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 in Ingham County.
After graduation, Jessica worked as an in-home child therapist in Detroit. There she provided therapy services to severely 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!
List of Presentations & CommittEes
A list of some of the speaking engagements & committees Jessica has been involved with.
Parenting Strategies with Jessica Cortez, LMSW
Over 12 Presentations Discussing a Variety of Topics for Families.
- ADHD Education
- Potty Training Support
- Coping with Middle School
- Setting Limits with Your Child
Baldwin Public Library
Coffee talks at Middle Schools
Over 10+ Talks for Parents at Schools
- Reducing & Managing Stress
- Increasing Self Esteem
- Career Luncheon: Child Therapy
- Social Resiliency
Middle Schools in Oakland County (Troy, West Bloomfield, Farmington)
Oakland County SMILE program
The SMILE program video
Jessica is the child expert on the SMILE video for addressing co-parenting & divorce for kids.
Friend of the Court
Oakland County citizen’s advisory Committee
The mental health professional
Jessica was the appointed Mental Health Professional at Friend of the Court on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee
Friend of the Court
Oakland County children’s village
Jessica conducted a professional inservice for the staff at Children’s Village regarding recidivism and DBT skill sets.
Our Lady of Victory School
Professional Development Day
Jessica presented about Relational Aggression/Bullying in Children during their staff Professional Development Day.
Our Lady of Victory
Community Conversation on Bullying
Defeat the Label
Jessica presented about Bullying and RA at the Annual Defeat the Label conference
Commerce Twnshp, MI