Hello there! My name is Jennie, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in DC. Originally from Alabama, I also worked as a licensed social worker in Massachusetts before making the transition to DC a few years ago.
I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Auburn University and Boston College, respectively. My specialty in graduate school was clinical mental health where I also focused in trauma, medical social work, and serious mental illness. Most of my work has been focused in outpatient and residential substance use and mental health care with some attention to crisis intervention, medical practice, and needs assessments.
My approach to therapy is focused on you, the client. What is it that you’re struggling with or want to work towards and how can I help you get there? I can help you define your goals, and together we can find the best ways for you to reach them.
Therapy can be daunting and anxiety-inducing – but it doesn’t have to be. We will work with what you bring to the table and – at your pace – recognize and cope with the roots of your identified struggles. It is my hope to be an authentic and non-judgmental participant in your therapy. We’re in this together.
Location: Capitol Hill / Thomas Circle (currently virtual)
My specialty areas include:
- Trauma-focused interventions and healing
- Mindfulness / Guided meditation
- Life adjustments and transitions
- Family relationships and issues