Jennifer Greene, LCSW
Sometimes it feels counter to our instincts to reach out during a difficult time. It can be easier in the short term to curl up within ourselves, but this prolongs suffering. Reaching out and being open can feel uncomfortably vulnerable, but paradoxically there is huge strength in this vulnerability. I have been fortunate to have over 14 years of experience working with individuals who have taken the chance to reach out. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have extensive clinical experience treating individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, developmental trauma, suicidal thoughts, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, NSSI, grief and loss. I find that diagnoses are a convenient way to discuss clusters of symptoms, but that they do not give a wholistic picture of a person. I use a person-centered approach, meeting individuals where they are, not where a diagnosis says they are. I strive to help individuals not just find the absence of difficult symptoms, but a life that is joyful, mindful, and connected to others.
Study after study shows that the relationship in therapy is what leads to change, rather than the specific therapeutic models. My therapeutic interactions are genuine, empathic and nonjudgmental. I use a solution-focused, strength based, trauma informed approach that draws from Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Theory. I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Smith College, and have certifications in treating NSSI and Traumatic Stress. I also provide supervision for other therapists in my field .
Outside my work as a therapist, I love spending time with my family and pets, being outdoors, practicing Pilates, and getting messy with ceramics.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904009076
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We work well together
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Very helpful in time of need and understands what you're going through.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Jennifer is amazing, she really listens to me and she gives a strong support and great advices. Highly recommended!
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 10 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Jennifer Greene is one of the most insightful and understanding therapists I've had in over 10 years of therapy. She's so kind and has given me different outlets and tools to help myself. I feel heard when talking with her. HIGHLY recommend.
Written on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Jennifer consistently displays a deep care and understanding in my needs. I always felt validated when speaking to her. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone I know seeking assistance.
Written on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Really enjoy working with Jennifer. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to start therapy or has many year experience. Extremely insightful and intuitive
Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue