Jessica Cortez, lmsw

 

Jessica began working in clinical setting helping children and families as an undergraduate at Michigan State University in 2008. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Michigan State University and obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Michigan. 

During undergrad, Jessica interned at Cristo Rey Counseling Center in Lansing. She helped to run group therapy for domestic violence, a women’s group, and substance abuse groups for adults.

Jessica has worked with various populations but the majority of her last ten years has been spent helping children, teens, and parents. She is a clinical child therapist expert in both Livingston and Oakland Counties. She is the family clinical expert in the Friend of the Court SMILE program video for families going through divorce in Oakland County.

Over the course of her education, Jessica focused on helping underprivileged teens and conducted research through the Juvenile Justice Department in Lansing. She was published as a co-author on articles related to reducing recidivism in low-risk juveniles.  

After graduation, Jessica worked as an in-home child therapist in Detroit. There she provided therapy services to emotionally disturbed children and teens needing extensive therapy services.

Jessica has had a private practice since 2012. Bloomfield Child & Family Counseling recently moved to a new space on Woodward and Big Beaver by Birmingham. BCFC includes a dynamic team that works very hard to help children/teens reach their clinical goals!