Life is fluid, and as we move through it, we not only impact the environment around us, but we, ourselves, are changed by it. I believe we are most fulfilled when we are connected and present. Therefore, much of my work focuses on increasing our capacity for acceptance, compassion and mindfulness. We all experience difficult moments in our lives. While our struggles are unique and personal, they are also valuable opportunities for insight and change and can remind us of our interconnectedness and the power of shared experiences.
Examples of issues around which you may be needing support include...
- Working on increasing your communication skills
- Improving family dynamics
- Evaluating and repairing patterns in your intimate relationships
- Maximizing the impact of your parenting skills
- Reducing the impact that depression or anxiety has on your work and relationships
- Finding balance in your life and reducing stress
- Exploring career interests or changing jobs
- Getting better organized and increasing your motivation
"Jenn helped me take some of the most difficult and overwhelming situations that I've been faced with and supported me to step back and get refocused. I can't believe how much more manageable things became, once I got clear on things! She helped me so much. I moved through things that I never thought I could go through...and, she even made me laugh in my stressed out state!"
— A.J., client, Lynn, MA
I have experience doing trainings on a wide array of topics ranging from how to develop and evaluate interventions and programs to educational and motivational workshops using the most up-to-date information and cutting edge, interactive techniques.
Examples of recent trainings include...
- Substance Abuse Interventions
- Developing a Healthy Sexuality
- Emotional Intelligence
- Improving Organizational and Time Management Skills
- Effective Sexuality Education
- Establishing Effective Communication and Social Skills
- Navigating Difficult Emotions and Increasing Emotional Tolerance and Acceptance
"Jenn is a highly enthusiastic and vibrant trainer. She is terrifically knowledgeable and has a great command of the material. Highly attuned to various learning styles, Jenn can connect with everybody. I've never heard of anyone who walked away from one of her trainings without commenting on how valuable it was. Simply excellent!"
— Eleni Carr, Director, Children's Community Support Collaborative, Boston, MA
Technical assistance, capacity-building, program development
I have worked extensively with schools, state agencies and community-based organizations around carrying out well-designed needs assessments, capitalizing on community assets, implementing effective programming and accurately assessing and documenting the impact of interventions.
"Jenn's vast experience and her ability to ask insightful questions guided the design and development of our Youth Ambassador Program. Her attention to detail, superb grant writing skills and extraordinary commitment to working on this project were invaluable. As a result the project received full funding and continues to benefit the Somali youth community."
— Abdirahman Yusuf, Executive Director, Somali Development Center, Jamaica Plain, MA
Clinical and administrative supervision services
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have provided supervision services to individuals and agencies. My supervision style is interactive and encourages insightful, honest discussion of the challenges and rewards of working with individuals and communities.
"As my supervisor, Jenn has brought the perfect combination of clinical insight, thoughtfulness and humor to our weekly supervision. I fully trust her to push me to think differently, compassionately, and ethically about difficult clients and situations. Jenn's clinical supervision and expertise has been essential to strengthening and focusing my own skills as a social worker and I look forward to every time we meet.
— Alejandra Castro-Petmezis, client
For more information or to set up an initial appointment, contact Jenn directly.