Therapy Services

Life is a journey and as a therapist, my goal is to help individuals, couples and families find joy in their journey and achieve balance in their lives.  I work with the entire adoption triad, from birthparents who considering adoption to adoptive parents who are considering adoption or who have adopted to children who are in foster care or who have been adopted.

I approach individuals and families with respect and acknowledge everyone is unique and bring their own strengths to the table .  I specialize in the areas of attachment and bonding, healing trauma and trans-racial adoption issues. 

My approach when working with parents and children is dyadic.  This means I work with young children together with their caregiver(s) because child development and growth occur in relationship with others and a child’s caregiver is the most important person in their life.  I may choose to work with older children either with a parent or on an individual basis depending on the age of the child and the circumstances.  I help caregiver(s) and children learn to form healthy bonds and be better in-tune with one another.  This may be achieved through cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotional regulation, parent education and/or behavior modeling.

Additionally, I believe parents benefit from having the information necessary to make the best decisions about their family.  I consult with individuals and couples to help them decide if adoption is the right decision for them.  Consultation may include talking about what adoption looks like, what you can expect during the process and what are some of the things you can expect after the child is placed in your home.  I also work with individuals to understand their own parenting and attachment styles and how those styles might affect an adopted child.

I work with all individuals, couples, families and children.  I have completed Post-graduate Certificates in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families and Attachment-Trauma focused Therapy and am also a Foundational Theraplay Practitioner as well as EMDR trained (working toward certification).

If you are interested in obtaining therapy services or have questions please contact Jill Dziko at: or 206-408-7219.

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