Our multidisciplinary team offers the grand/kinship families services to support/assist with their needs in areas including Mental Health, Behavioral issues, Pediatric speech and physical/occupational health. For more information or to schedule services see below.
Our therapists and counselors offer their services/time to our Grand/Kin families at no cost. If you are in need of services contact our Director Beth Tyson, MA who will then direct you to the correct service.
Psychotherapist, Grief & Trauma Expert, Author
Beth Tyson is a therapist, trauma-responsive coach, and children’s book author. Beth offers parenting coaching and training for organizations who want to go beyond trauma-informed to become trauma-responsive. She is also a CASA volunteer within the child welfare system and the mom to a spirited little girl who loves to pick out shapes in the clouds. You can receive Beth’s trauma-responsive resources by subscribing HERE.
SOCIAL MEDIA Please visit Beth on social media, she loves to hear from grandfamilies!
"A child who can show you her rage doesn't think you are an easy target, she thinks you are someone who won't abandon her." - Beth Tyson
A Grandfamily for Sullivan, is about a koala who is suddenly being raised by his grandma when his parents are unable to keep him safe. With soothing illustrations and sensitive language, her book is a therapeutic tool to help adults and children cope with adversity.
Jennifer Toof, MA, is pursuing her PhD in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jennifer has prior clinical experience working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and currently works in Outpatient and School-based Outpatient services at Child Guidance Resource Centers, assisting children, adolescents, and families in Delaware County, many of whom have been impacted by addiction in some way. Jennifer is involved in various advocacy efforts on the national and local level, including being a member of the Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness. She has presented at national and international professional counseling conferences on topics ranging from virtual reality therapy to sex trafficking, and she has been published in professional counseling journals. Jennifer has also been given awards from the American Counseling Association and the Association for Creativity in Counseling.
Services offered: Mental health education
It is my belief that everyone has suffered from a mood disturbance at one time or another in their life and especially when connected to a major life circumstance or change in their life. I use a cognitive/behavioral approach which is interactive/educational when working with my clinical clients. However because part of my practice is working with people going through divorce and custody issues, I am also a mediator and use these skills in conjunction with my clinical skills to assist families in ideally arriving to a desired goal by working collaboratively in the decision making process.
I pride myself on my past experiences which have led to my unique therapeutic style. Specifically, I am a woman who has experienced many hardships, including raising two grandchildren. Having a firsthand experience in anything or experience in life provides additional insights that only can be had by a person who has had that similar experience.
With a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling, Season has been in private practice as a psychotherapist and behavior consultant for 6 years and in the counseling field for 18 years. In addition to individual and relationship therapy, for the last 5 years she has been working as a court-appointed therapist for the Delaware County family court system conducting co-parenting counseling and reunification therapy for those in need. Season has a passion for the family system and focuses on the individual needs of each client and how that affects the bigger family unit.
Season will be providing pro bono psychotherapy sessions to those families involved in the Grands Stepping Up program as well as any consultation and collaboration necessary for the overall benefit of the program.
Hello, my name is Trina Bass and I am a Masters Level Clinican who has experienced in various therapeutics theories to service, children, teenagers and adults. Currently a full-time employee with CGRC Family Base and part-time with CGRC Outpatient and Agora Cyber Charter School - BSC.With Grands Stepping Up I am a volunteer therapist in the Trauma Focused section
Lisa Grillo (Geriatrician)
Nicole Laman, PT, DPT
Becky Wantman, Ped. Speech Therapy