Located in Bellewood Office Park near downtown Bellevue
2025 112th Ave NE, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Jen graduated from Seattle University in 1992 with a BA in Psychology. While attending SU, Jen volunteered at a school for homeless children which sparked her interest in the social / emotional needs of children in transition and crisis. Jen's senior project, The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families, further fueled her curiosity into the mental health needs and concerns of people in her community. Upon graduation, Jen broadened her "community" by filling her passport with adventurous world travels. Observing family customs and rituals, eating street food and hitching rides on local transport, all solidified Jen's desire to learn how people and families function.
Jen graduated from Bastyr University in 1997 with a MA in Counseling. She interned in a day treatment program for 3-5 yr. olds and as a Child and Family Therapist. Jen has worked as a child and family therapist in community mental health, school based mental health, home-based family therapy, private practice and as a school counselor in an international school. She has facilitated parent groups and coached many parents of children and adolescents.
Combining her interest in various cultures and counseling, Jen completed the coursework for an Ethnic Minority Specialist certification offered through the University of Washington School of Social Work.