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Mandy Jones is an adoption therapist at The Cradle, a domestic adoption agency just north of Chicago. She has worked almost exclusively with adoptive and foster families since she began her career. A certified Theraplay® therapist and Theraplay® trainer-in-training, she takes a particular interest in helping families with young children form strong attachments and work through sensory concerns. Mandy is also experienced in helping adopted individuals with identity, loss, and anxiety concerns throughout their lifespan.
Through her legal work, Mandy has advocated for children in the child welfare system. She also uses her legal knowledge and advocacy skills to help families gain Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other essential resources for their children.
Mandy earned her BA in Political Science and her BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She earned her Master of Clinical Social Work and Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University.
Adopted children have often had unfortunate experiences that may increase misbehavior and make traditional discipline...