Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T. earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology, specializing in children, from Antioch University in June of 2002. She treats children, teens and adults with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple foster care and adoption placements. She is the Clinical Director of Yoffe Therapy Inc. A mental health center in Los Angeles providing services to families, children, teens, and adults connected by foster care and adoption. Learn more here.

Jeanette’s desire to become a psychotherapist with a special focus on adoption and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system. In 2019 she published a one-woman show she performed back in 2000 titled What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?”  now available on Amazon and Audible. This is a great resource for families, support groups, and agencies, to listen and understand the child’s point of view about growing up in foster care and adoption.

Jeanette developed a series of groundbreaking interventions for working with foster and adopted childrenGROUNDBREAKING INTERVENTIONS: WORKING WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION. This book contains structured treatment activities, the goals of treatment, materials needed, and a “how to approach” for each methodology. A must-have intervention book for all professionals and parents working with children in foster care and adoption. She also published her first set of children’s books “What is Adoption?” and “What is Foster Care?” in English and Spanish. Visit her Amazon author page here.

In 2009 she started the support group called ADOPT SALON CONSTELLATION SUPPORT GROUP for All members of the foster care and adoption experience including First-Birth Mothers and Fathers, Adult Adoptees, Foster Youth Alumni, Adoptive and Foster Parents. Learn more here at Adopt Salon VIDEO. And in 2011 she created a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the lives of the fostered and adopted and their families, named Celia Center, after her first birth mother, Celia. The center holds full-day mental health conferences, workshops, Adopt Salon support groups, special events such as the Celia Center Arts Festival and Wolf Healing events throughout the year.

Jeanette has appeared on television as a Psychotherapist teaching about Adoption, on OWNTLC and the Hope Network for the shows Raising WhitleyLong Lost Family and Lifestyle Magazine. She also has a YouTube Channel named “Jeanette-ically Speaking” About Adoption, Foster Care and Mental Health which has multiple videos related to adoption, foster care, mental health, trauma informed best practice, foster care-adoption competency trainings, parenting tips, children’s and adult adoptee mental health videos. Learn more here.

Jeanette is licensed in California

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