Our Partners

The work of supporting families through a health journey is not ours alone. Meet some of our partners and learn how you can become one!

Business Partners

We’re always looking for corporate partners to:

  • Share their skills and expertise with Wonders & Worries
  • Sponsor events and initiatives
  • Provide discounts or in-kind goods and services
  • Refer new clients
  • Make services available to client families

Want to give back and change lives in your community? Contact Nicole Halder at [email protected] or 512-329-5757, Ext. 120 for upcoming opportunities.

Registered Wonders & Worries Providers

In addition to our national helpline (844-WE-WONDER), we have a growing network of Registered Wonders & Worries Program (RWWP) providers across the country that have received extensive training in the delivery of the Wonders & Worries curriculum.  Reach out to a RWWP partner near you for direct support options in your area.

INSTITUTIONS

AdventHealth for Children

Orlando, FL

https://www.adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealth-children

Clinicians:

Laura Felson, MHS, CCLS, RWWP

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Tel. 407-609-0077

Erin Panzella, BS, CCLS, CIMI, RWWP

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Tel. 407-609-3043

Wellstar Health System, Kennestone Hospital

Marietta, GA

www.wellstar.org

Clinicians:

Meredith Allison, BS, CCLS, RWWP

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 770-656-7701

Jenny Justice, MS, CCLS, RWWP

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 470-793-0063

Caroline Pent, CCLS, RWWP

Wellstar Cobb Hospital

Atlanta, GA

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 470-245-4948

Mallory B Stensland, MS, CCLS, RWWP

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 770-793-8580

University of California-Davis Medical Center/Children’s Hospital

Sacramento, CA

https://ucdavis.health/childlife

Clinicians:

Katie Lorain, MPS, ATR-BC, RWWP

Art Therapist | Reiki Master/Teacher

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 916-734-2066

Marisa Martinez, MA, CCLS, Reiki II, RWWP

Certified Child Life Specialist

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 916-703-2452

Emily McDaniel, MA, CCLS, RWWP

Certified Child Life Specialist

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 916-734-5510

INDIVIDUALS – DOMESTIC

CALIFORNIA

Shani Thornton, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Child Life Mommy Private Practice

Loomis, CA

Web Site: ChildLifeMommy.com

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 917-733-5918

COLORADO

Amanda Perlstein, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Denver, CO

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 970-222-4396

GEORGIA

Laura Anne Hazlip, CCLS, RWWP

Discipleship counselor/Community Based Practice

Atlanta, GA

Web Site: www.pearlthebunny.com

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 678-662-1500

IOWA

Emily Mozena, MA, CCLS, CTRS, RWWP

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

E-Mail: [email protected]

319-335-3822

Kathy Jo Whiteside, BA, CCLS, RWWP

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Iowa City, Iowa

E-Mail: [email protected]

319-356-7112

LOUISIANA

Amy Lee, MSW, CCLS, CIMI, RWWP

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA 70121

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 504-703-6872

www.ochsner.org/services/palliative-care

Bridget Bostick Perry, CCLS, CIMI, RWWP

Moments and Memories

New Orleans, LA

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 504-655-0510

Jenn Schaefer, MA, CCLS, RWWP, CAS, CEIM

Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Lafayette, LA 70508

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 832-620-1548

MINNESOTA

Mary Pat S. Benning, B.A., B.S., CCLS, RWWP

Founder/Director, Heartfelt Books

St. Cloud, MN

Web Site: www.HeartfeltBooks.us

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 320-266-5128

MARYLAND

Jessica Baird, MA, CCLS, LGPC RWWP, GC-C

Kids Can Cope, LLC and Creative Psychological Health Services

Central Maryland & DC Metro

E-Mail: [email protected]

or [email protected]

Tel.: 443-454-4404

www.kidscancope.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Lisa Marie Donovan, MS, CCLS RWWP

Professional Child Life Services

Medfield MA, 02052

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 774-721-6366

MISSOURI

Megan Cassani, MA, CCLS, CIMI, RWWP

Play as Medicine

St. Louis, MO

Web Site: www.playasmedicinemo.com

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 314-398-3357

Joyce Lawson

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis, MO

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 314-630-8314

Ali Stewart, MA, CCLS, CT, CIMI, RWWP

St. Louis, MO

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. 314-251-9163

NEW JERSEY

Lisa A. Ciarrocca, CCLS, RWWP

The Next Step Partners In Psychosocial Care LLC

Fanwood, NJ 07023

Web Site: www.thenextstepnj.com

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Tel. (908) 370-1844

Rachel Puklin, CCLS, RWWP

Mount Laurel, NJ

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 203-984-6613

NEW YORK

Jennifer Ricca, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Ronald McDonald House New York 

New York, NY

E-Mail: [email protected]

914-715-9481

NORTH CAROLINA

Annalise Sansouci, CCLS, RWWP

Levine Cancer Institute

Charlotte, NC

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 980-442-1006

TEXAS

Shay Ditter, CCLS, RWWP

Henderson, TX

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 903-238-5612

Linsey Hammon, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Lighthouse Counsel Center, LLC

Keller, TX (DFW)

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 817-381-8828

lighthousecounselcenter.com

Cadie Pyeatt, CCLS, RWWP

Longview, TX

E-Mail: [email protected]

VERMONT

Chelsie Lang, MS, CCLS, RWWP

University of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, VT

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 802-847-4069

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/departments-and-programs/child-life-program 

VIRGINIA

Amy Manger, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Inova Children’s Hospital

Falls Church, VA

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 703-776-2363

WASHINGTON

Yifan Wang, MA, CCLS, RWWP

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle, WA

E-Mail: [email protected]

(206)-606-7621

INTERNATIONAL

JAPAN

Yukihiro Fushimi, CCLS, RWWP

Keio University Hospital

Tokyo, Japan

Web Site: http://www.hosp.keio.ac.jp/en/

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel. +819061378234

Partners in San Antonio

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas

The Wonders & Worries San Antonio office is housed in the START Center for Cancer Care, in partnership with The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas.

This Wonders & Worries office opened in July 2017 and provides the same high-quality, professional services focused on individual support, group support and parental support. All services are free of charge to families and available in English and Spanish.

You can reach the San Antonio office to make an appointment at 210-307-4853.

Want to learn more about partnership opportunities in San Antonio? Contact Meredith Cooper at [email protected].