In addition, she provides CEU presentations on Support Networks, Art Therapy, Children’s Grief, and Anticipatory Grief, as well as readings from her book: Bone Knowing, published in 2009.
In her private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Jennifer specializes in trauma and grief. She works with children, teens, adults and families.
Originally from Maine, where she completed her bachelor’s degree at Maine College of Art and Student Art Centers International (Florence, Italy), Jennifer moved to California to pursue graduate work in Art Therapy and Marriage & Family Therapy at California State University, Sacramento.
After completing her master’s thesis project — Art Psychotherapy Support Groups for People with Cancer, Jennifer began work in social services at Hospice of the Central Coast and in medical art therapy at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. As director of the Healing Arts program, she provided pediatric and oncology patients with bedside art therapy services and facilitated support groups for women with breast cancer, caregivers, and families coping with childhood cancers. Jennifer has also developed curriculum and facilitated a support group for children with a serious ill loved one at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. She appeared on Compassionate Care Alliance’s Aging Well series, titled: Caring Circles – Setting Up Support Networks for Seriously Ill Loved Ones, as well as on Evening Insight and radio shows to discuss her book.
Jennifer is a member of the California Writer’s Club – Central Coast Branch. She holds professional membership in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Art Therapy Association, the Northern California Art Therapy Association, and the American Academy of Bereavement.