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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Our Adoption, Foster Care & Therapy Staff

Adoption & Foster Care Staff

Director of Treatment Foster Care and Adoption, Jeanne Hollingshead

Jeanne is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and child welfare fields. She specializes in attachment and relationship based treatment and is trained in Theraplay. Jeanne graduated with a master’s in social work from Barry University in Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s in English from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Clinical Supervisor, Leslie Wright

Leslie, a licensed clinical social worker who provides supervision, guidance and counseling to our foster care and adoption staff, has broad experience in working with families in crisis. She has created innovative programs to support families and has a deep knowledge of community-based resources. She received her bachelor’s and master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Therapy Staff

Mental Health Clinician, Sarah DeCiucis

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to helping children, youth and families improve their lives and well-being. She has experience in providing trauma-focused treatment, including expressive and play-based interventions, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral, integrated play therapy and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Sarah has practice in providing mental health services to foster care and adoptive children, youth and families, and is currently receiving Training for Adoption Competency from the Center for Adoption Support and Education. She is also currently in the process of becoming a registered play therapist. Sarah received her Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.

Mental Health Clinician, Emily Olsen

Emily is a professional counselor who specializes in assisting children, adolescents, and their families experiencing mental health and/or behavioral crisis in the community. Over the past three years, she has provided mental health services to individuals, groups, and families in a variety of mental health settings. She provides trauma-focused, family-centered interventions for adoptive youth and their families. Emily is a Resident in Counseling and Leslie Wright, LCSW is her Board Certified Supervisor. She holds degrees from Radford University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mental Health Clinician, Bronwyn Robertson

Bronwyn is a licensed professional counselor in Tidewater who has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in integrative psychotherapy using mindfulness-based, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, expressive, play and somatic interventions for adoptive youth and their families. She is certified as an adoption-competent therapist and adoption competency trainer via the Center for Adoption Support and Education, and has lectured and published internationally on psychotherapy for trauma and anxiety and on mindfulness-oriented therapies including integrative, mindfulness-oriented cinematherapy.

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Mandy Tennity, Foster Care Engagement Specialist

Amy Barbour, Regional Manager, Treatment Foster Care

Maurice Gallimore, Resource Family Coordinator/Intake Specialist

Rebekah Brown, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care

Jordan Diggins, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care

TIDEWATER

Mandy Tennity, Foster Care Engagement Specialist

Amy Barbour, Regional Manager, Treatment Foster Care

Wendy Luna, Resource Family Coordinator

Adrienne Almond, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care

Rachel McCallum-Jones, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care

Laura Williams, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Intake

Maria “Toni” Villadelgado, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist

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