Jeanne Ketola holds a Master’s degree in clinical counseling and psychotherapy. She works with adoptive and foster families who have been affected by attachment issues, trauma and abuse and specializes in working with children with an FASD diagnosis. Jeanne and her husband are also the parents of three adopted children from Russia and has first-hand experience with FASD, attachment and other adoption issues from both a parent and practitioner’s viewpoint.
Jeanne has met with Congressional offices in Washington D.C. to advocate for national bills relating to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and played a key role in changing state legislation to include FASD in the Related Conditions Definition for Developmental Disabilities Criteria.
Jeanne has been recognized by NOFAS (National Organization Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) in the Tom and Linda Daschle Hall of Fame for FASD and by MOFAS (Minnesota Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) for her outstanding work as an advocate in the field of FASD.
Jeanne is a former national business consultant, and international author. She is a former board member of MOFAS (Minnesota Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) and 4Keeps (Support Organization for Adoptive and Foster Families). Jeanne completed her Adoption and Permanency Certification from the University of Minnesota and is a speaker on a variety of topics including FASD and Guardianship.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
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