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Jessica Mertz Joins Chrysalis Behavioral Health Services

Jessica Mertz Joins Chrysalis Behavioral Health Services

Jessica Mertz is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides treatment for children, adolescents, and their families. Jessica earned a Master of Social Work from the University of North Dakota (2007) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University (2010). She is credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. Jessica is an approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and the Minnesota Board of Social Work. She is dually licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Jessica specializes in child centered, trauma-informed, and attachment based play therapies. Her interests are working with preschool and elementary aged children who have experienced trauma, attachment disorders, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and mood disorders. She works closely with parents as they are the primary agent of change in a childs life. Jessica also works with adolescents who experience depression and anxiety using supportive and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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