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

Birmingham, Michigan

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. 



Oakland County

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 


Oakland County

Friend of the Court

Oakland County children’s village

Staff In-Service

Jessica conducted a professional inservice for the staff at Children’s Village regarding recidivism and DBT skill sets. 



Oakland County 

Children’s Village

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 

Northville, MI 

Community Conversation on Bullying

Defeat the Label 

Jessica presented about Bullying and RA at the Annual Defeat the Label conference



Oakland County

Commerce Twnshp, MI