Mari Itzkowitz Counseling

Mari J Itzkowitz, LCSW

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

About Me...

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and groups. I was the Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Adoption Support and Education. At CASE, I was the senior trainer for both internal and external programing. I worked hand in hand with the CEO in developing the newly accredited Training in Adoption Competency (TAC) and have trained trainers to teach this curriculum throughout the US. Direct clinical services is my passion and helping families and individuals navigate issues of loss is my specialty. I received my Master of Social Work from The Catholic University of America and also have a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Therapy Services

Adoption

General Practice

Loss and Grief

MY

Approach

 

Everyone experiences loss. Seldom do we allow ourselves to fully experience loss or it’s impact. When a child is adopted, most often, they lose the opportunity to grow up with their biological family. When someone dies, we change jobs, or move, there is loss. When we choose to address these losses, past or present, we can begin to heal, and with healing comes unlimited possibility.

 

I work with families / individuals / children and the impact family dynamics have on their lives; adoptees and their families as they deal with their losses; bereaved individuals and groups after the death of a loved one; transitional loss and role adjustment included “empty nest”; corporate downsizing; career counseling; and relationship issues.