Boston College – Undergraduate degree in biology and psychology
University of Vermont and Plymouth State University – Master’s degrees in social work and education
Jennifer directs Mountain Valley’s admissions process. She works closely with families as they consider Mountain Valley as a treatment option for their child. Additionally, Jennifer is responsible for program integrity, overseeing program outcomes, psychiatric services, and ensuring Mountain Valley is meeting licensing and accreditation standards. A seasoned and diversely trained clinician and senior administrator, Jennifer is one of the members of Mountain Valley’s original leadership team, initially serving as Clinical and Operations Director.
Jennifer obtained an undergraduate degree from Boston College in biology and psychology and has Master’s degrees in social work and education from the University of Vermont and Plymouth State University. She is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire and has worked in adolescent residential treatment for over twenty-five years in various clinical, administrative, and supervisory roles.
In 2015, Jennifer received the Excellence in Service Award from the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). Jennifer is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF).
Jennifer’s diverse clinical trainings and experiences include: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Affect Regulation: A Guide to Education and Therapy (TARGET), a research based intervention for adolescents and adults who have experienced psychological trauma; Aggression Replacement Training, an evidenced based group model that focuses upon social skills and anger management skills. Jennifer’s passion is partnering with adolescents to effect change and growth that will assist them in creating balance as they transition from Mountain Valley with hope and confidence.
Jennifer and her husband, Rob, have three children: Dylan, Nolan, and Sydney.