Dr. Veronica (Vero) CloonanTherapist & Board Approved and Play Therapy Supervisor, PhD, LPC/S, RPT-S
Dr. Veronica (Vero) Cloonan (she/her/Ella) is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, Counselor Educator and supervisor. Play therapy is her number one treatment modality to work with children and adolescents. Dr. Cloonan has extensive experience working with trauma, international and domestic adoptees, and BIPOC individuals. Dr. Cloonan also works with adults and families and provides professional supervision, consultation services, and training opportunities.
About Dr. Veronica (Vero) Cloonan
Dr. Veronica Cloonan was born and raised in Colombia. She came to the United States in 2010 to learn English and pursue graduate school. Dr. Cloonan learned the importance of developing her bicultural skills to better support clients from a multicultural approach. She also has extensive experience working with internationally adopted children and non-conventional families through the journey of establishing a cohesive working relationship and the acculturation process.
Training and Education
Dr. Veronica Cloonan is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), licensed professional counselor in Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, and Utah, Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Theraplay level II practitioner. Of note, ACS is a credential that identifies those mental health professionals who have met national professional supervision standards and is approved in 15 states as a supervision credential of choice. She received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CES University in Medellin-Colombia, a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in advanced counseling from the University of the Cumberlands.
Dr. Cloonan has extensive training and experience in child, adolescent, and family therapy. She has experience working in federal agencies, local county agencies, correctional settings, victims of crime and sexual assault, and private practice. Veronica is also doing the Theraplay practicum to become a foundational practitioner.
Dr. Cloonan provides trauma-informed and LGBTQQIP2SAA Affirming talk and play therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families at Creative Psychological Health Services. She believes every client has the inner ability to heal in an appropriate environment. Her therapeutic approach is humanistic and client-centered. Dr. Cloonan believes that supporting her clients toward a more congruent and authentic lifestyle would lead to healing and well-being.
Dr. Cloonan also leads a process group for Latinx adult adoptees. She supports individuals through the collective stories of the lived experiences of being an international adoptee in the United States. She also supports adoptees by processing their identity journeys and the search for self.
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