About The Authors

Jessica is a psychotherapist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Before opening her private practice that serves clients in NY, CT, NJ, and LA, Jessica worked in schools as the social worker and outpatient mental health clinics in NYC. Jessica completed her Master’s degree from New York University, and has advanced clinical post graduate training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Jessica is a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist, and she holds a certificate in the Creative Arts Therapies from The New School for Social Research.

Jillian is a psychotherapist for children and their families in Asheville, NC and previously in the Bronx, NY. Jillian’s education and training includes a Master’s degree from Columbia University, service with the National Health Service Corps, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credential. She has served as the Vice President of the NY Association for Play Therapy. Jillian has co-authored other publications including Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Nurturing Resilience in Children Facing Loss and Grief; Play Therapy with Children Facing Medical Challenges; The Use of Puppets in Psychodynamic Play Therapy, and I Didn’t Get to Say Good-bye: A Story for Children Grieving During Coronavirus.

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