Hi! I’m Carol Lozier- psychotherapist, author, and blogger specializing in trauma; and adoptive and foster kids, teens, and adults. In my private practice, I offer individual, family, and group therapy. Nearly all of the time, I see children and teens with attachment issues (RAD) in a family therapy setting. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups with kids and teens; I’m planning to do a DBT group with moms in the near future. Contact me to inquire about my upcoming groups!
My books are on Amazon:
DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens (Release date, Feb. 2018)
The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How To Heal Your Child’s Trauma and Loss
Devotions of Comfort and Hope for Adoptive & Foster Moms
Clothed in Armor: Spiritual Warfare for Adopted & Foster Kids.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, and graduated from Florida State University in 1989 with a Masters in Social Work. I have always felt a calling to help people, and over the years settled into working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced any level of trauma. Within the past 15 years I have focused on helping adoptive and foster families in the trenches.
Over the years, I have studied numerous treatment modalities (types of therapy) including:
Karyn Purvis’ Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model (NMT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Level 2 trained)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I have been intentional in learning different types of therapy to help as many kids, teens, adults as possible. No one comes from the same mold! Therefore, it’s up to me to be versatile in meeting the individual where they’re at in the healing process.
Several of the modalities are for specializing in trauma, and the others are to provide a child, teen, or adult with skills for daily life . . . managing emotions, social skills, and tolerating life’s frustrating moments. In the blog, I plan to discuss these therapies and ways you can use the skills for yourself or your child, within your family.