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Mary E. "Betsy" Ossler, MSW, LCSW, brings a wealth of experience with children and adolescents to Baker Clinical Services.


Betsy Ossler, MSW, LCSW

Known as "Ms. Betsy" to her clients, she is providing individual out-patient psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families, with the majority of her clinical caseload consisting of children and adolescents three (3) to eighteen (18) years of age.

In addition to individual work, Ms. Betsy conducts an on-going psychotherapy group for adolescents with emotional and behavioral treatment needs. Her services to these young clients often includes court appearances; on-going collaboration and consultation with primary care physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and in-patient caregivers. She also works in collaboration with school personnel and other community resources.

Ms. Betsy received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1993. She was employed initially by the State of Nevada and gained experience working with three different agencies located in Reno, serving children of varying ages. At the Division of Child and Family Services, she provided out-patient clinical interventions to minors placed in the custodial care of the State while awaiting residential placement to a treatment facility, foster home, or family home.

Ms. Betsy's work with the Early Childhood Mental Health Services began in 1994 and included in-home clinical psychotherapy services to at-risk children ages birth to six (6) years old and their families in individual and group settings. These services also included court appearances, program development, and training and supervision of student interns seeking a Masters degree in Social Work.

In 1998, she transferred her employment to Children's Behavioral Services. Out-patient clinical services were provided to emotionally disturbed children, ages six(6) to seventeen (17) and their families. These clinical services included individual and group psychotherapy, and emergency evaluation of children demonstrating suicidal or homicidal behaviors. Other services provided at this location included biopsychosocial assessments; court appearances; and coordination of treatment with the staff child psychiatrist, various residential treatment programs, and local in-patient facilities.

In 2002, Ms. Betsy moved to North Carolina and began employment with Triangle Kids, Inc. During the three years she practiced there, she provided out-patient services to children and adolescents, inconjunction with their families, in individual and group psychotherapy sessions. Her services also included court appearances; ongoing consultation with primary care physicians and psychiatrists; and collaboration with school personnel and other community resources.

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