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Helping Children Overcome Life's Challenges

Providing In-home and virtual Child Life Services for Central Maryland and the DC Metro Area. Other areas available via virtual services. 

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Support for Military Families

As a Certified Child Life Specialist, army brat, and army spouse, Jessica has a unique understanding of the challenges military life can bring. Jessica can help your child understand and cope with military related separations, injuries, and loss. 

Support for Medical Experiences

Whether your child needs surgery, vaccines, or other medical care, Certified Child Life Specialists can help your child cope with these experiences. 

Support for Dental Visits

Is your child fearful of dental visits? Is it their first visit? Child life specialists can help prepare your child for their experience, promoting positive coping to get through their visit with decreased stress and anxiety. 

Grief Support

As a Certified Child Life Specialist and Certified Grief Counselor, Jessica has specialized training in helping children and their families understand how children grieve. If you and your family is experiencing a loss, please reach out to see how you can be helped. 

Illness Support

Whether it is a sibling, an adult or themselves, children are impacted by a medical diagnosis. Through education, play and expressive activities, Certified Child Life Specialists can help your child come to a healthy, accurate understanding of the illness. 

Child Life Student Support

The Child Life Profession is a competitive field. Through mentorship, Kids Can Cope can help students be prepared for their practicum, internship, and professional careers. 

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Taking kids education to the Next Level

Kids Can Cope is a private practice service that reduces stress and anxiety for kids and families related to medical care and other challenging life events. Preparation, medical education and therapeutic play sessions are led by an experienced Certified Child Life Specialist to allow kids and their families to process their experience and promote positive coping.

Illness Support


Grief Support



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Our Clients Say


Kindergarten Guide

Jessica is patient, kind and accommodates your learning needs. - Child Life Student

Mother's Day Card

She helped our child with his needle fear and made vaccines less stressful. - Mother of a 5 year old 

Babysitter Selfie

Jessica helped us understand  how our young children would understand my husbands cancer and how to help them cope. -Parents of a 3 and 5 year old

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