About Jumping Mouse

“At Jumping Mouse, we have two important tasks: first and foremost is to travel with our children toward healing; second, we strive to knit together a healthier community that holds each child in its big heart.”
— Dott Kelly, Founder

Jumping Mouse transforms children’s lives by providing expressive mental health therapy for as long as necessary. We nurture each child’s healthy development and supportive relationships at home and in the community.

We see children ages two to twelve for a variety of reasons, most often when they have experienced emotional stress or trauma that has deeply affected them and their families. Some are grieving the loss of someone close to them; others have experienced domestic violence, abuse, or neglect. Sometimes, they are coping with changes in family structure, or a serious illness or medical problem. When these and other stressors affect a child’s ability to communicate, to attend school, or to relate to others, Jumping Mouse can help.

We see children from all different types of families and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sex orientation, national origin, age, or ability.

Our unique model

Our unique model includes weekly one-on-one therapy sessions between the child and a specially trained therapist for as many weeks as necessary. While their child is in therapy, parents and caregivers also receive ongoing support. In addition, we meet with teachers and other important adults in the child’s life to develop a strong support system for the child and their family.

Serving children in East Jefferson County

We are located in Port Townsend, Washington and serve East Jefferson County, a rural area on the Olympic Peninsula.