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Happy Kids

Dear Adoptive Grandparent,

My name is Jill Bryant, and I am contributing faculty at Walden University.  I am conducting interviews as part of a research study investigating the transitional experience of grandparents who formally adopt one or more grandchildren.  Adoption must have occurred two years ago or longer to allow adequate time to reflect on the transition. Interviews will take approximately 60 minutes and are informal and conversational. All responses are kept confidential with no personal identifying information. Participants will be given a 25.00 Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time. 


Your participation will be invaluable to this research because while many have studied grandparents helping to raise their grandchildren, almost no research exists for those who formally adopt their grandchild. If you would be interested in learning more about the possibility of participating in my study, please email me at

Jill K. Bryant, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, ACS


I am a licensed mental health counselor and professor of counseling, a nationally certified counselor and an approved clinical supervisor.  

I work with adolescents and adults to identify and resolve difficulties and pursue personal fulfillment.

Our Services


Individual Counseling is offered for teens and adults.  Sessions can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.

Group Counseling is offered for children, teens and adults as time and interest permits.  The office will advertise groups as they are planned and implemented.


Family Counseling is offered for families as needed.  This can be separate or in conjunction with individual counseling.

Office Hours:  Clients are scheduled

Monday-Thursday 10-8 by appointment

Friday 10-6 by appointment and

Saturday 10-1 by appointment



​Dr. Bryant offers services in consultation to schools​, service facilities and businesses. 

Consultation is tailored to the needs of the organization after an initial assessment with the person requesting the services.  There is no cost for this initial assessment.

Speaking Services: 

 Dr. Bryant is available to speak on topics of choosing for free or a nominal fee.




Dr. Bryant has been supervising counseling students, interns and those seeking licensure since 2004.  She received her certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor in 2007.

She can meet with supervisees hourly and also has an interest in group supervision utilizing a reflective teaming approach.




808 6th Street Suite 1

Marion, Iowa  52302

phone: 319-531-1149

fax: 319-538-0278

Therapeutic Partners LLC

Therapeutic Partners LLC
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