many of the people I work with are the "walking wounded" - 'regular folks' feeling that they are not dealing well with the stresses of everyday life. Other people I work with have a history of chronic mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder.
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Tru-Rob Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LSW, CRC Verified
TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC's Foster Care Placement and Adoption Services provide quality foster and adoptive homes to children ages birth to 18.
TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC is a professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community by providing comprehensive and effective behavioral health services through a caring, responsive partnership. We provide counseling and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to helping others by utilizing the method and manner which best fits the client to ensure they receive the best care possible. We approach our work and our world with professionalism, a variety of treatment approaches, flexibility and collaboration.
(740) 513-4488
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TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC's Foster Care Placement and Adoption Services provide quality foster and adoptive homes to children ages birth to 18.
TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC is a professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community by providing comprehensive and effective behavioral health services through a caring, responsive partnership. We provide counseling and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to helping others by utilizing the method and manner which best fits the client to ensure they receive the best care possible. We approach our work and our world with professionalism, a variety of treatment approaches, flexibility and collaboration.
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Cindy Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S Verified
My specialty areas include behavioral challenges in children and teens, divorce/blended family issues, life transitions, grief/loss, parenting & adoption.
I believe that each person has the ability to make positive changes by learning and practicing new skills and strategies to apply in whatever areas of their life they want to improve. I enjoy partnering with individuals, couples, and families to find their inner strength and move forward in the process of achieving their goals. I often blend elements from different evidence based approaches and tailor treatment according to your unique needs. I have expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy
(440) 530-9191
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My specialty areas include behavioral challenges in children and teens, divorce/blended family issues, life transitions, grief/loss, parenting & adoption.
I believe that each person has the ability to make positive changes by learning and practicing new skills and strategies to apply in whatever areas of their life they want to improve. I enjoy partnering with individuals, couples, and families to find their inner strength and move forward in the process of achieving their goals. I often blend elements from different evidence based approaches and tailor treatment according to your unique needs. I have expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy
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Carrie D Dennis
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, RPT-S Verified
My license concentrates on individual, marriage, family counseling, and play therapy for children. I have a specific interest and training in counseling adoption, anxiety, blended families, depression, grief, and working with children of variety of issues. I have earned my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and my Bachelor of Arts is from Wright State University. My experience as a professional started in 1995 treating children and adolescents in a long term counseling program to private practice for 14 years. My goal is being committed to offering comfort, healing and wholeness to those who are hurting.
(614) 504-4354
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My license concentrates on individual, marriage, family counseling, and play therapy for children. I have a specific interest and training in counseling adoption, anxiety, blended families, depression, grief, and working with children of variety of issues. I have earned my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and my Bachelor of Arts is from Wright State University. My experience as a professional started in 1995 treating children and adolescents in a long term counseling program to private practice for 14 years. My goal is being committed to offering comfort, healing and wholeness to those who are hurting.
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Jennifer Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Jennifer Ortiz is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio who earned both her Bachelor’s and Masters of Social Work from Cleveland State University. Jennifer’s experience includes working in an inpatient psychiatric unit, detox hospital unit, early childhood trauma and education counseling, foster care and adoption services, school-based counseling, family therapy, individual therapy, working with at-risk youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System and Department of Children and Family Services. She is trained and experienced in working with clients of all ages ranging from birth to the geriatric population.
(440) 703-6675
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Jennifer Ortiz is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio who earned both her Bachelor’s and Masters of Social Work from Cleveland State University. Jennifer’s experience includes working in an inpatient psychiatric unit, detox hospital unit, early childhood trauma and education counseling, foster care and adoption services, school-based counseling, family therapy, individual therapy, working with at-risk youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System and Department of Children and Family Services. She is trained and experienced in working with clients of all ages ranging from birth to the geriatric population.

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