Jeff Kisicki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of clinical experience specializing as a behavior interventionist, consultant, program developer and therapist serving people who have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and various behavioral challenges. Jeff continues to provide consultation, program design, staff training, and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) specifically for the disabled. Treatment is focused on facilitating long-term change and stability, improving self-regulation, anger management, communication skills, and personal safety.
Jeff’s theoretical training and orientation in clinical practice is eclectic, with Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential and Humanistic Psychology as well as Systems Theory being central tenants of his practice framework. His therapeutic approach is both playful and structured, while individualizing interventions to meet each client’s unique needs.
Jeff’s clinical career began working in various residential and community-based outpatient settings, treating both juveniles and adults who struggled with chronic mental illness, Reactive Attachment Disorders or related disruptive behaviors. Likewise, much of Jeff’s experience has involved the criminal justice system and addressing personal and community safety issues. Jeff completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1993. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, Colorado, in 1996, becoming licensed in 1998.
Jeff's first joy is time with his family. He also enjoys traveling, biking, playing soccer, and watching the World Cup. Jeff is a lover of pets and the human-animal connection.