• Loretta, LSW

  • Adoptive Family Caseworker & Birth Parent Counselor
  • she | her | hers

Loretta joined the Adoption Options team in 2018, in the role of birth parent counselor. Loretta is originally from Kansas City. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. During her time in Chicago, Loretta focused on the intersection of international studies, social work and trauma-informed practice by working with Chicago’s recently resettled refugee population. After completing her undergraduate program, Loretta gained counseling experience working as a family & youth specialist at a residential treatment center for teen girls in Kansas City. Loretta then lived & traveled around New Zealand for a year, before moving to Denver in 2015 to attend the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work. During graduate school, Loretta worked as an MSW intern clinician at a holistic counseling and wellness center for teen girls, gained macro & public policy experience as an intern with the Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance, within the Special Programs Unit of the Denver District Attorney’s Office. She graduated in 2017 with a Master of Social Work degree and Animal-Assisted Therapy Social Work Certificate.

Loretta’s favorite things include coffee, traveling, taking her two pups hiking or to the park, cooking, & reading!

Loretta’s dog, Teddy, is a licensed therapy dog who has provided play and animal assisted based therapy to young children in residential treatment!

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