We are a group of mental health therapists dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and families overcome various challenges. We provide treatment for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, and have several areas of expertise.

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BRITTANY JASPERS, LISW-S

Brittany is the founder of Resilient Roots, LLC and an independently licensed therapist and supervisor.  Her passion includes helping children heal through supporting their emotions as well as strengthening their relationships within the family. Brittany works closely with the child's parent/caregiver as she believes they play an integral role in the therapy. 

Brittany's background includes supporting children that have behavioral and emotional concerns such as aggression, severe outbursts, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, sleeping and/or eating issues. Brittany has specialized training in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and/or are experiencing adjustment issues such as divorce. Brittany enjoys working with children with attachment difficulties, including those in foster care or have been adopted. She also specializes in working with young children, under the age of five. Brittany is trained in evidence-based trauma practices, including SITCAP (Structured Sensory Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Parents). She provides therapeutic techniques that are tailored for the individual such as play, art, sand tray, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and more. 

Brittany has nine years of experience working for a mental health agency for which she provided outpatient services for children and families. Over the past eight years, she have provided direct clinical services including diagnostic assessments, child-family therapy, group therapy, as well as mental health consultation for daycares and schools in the community. Brittany has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Social Work. 

KAREN CARLSON, MSW, LSW

Karen is a Licensed Social Worker, and she received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Family Relations and Human Development and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University. As a Licensed Social Worker, she has 24 years of experience at a community mental health agency that provides outpatient services to children and families. During her time in community mental health, she provided clinical services including diagnostic assessments, child-family therapy, group therapy, along with mental health consultation to daycares and preschools in the community.

Karen specializes in providing behavioral health services for children, infants to sixteen years of age who struggle emotionally and behaviorally or who may have experienced trauma. She is trained in several evidenced-based therapies which focus on trauma and attachment. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people of all ages to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are a result of disruptive life experiences. The second therapy she is trained in is Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an evidence-based, short-term treatment designed to help young children with highly disruptive behaviors. PCIT is a combination of play therapy and behavioral therapy for young children and their parents or caregivers. The adults learn and practice new skills and techniques for relating to children with emotional or behavior problems, language issues, developmental disabilities, or mental health disorders.


ABAGAILE LONG, LISW

Abagaile is an independently licensed therapist at Resilient Roots. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Studies from Northern Kentucky University. Her areas of study within that degree include social work, criminal justice, women’s studies and history. She also has her Master's Degree in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University, and is a Independently Licensed Social Worker. She is a certified provider in trauma informed care. She also has two years of experience assisting clients in overcoming addictions. Abagaile spent time doing case management for a medically assisted treatment program and assisted with intensive outpatient therapy groups. Over the past seven years, she have experience working for a mental health agency that specializes in providing outpatient services for young children. Abagaile has provided direct clinical services including, child-family therapy, as well as mental health consultation in the community. ​​​​​​​

Abagaile's specialty includes working with children who have emotional and behavioral challenges. These challenges may include aggression, temper-tantrums, hyperactivity or anxiety. Her background includes working with children who have a history of trauma. She work closely with the child's caregiver and provide interventions that are age appropriate for young children to support healthy relationships and emotional development. ​​​​​​​


JENNIFER HAZELWOOD, LISW-S
Jennifer is an independently licensed therapist that has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years. Her passion has always been working with children and their families and doing what she can to help improve their lives through compassionate, quality care. Jennifer has a BA with Honors in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Throughout the years, she has worked in a wide variety of settings with children, adolescents and adults who were struggling emotionally and/or behaviorally. Jennifer is trained in several evidence based models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) and regularly utilize art, play and sand tray therapy interventions. She is skilled in providing diagnostic assessments as well as individual, family and group therapy services. Jennifer's areas of specialty have included working with young children under the age of five, survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, anxiety and depression, adjustment issues such as divorce and separation, and school related difficulties.