Chosen Services
Helping Children Everywhere Heal From Trauma

Our Model of Care

Chosen works with families who have been impacted by the child welfare system to bring hope, help, and healing back into your home.

We understand what you're going through. With decades of lived experience and best-in-class trauma-informed training, our care managers implement our proven, customizable Model of Care to set your family on a path of healing. From the moment you speak with our Intake Specialist, you will be heard with compassion and without judgment. Your matched care manager will walk alongside you, guiding your family down your own unique path.

GET STARTED WITH
TWO COMPLIMENTARY SESSIONS

Let Chosen help you and your family find

hope and healing. You are not alone! 

Contact us for help today!

GET STARTED WITH
TWO COMPLIMENTARY
SESSIONS

Let Chosen help you and your family find 

hope and healing. You are not alone! 

Contact us for help today!

GET STARTED WITH TWO
COMPLIMENTARY SESSIONS

Let Chosen help you and your family find hope & healing. 

You are not alone! Contact us today.

Individualized Parent Coaching​

Chosen’s care managers provide one-on-one coaching using curricula tailored to your needs. 

Therapeutic Resources

Chosen matches you with evidence-informed, therapeutic services and resources.

Personalized Case Management

Chosen connects you with the local third-party resources you need to help your family thrive together. 

Crisis Support

If a difficult event occurs outside of your scheduled parent coaching session, we’re available to help.

Trauma Education

We offer best-in-class teaching so you can parent your children in a way that takes their history into account.

Clinical Assessments

Your coaching and action plan is based on measured levels of stress and trauma behaviors.

What Happens During an Appointment?

Your care manager uses the information gathered during your session to create a plan that will work for your family. 

Personalized Care & Direction

Your care manager will listen to you and walk alongside you on your path of healing.  All resources and discussion will be tailored to your family’s unique needs.

Take-Home Resources

Your care manager will provide access to the resources you need, including attachment exercises, tips to manage behaviors, and recommendations for third-party resources in your community.

Weekly Action Plan

You will leave your session with a Weekly Action Plan to bring your family closer together. Activities range from self-care exercises, to scheduling appointments, to family bonding activities.

Our Care Team Meets Families Where They Are

Chosen's care team offers trauma-informed care that's individualized and compassionate. Chosen teaches attachment style connection and uses Dr. Bruce Perry's powerful dosing method. Our team has over 85 years of combined experience, working with children and their families who have been touched by the child welfare system.

Chosen's care team uses industry-standard best practices and hold a variety of certifications and degrees, including:

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a therapeutic model of care that trains caregivers to provide support and treatment for at-risk children. It has been used effectively with children and youth of all ages and all risk levels.

Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are master’s-level mental health service professionals, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) are master’s-level social workers with extensive professional training and expertise in mental health. They provide psychotherapy and counseling to clients.

Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) work in a variety of care or agency settings to deliver therapy, counseling, and life-betterment services to people who need them.

A Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are registered nurses with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a high degree of training in both the classroom and clinical settings.

Meet Our Care Team

Chosen's care staff offers compassionate, trauma-informed care to families touched by the child welfare system.

Staci Thomas 
TBRI® Practitioner
Chief Program Officer
Stephanie Motes
MA, LPC-S
Clinical Manager
Raegan Oster
LMSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Program Manager
Nikki Spencer
LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Care Manager
Alex Wilson
TBRI® Practitioner
Care Manager
Tera Melber
TBRI® Practitioner
Care Manager
Erika Pfluke
Case Manager
Shaleigh Schneider
Care Manager
Bethany Hall
FNP
Bilingual Care Manager
Alicia Dentler
MS, LMFT,
TBRI® Practitioner
Case Manager
Karina Murphy
Bilingual Care Manager
Bianca Guzman
Bilingual Translator
Denisse Warshak
Bilingual Translator
Anna Valdez 
TBRI® Practitioner
Bilingual Clinical Practicum Student

Clinical Offerings​

•  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

•  Family Centered Treatment

•  Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

•  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

•  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

•  Motivational Interviewing

*We develop many of the materials we use

based on the needs of the families

we work with.

Clinical Offerings

•  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

•  Family-Centered Therapy

•  Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

*We develop many of the materials we use based on the specific needs of the families we work with.

 

•  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

•  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

•  Motivational Interviewing

What Are Our Chosen Parents Saying?

This has been the most helpful hour I’ve had about my daughter in years of searching, and I’ve talked to the most respected professionals I could find. You really understand, and what you’re saying truly resonates with me.

-Foster Mom After First Session

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Aggression reduction

in children & adolescents

Anxiety reduction

in children & adolescents

Depression reduction

in children & adolescents

Dissociation reduction

in children & adolescents

Total Stress reduction

in caregivers

Post-Traumatic Stress reduction

in children & adolescents

588
Foster Disruptions​
171
Adoption Dissolutions​
216
Kinship Disruptions

Our Prices Are Based on a Sliding Scale

We base fees on family size and household income. We believe our services should be available to all & that finances should never hinder a family from healing. And all families receive two free complimentary sessions. 

Meet Our Intake Specialist

Erika Pfluke is a Care Manager and Intake Specialist at Chosen. She will be the first person your family connects with. Her empathy and personal experience will give you an immediate understanding of Chosen’s welcoming environment.

Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Trauma Competent Caregiver trainer. She has been involved in the adoption community since 2009, when she and her husband began the process to adopt their daughter from China. Their eyes were opened to the plight of vulnerable children, moving them to travel to China two more times to bring home another daughter and a son. Coming alongside adoptive families is her great joy, and she is passionate about equipping and encouraging others for this journey. 

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