Stacey Mak, LCSW is a psychotherapist and social worker specializing in attachment therapy and work with children suffering from complex trauma, relational trauma, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and challenging behaviors.
Stacey Mak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Therapy is always conducted in the presence of the parents, who parents are encouraged to participate. She has assisted many families since opening her practice in 2014 through counseling sessions, training, and consultation.
Because of her passion for adoption and building healthy families, Stacey partners with agencies, churches, and support groups to provide free training to assist adoptive and foster parents in preparing and/or equipping their homes to better help children in need.
Additionally, she has provided expert witness testimony in attachment.
As a prior foster parent, and as an adoptive parent whose child had complex trauma and was diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, she strives to provide a judgement-free atmosphere for families and can personally attest to healing and success. One of the difficulties in this population is that often times the parents themselves become traumatized and unless they are also seen as identified clients, prognoses are limited.
To accommodate families dealing with challenges, her hours are flexible, with daytime, evening, and even Saturday appointments. She also makes herself available to clients between sessions via phone or text to provide support or answer questions for no additional charge. Free phone consultation is provided to all prospective clients. Stacey provides an attachment and trauma focus and eclectic approach tailored to the needs and styles of each family. She uses a variety of assessments to determine a proper diagnosis and treatment approach.
Attachment wounds are a prevalent issue among children who have been in foster care, orphanages, or have experienced a trauma or separation from their mother in the early years of life. There IS hope! Helping your child and family feel safe and secure is the first step to healing.