Mari Itzkowitz, LCSW graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and received her Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Mari is the Director of Clinical Services and has over 20 years of experience providing clinical services to families who have adopted both domestically and internationally. She provides clinical and administrative supervision to the C.A.S.E. Clinical Team.
Mari provides individual, family and group therapy to adopted children, teens, adults and their families, as well as pre-adoption therapy for children and families moving toward finalization. Her specialty is grief and loss, and attachment issues. Mari works from a family systems perspective and believes that strengthening the family bond is the most effective way to bring about change.
Mari is also a leader of the C.A.S.E. Training Team, providing training and education to adoption, child welfare, mental health and school professionals as well as parent groups, both locally and nationally. Mari is a key facilitator of the “Train the Trainer” program for C.A.S.E.’s Training in Adoption Competency (TAC) program, created to increase the adoption competence of mental health professionals around the country. To date, she has trained over 50 trainers nationwide who are teaching the TAC Curriculum to clinicians in their communities.