I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families coping to rebuild a meaningful life. I work with compassion, while acknowledging the unique experience of each person. My specialties are trauma, grief/loss, chronic illness, burns, new medical diagnosis, crisis intervention and end of life care. I also work with people coping with life transitions, PTSD, anxiety/depression, substance use, eating disorders and adjustments disorders. I work from a trauma informed care lens, and use a self-compassion approach utilizing Narrative therapy, mindfulness, strengths based, and interpersonal techniques.

Being a SCUBA Diving instructor, I saw first hand how having coping skills and techniques is vital to help someone survive some very challenging times. It encouraged me to pursue my passion to help others as a therapist. Following my MSW from Simmons College, I worked in hospital burn/trauma and medical services. Hospital work led me to work closely with patients and families during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. I worked with patients across many economic and cultural backgrounds, which supported my interest to adapt my clinical skills to meet the needs of each patient’s/family’s style of coping.
— Jennifer

Education, Credentials, Memberships, Titles Held

  • Masters of Social Work, Simmons College

  • Massachusetts LICSW License #116621

  • Certificate Program Simmons College: The Relational and Multi-Contextual Treatment of Trauma

  • Phoenix Society Contractor and SOAR Peer Supporter Instructor

  • Massachusetts General Hospital: Facilitator Club STAR Grief Group: parents coping with the loss of a spouse and on-call work providing crisis support across the hospital

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers

  • Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, PADI since 2006

  • Healing Circle Leader, Comfort Zone Camp

  • Board Member Boston Arts Academy

Presentations

  • Creating the Language of Intimacy, Phoenix World Burn Congress. October 2016

  • The Role of Hospital Social Work in the Treatment of Acute Trauma and the Boston Marathon Bombings, co-presenter with Donald Graham, LICSW, Simmons College School of Social Work Alumni Day, March 2014

  • Coping with Guilt. Presenter and Facilitator, World Burn Congress, 2014, Articles

  • Guilt … It is a Way that we Cope, Burn Support Magazine, Spring Addition Issue 1, 2016: https://www.phoenix-society.org/uploads/magazine/BSM_Final_-_4.6.2016.pdf

Contact

  • 617-383-4036

Payment Accepted

  •  Aetna

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Tufts

  • United Behavioral Health

  • United Healthcare

  • Self Pay (I do have a sliding scale for those who are financially challenged)

  • Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Discover