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Jessica Romeyn, Psy.D.

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Therapeutic & Educational Consulting
Serving Adolescents and Young Adults with Unique Challenges
Dr. Romeyn is committed to helping families locate the most appropriate educational and therapeutic options for their children and young adults. Dr. Romeyn takes a holistic approach by obtaining a thorough picture of an adolescent, young adult, and family in order to match the individual’s needs and challenges as well as strengths and capacities to the most appropriate school or program. This approach starts with an in depth analysis of existing reports, in person interviews, and interviews with other professionals that have worked with the family. Once a thorough picture has been painted, Dr. Romeyn will work with the family to locate the most appropriate setting. Once the setting has been decided, Dr. Romeyn will assist with admissions and help to ensure a smooth transition.

Dr. Romeyn is committed to a long-term partnership with her clients and families. When working with a family on residential planning and placement, Dr. Romeyn will stay involved for a period of one year. This involves assistance with transitional planning, regular contact with a school or program to keep current on her clients’ therapeutic and academic progress, and generally serving as a liaison between parents and program personnel when needed. If additional placements are suggested, Dr. Romeyn will assist with locating and the process of transitioning. In addition, Dr. Romeyn will frequently visit her clients as she travels throughout the year.

Over the past year Dr. Romeyn has visited over 250 residential schools and programs including therapeutic and emotional growth schools, therapeutic wilderness programs, therapeutic group homes, drug and alcohol treatment programs, residential treatment centers, psychiatric facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. Dr. Romeyn has a thorough understanding of all aspects of the schools and programs to which she refers families. Aspects of programs include: training of therapists, theoretical framework, qualifications of program personnel, the quality of residential living, recreational and learning opportunities.
Bio
Dr. Jessica Romeyn has a dedication to her clients that is unparalleled. She has an understanding and appreciation that each person requires individual and unique consideration. She has over a decade of expertise in education for individuals of all ages and specializes in the treatment of those with special needs. Dr. Romeyn is a passionate team builder and motivator with strong communication skills and will provide you and your family with support and guidance in locating educational placements, creating transitional plans, and can facilitate building clinical resources and teams. As a member of the Independent Educational Association, she follows all the principals of good practice including accepting the responsibility to understand each student's special strengths, values and needs, while striving to include all family members in the educational planning process.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders
 Adolescents  Educational Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues
 Asperger's Syndrome  Grief and Loss
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Learning Disabilities
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce
Certifications
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
Education/Training
For more than five years, Dr. Romeyn served as Director of a prominent residential treatment facility where she worked closely with psychologists and psychiatrists to assess clients and develop individualized treatment plans addressing psychological, educational, and psychosocial needs for at-risk adolescents and their families. As the Residential Director she hired, managed and trained Clinicians, Social Workers, and Direct Care Counselors. For several years prior to becoming the Residential Director she was a school based and residential clinician. Her responsibilities included conducting individual, family, and group therapy, as well as participated in many Individualized Education Planning Meetings. In addition to the overall management of the facility, Dr. Romeyn specialized in working directly with adolescents who are challenged in the areas of socialization, communication, and peer relations including those with Asperger’s Disorder and other related disorders.
Memberships
Professional member of the Independent Educational Consulting Association (iecaonline.com), member of NATSAP (http://natsap.org/).
Location
8033 Sunset Blvd.
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