Jenn graduated from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1998 with a Master's in Social Work and Public Health with a focus on maternal and child health in 1998. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate.
Jenn has worked in private practice prior to joining the Mind & Body Therapeutic Connections team with couples. She has trained at a national and state level on trauma informed care modalities, has worked with in the court system with child abuse victims, non-profits with severely traumatized children and adults experiencing homelessness and in hospitals with families experiencing grief due to the loss of a child. She enjoys works with all populations: children, teenagers, adults and families and helping them process through pain and loss at all levels. She works with each client to treat depression, anxiety, grief/loss, intimacy, relationship issues, personality disorders, trauma, PTSD, and more. Jenn uses a combination of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Loving Kindness Mindfulness Meditation, Triple P (Positive Parenting), Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Brief Solution Therapy.
Jenn will employ a combination of techniques that feel most comfortable for you, believing strongly that you are your best guide to healing. She believes it’s very important for you to be engaged in the therapeutic process and understand that growth and healing can take time, patience, and great self-compassion. Self-discovery rarely happens in one or two sessions.
Jenn's process is very person centered and will proceed at your pace. She looks forward to walking with you towards greater internal and external wholeness and peace. Jen believes “There is no courage without fear.” and “We are the space in which love resides.” Coming to therapy means that you have the courage to turn inward and face that which may be holding you back and to love yourself completely.
During her free time, she loves running, hanging with friends and family, reading copiously, spending time in nature, blogging, traveling wherever and whenever she can and sometimes doing crazy things like jumping out of airplanes.