Bailey Ritsema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW

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(574) 319-9627

Bailey Ritsema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW

She/her, they/them

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Psych Pointe
1001 North Hickory Road
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 319-9627

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About

I am passionate about providing a safe space for children to process their emotions so that they can ultimately become healthy, well-adjusted young adults. I use a strengths-based, empathetic, and judgement-free approach where all children are welcome to share their feelings, ideas, and questions about the world they live in. I believe in empowering children to voice their needs and have a say in what their treatment process looks like. Some areas of focus include trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and LGBTQ+ issues. While my focus is primarily on kids and teens, I also apply these same ideas in my work with adults.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents ages 7-18 and have several years of experience working with youth in both residential and outpatient services. I’ve also worked with preschoolers experiencing homelessness and teenagers in the justice system. With younger children in a therapy setting, I use a play-focused approach.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with your child to build the skills they need to cope with their challenges - and maybe even have some fun along the way! If you are an adult, you are also welcome to reach out to me for therapy services. I am currently taking clients with most forms of Medicaid as well as Anthem Blue Cross.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Meritain Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Indiana / 33010613A
  • School: Indiana University South Bend
  • Year Graduated: 2021

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Indiana University / Bachelor of Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2018

Location

Psych Pointe
1001 North Hickory Road
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 319-9627

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

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Last Modified: 2 Nov 2022
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Bailey Ritsema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW