Jennifer Jones earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Art History from Colby
College, and her Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from Smith
College. She completed her internships at the Yale Child Study Center, providing
outpatient therapy for inner city children and families, and Shoreline Community Health,
providing structural family therapy. Her masters’ thesis focused on the treatment of
traumatized children. In addition Ms. Jones trained at the Theraplay Institute in Chicago,
and has maintained a career long commitment to continuing education in
psychotherapeutic models, trauma, mood disorders, autism, learning disabilities,
mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has been a member of the National
Association of Social Workers since 1995.
Ms. Jones provides psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for children,
adolescents, adults, and families. Her clinical interests include mood disorders, grief
and loss (including animal bereavement), LGBTQ+ issues, women’s issues, autism and
other developmental disorders, learning disabilities, adoption and foster care, and
change of life issues, such as divorce, aging, job loss. Ms. Jones has been fortunate to
work with people from all over the world on diversity and acculturation. Jennifer believes
in the power of change and uses a strengths perspective and connection to help people
realize the change they desire to live better lives. She uses art and humor as part of her
therapeutic tool kit.
Jennifer is the adoptive mom of siblings with special needs and has a unique
perspective on parenting and living with challenges and trauma. She lives with her
family on a small urban farm outside Portland, Maine along with their chickens, ducks,
dogs, cats and various other four legged creatures.