Jo Raphael, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, works with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing assessment, consultation, and treatment with a calm and warm demeanor. Her professional experience spans over 30 years and she has a passion for building healthy relationships. Jo believes that a therapeutic relationship can be invaluable in understanding ourselves and others. She also believes that “it takes a village” and encourages families to join in the journey and works collaboratively with area professionals.
Jo has focused on treating children with developmental and learning challenges working directly with Drs. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder and has served on the national faculty of the DIR® (Developmental, Individual difference, Relationship-based) Institute. For the past eight years Jo has worked as School Counselor in two different Atlanta area schools with children, Pre-K – eighth grade, using a developmental approach. She continues to learn and grow and has taken intensive courses in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Crisis management and, most recently, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Jo is a licensed clinical social worker, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and holds a Diplomate in social work. She received her Masters degree from New York University (NYU) with a concentration in clinical social work. She completed a three year post graduate course at JBFCS Institute.
- Individual, family and group psychotherapy (young children – adult)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- DIR/Floortime Therapy & Social Thinking
- Assessment and consultation
- School visits/liaison
- Parent education
- Available for presentations
- Clinicians seeking state licensing
- Clinicians seeking certification in the DIR® method and the Play Project