“There is tremendous potential when people come together in their healing work. I am particularly excited about working with groups – whether a couple, a family, or a larger group – because it provides opportunities to experience being seen, validated, and in relationships that can heal past hurts and traumas and offer mutual support. That is where the power of couple’s therapy is for me.”
Professional Bio: Jenn’s background is diverse. She’s provided individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in numerous settings, including community mental health clinics, public schools, and hospitals. Having trained psychodynamically and with a systems lens, she considers how people’s histories and experiences in early life shape their relationships now while also considering the interrelationship between individuals, environments, and social forces. Jenn blends these ways of thinking with evidence-based practice, intuition, warmth, and humor to provide services to couples at NCCT in developing their strengths and skills to find fulfillment in their relationships.
Ask me about: The time I completed a 350-mile bike tour in Northern California, my favorite recipes, my favorite reality TV, film photography, and gardening.
Ever since I was young, I’ve been: a people watcher and taking daily naps.
Favorite quote: “Hope is essential.” – A greeting card that I found in Berkeley, CA, in 2017 and have carried with me since.
Favorite kind of couples: LGBTQ+ couples, people in nontraditional relationship structures, parents, and couples who are hesitant and uncertain but show up anyway.
MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work
Post-graduate training at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Levels I and II
Additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy