Jennifer received her B.A. in Social Work and Spanish from Greenville College in Illinois in 1995. She achieved her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2010 and was a Registered Intern supervising under Nancy Gordon until receiving her license in 2014. Jennifer worked for the Alternative Family Program at Gulfcoast Community Care, where she evaluated clients and opened cases for the Neighborly senior center, and was a youth director at a local church for 2 years. She did her internship at, and then worked for PEMHS (Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services, in Largo) for approximately 3 years in their adult inpatient unit and also in the Family Emergency Treatment Center, an outpatient adult program. She has been involved in training at TBCforCBT to provide DBT and other evidence-based treatments and continues to attend other, more intensive and advanced trainings.