Clinical Social Worker
After graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA in Psychology, Jenny followed her passions and moved to New York City where she worked as a political organizer for a labor union, advocate for homeless women, and health researcher and educator. After leaving NYC, Jenny worked for several years as an English, Spanish, and American Sign Language interpreter in the Peruvian Amazon for tourists learning about traditional culture and medicine. She went on to lead educational trips for high school and gap year students from around the world in Ecuador and East Africa.
A lifelong commitment to social justice and love for working with young adults led Jenny to pursue clinical social work training at the Smith College School for Social Work, where she earned a Master’s Degree. Her thesis work examined how the experiences of people living with late-stage cancer can inform and improve clinical social work practices with that community.
Jenny has worked with children, adults, couples, and families in a variety of clinical settings including an elementary school, community mental health and primary care clinics, and an intensive outpatient program. She utilizes a supportive, strengths-based, person-centered approach in assisting her clients to navigate challenging life transitions. Her interests and clinical experiences include advocacy work, identity issues, interpersonal concerns, self-esteem, disability, psychosis, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and group work.
Jenny is dedicated to maintaining good mental and physical health in her personal life, too. A relatively new Ithacan, she has enjoyed exploring much of what this city has to offer. She enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, the New York Sunday Times, playing soccer, and yoga.