Jessica Weidel, LMHC is a Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer, and Supervisor. She is the Content Manager for the Theraplay Institute. Jessica has been using Theraplay in her practice since 2009. She worked as an adoption preservation therapist in Chicago, IL where she served families who were struggling with their adoption or guardianship. She has also worked as a therapist at the Theraplay Institute and as an infant mental health consultant in the Healthy Families program. Jessica specializes in building healthy attachment. She has experience working with children who have survived abuse, neglect, loss, medical trauma, and other trauma. She is also skilled in supporting the parents of these children and helping them to learn how to help their child to heal. In addition to her Theraplay training, she is trained in ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency); TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention); TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy). She has a growing interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Jessica has been giving Theraplay trainings and supervising practicum students since 2013. She loves getting to share Theraplay with others and supporting professionals as they implement Theraplay in their practice. Jessica has an M.Ed in community counseling and is licensed in Washington as an LMHC.
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