Jasmine Doss, LLMSW
Jasmine earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Michigan State University in Social Work. During graduate studies, she also completed a certificate in Evidence Based Trauma through the university. She is currently pursuing national Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certification.
Jasmine’s professional experiences include working with many populations such as children, teens, and adults individually and in groups. She’s worked in various settings including the 30th Judicial Court: Family Division; End Violent Encounters (EVE), a nonprofit that provides supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence; and a medically managed alternative to hospitalization for individuals who need a high level of care while maintaining connections to their families and communities.
Although Jasmine loves working with all populations in different capacities, her heart and soul are devoted and invested in doing trauma work with children.
Jasmine incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, sand tray therapy, and motivational interviewing into her work with clients. She strongly believes that a strength-based, person-centered approach creates accountability and resilience.
Jasmine became a therapist because there are not enough places where people can come to breathe, to be, to experience unconditional acceptance, positive reflection, and create alternative narratives and visions for themselves. A relationship that makes that possible creates healing. “If I think of the darkest moments in my life in childhood and adulthood and of those around me, I know how powerful it can be to have someone there supporting and encouraging you to be your best and most authentic self. I am a therapist because we live in a world full of challenges and relationships that sometimes can be overwhelming and confusing. I am a therapist because I want to walk alongside people in this journey of life and hope to help them get the most out of life as possible. The staple of my work is to encourage others to believe that their trauma does not have to limit the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer.”
Jasmine is thrilled to embark on this journey as a Mental Health Therapist with the Firecracker Foundation and serve as a beacon of change in this community.
Missy Wilson, LMSW
Missy Wilson, LMSW, MPH works in full-time private practice in Lansing where she treats children, adolescents and adults with issues such as trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, grief and loss, and relationship or behavioral issues, and utilizes such methods as EMDR, TF-CBT, Play Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy. Missy has 2 Master’s Degrees from the University of Michigan in Social Work and Public Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in the field of International Studies and Development.
Other professional experiences include employment at Ele’s Place, a non-profit organization that offers support to grieving children and their families, Victory Clinical Services, an outpatient medically-managed treatment facility for opiate-addicted individuals, and the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, which leads the United States global engagement against human trafficking.
Missy has also worked with refugee and international populations over the last 20 years. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she spent 3 years in the Dominican Republic working in the areas of agricultural extension and HIV/AIDS education. Upon return she worked for many years in the field of refugee resettlement, preparing for and assisting with the arrival and resettlement of hundreds of refugee families annually. More recently, her refugee work has focused solely on the treatment of mental health issues through St. Vincent Catholic Charities and private practice.
Amanda Dubey-Zerka, LMSW is the Director of Continuing Education and a Clinical Instructor for MSU School of Social Work. Amanda is a social worker with clinical and macro designation. Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Saginaw Valley State University and her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. Her clinical work focuses on working with children, teens, and adults who have survived trauma and she is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Amanda has volunteered with The Firecracker Foundation since 2013 by serving on the Board of Directors and with the Program Development Committee. Amanda is thrilled to be able to work with the foundation in another capacity, as a mental health therapist.
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance abuse and trauma. I also enjoy working with women in transition and self-esteem issues.
Shana Bombrys a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor in private practice. She helps children and adults with a variety of concerns. She integrates a range of therapeutic approaches to support individual needs, including play therapy, sandtray world play, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, theraplay, and motivational interviewing. Shana has over 12 years of training in Sandtray-Worldplay. Shana became certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2008 and later studied Attachment-Focused EMDR. Shana received her from the University of Michigan, with a focus on Interpersonal Practice. Shana has worked in a variety of setting utilizing play therapy with children in the foster care system and with families in the refugee program through St. Vincent Catholic Charities. She utilized Santray-Worldplay therapy when working with people in recover through National Association for Alcoholism and Victory Clinical Services.
Deborah Delcamp is a Licensed Clinical Master Social Worker. She has 10 years of experience working with traumatized youth and families, ages 0-17, including 8 years of utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with issues such as trauma/PTSD, sexual/physical abuse, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship/attachments issues, and supporting families. Deborah graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 and 2007 with a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work. She worked with families involved in the child welfare system at St. Vincent Catholic Charities 2007-2015 and at Community Mental Health since 2015. She has a passion for helping traumatized youth and families, including supporting parents through the difficulty of caring for these youth.
Deborah also completed a 200 hour teacher training in November 2016 with Belinda Thurston at Just B Yoga. Part of Deborah’s training was in trauma sensitive yoga and she has been assisting with Community Mental Health’s trauma-informed yoga alongside Belinda since fall 2016. Her yoga practice started as a compliment to her long-distance running and has turned into an important self-care practice. Combining her hobbies and work has been truly rewarding.
We are currently seeking qualified individuals to join our network of therapists and yoga instructors serving both child and adult survivors of sexual trauma. If your experience, expertise, and compassion have steered you this way, we’d like to talk to you about contributing to our work. Please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org. View our Child/Family Sexual Trauma Therapist Contract here.