Incarceration and Reentry

Getting out of prison (also known as re-entry) can be incredibly stressful and pose many challenges, including the need to secure housing and employment, and re-connecting with family and friends. At the same time, while some medical needs may have been addressed in prison, issues like substance abuse and mental illness may not have been addressed at all. Seeing a qualified professional therapist can help with the transition back into society outside of prison. Therapy can provide tools to help solve problems, deal with social situations, and to control anger – in addition to helping with substance abuse issues. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s incarceration and re-entry specialists today.

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Volunteering with court-involved people for more than a decade is how I came to the field of therapy, and I continue to love supporting people who are caught up in these massive systems of control. Mass incarceration has traumatized communities and families, and continues to do so every day. I work closely with attorneys to provide context for how trauma impacts court-involvement, and am also happy to provide psychological evaluations for court-involved persons at an attorney or judge's request.

— Rachel Smith, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

I have worked with incarcerated individuals for a number of years, specifically with individuals convicted of sexual crimes. These individuals come from various cultural backgrounds with history of trauma, dysfunction, and unhealthy environments. In working with these individuals, I have built a skillset that assists in addressing past and present problematic behaviors and thought patterns while preparing for reintegration into the community.

— Tiffanie Rodriguez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA
 

I have worked for over a decade with individuals who have lived through the criminal justice system. I strongly believe that you have the potential to make valuable contributions to society. I have a solid understanding of the barriers that make reentry a challenge to those who want to reconnect with their friends, family and society. I will work collaboratively with you to build a positive reentry plan and develop the skills needed to succeed in building a good life for yourself.

— Brian Finnerty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Collingswood, NJ

I have 6 years experience working with inmates and those preparing for reentry.

— Jenna Ostrowski, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Falmouth, ME

I have worked with people who were found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity to help them reintegrate into the community after release from custody. I have also worked with individuals who were Unfit to Stand Trial to help them gain fitness and work through the trial process. I have close relationships with judges, attorneys, probation officers, and law enforcement officers. I can help someone at whatever stage they may be in the justice system.

— Matt Kindler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Beloit, WI
 

Prison is a unique experience and the people impacted deserve to have a provider who knows what changes happen to a person when they have gone through incarceration. Learning how to deprogram from the skills that helped you survive prison is important if you want to be successful in the free world. People who have a loved one who is involved in the criminal justice system also deserve a provider that knows that system and how to cope effectively.

— Michelle Fortier, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tallahassee, FL

Curious about what prompts you to have a sense of being here before? Are troubling experiences affecting your daily life? Do you have dreams or nightmares of places you have never been? Do you have chronic pain, even though there is no medical reason for the pain? Upon meeting someone for the first time, do you feel an immediate attraction or uncomfortable dislike for that person? Do you have migraine headaches? You might be experiencing the issues from a past life...recovery is possible.

— Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D., Hypnotherapist in Phoenix, AZ
 

I minored in Criminology at the Ohio State University when I was working towards my BS. During my undergraduate career I enrolled in a course inside a women's prison where I learned about how a prison runs and the experiences of incarcerated individuals. I also worked at a halfway house where I would assist women with transitioning back into the community. Furthermore, I helped individuals prepare for job interviews and learned to conduct educational seminars for those on probation.

— Madeline Mansfield, Student Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Work with Adult Male Sex Offenders in individual and group therapy. Internet offenders, Sting offenders, and hands on offenders who are leaving incarceration and looking for a service provider in the Savannah area. State Certified

— Mary Jackson,, Licensed Professional Counselor in Savannah, GA
 

I completed my training hours for licensure working with adolescents in juvenile hall and adults just leaving prison and transitioning back to the community. I ran groups and saw individual clients for probation-ordered therapy, helping them to understand their patterns and refrain from reoffending in the future. I was also a Santa Clara County Certified Batterer Intervention Program trained facilitator. I hold a Master's in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology.

— Melissa Healy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

Individuals ReEntering back into communities will decrease recidivism, or returning back to incarceration, by engaging in case mngement services that eliminates barriers to employment with livable wages, housing, and education/training, to advance in life after incarceration. Circles of Healing is a form of Restorative Justice encompassed with understanding and restoration through healing mediation. Focused On: Holding individuals accountable. Repairing the harm. Building peace in the community

— Nicole Pryor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Milwaukee, WI 53212,