Welcome to A Child At Heart Therapy LLC

About Me

Hi, my name is Jessi Wheatley. I'm a 4th generation Colorado Native and love living here. I attended Metropolitan State College of Denver to obtain my BA in Psychology. I then attended University of Denver for my Educational Specialist degree (EdS) in School Psychology. I have worked with students preschool through high school in the school setting for 14 years before taking time off to start my own practice.  


I've been married for over 16 years and we have two wonderful kids. I enjoy arts & crafts, traveling, and animals. My biggest accomplishment, on top of 12 years of college and my family, was walking 60 miles in 3 days for Susan Komen.


I look forward to working with you and your child. 

Treatment Focus

When a child is struggling in school, you need to find out why.  If you are concerned about a child's learning, academic progress, social skills, or behavior, a comprehensive assessment is the first step to developing a plan to help. I offer private cognitive, social emotional, achievement, and autism assessments for children 2-18 years old. 

Assessment includes intake with child & parent, formal assessments, report including recommendations, and informational session to review results.


As a parent, it can be hard to know when your child’s behavior is just a part of growing up or a sign of a bigger issue. There are several things a child and adolescent mental health professional will look at to determine if a child or teen’s behaviors are problematic:

• Is the behavior more intense than it should be?
• Does the duration of the behavior continue after the situation has passed?
• Is the behavior typical for his/her age level?
• Is the behavior upsetting to your child or other family members?
• Does the behavior prevent your child from interacting with friends or performing well in school?
• Is the behavior inappropriate to the situation?
• Does the behavior happen for no obvious reason?
• Does your child avoid important social, school or family activities because of the behavior?

All children are different, and even the most typical child or teen may engage in “problematic” behaviors from time to time, especially when they are tired, stressed or sick. However, if your child or teen repeatedly engages in inappropriate or unwanted behaviors, consider meeting with me.


Primarily I work with children 2-12 years of age, for individual and group counseling. I use a combination of play, art, CBT, DBT, emotion identification, social skills, and mindfulness to treat children with depression, anxiety/fears, ADHD, family issues, school issues, and social skills delays. 


I also offer continuation of care/ consultation between family and school. 

Licenses

School Psychologist EdS

University of Denver 2005

Colorado Department of Education 

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof

School Administration

University of Colorado Denver 2012

Colorado Department of Education

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate LPCC

Downloads

hipaa_booklet (pdf)

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Informed consent for Treatment 1:18 (pdf)

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briefWellnessAssessmentYouth (pdf)

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Contact Info

I'm Here for You

Please contact me to get started with your child or with questions or concerns. 

Thank you. achildathearttherapy@gmail.com


A Child At Heart Therapy LLC

8508 S Rapp St Littleton CO 80120

720-236-2070

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