Jennifer is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York and a nationally Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist. She brings over 20 years to her art psychotherapy practice as a visual artist, with a background in teaching, curating, and with a studio practice in mixed media and conceptual art. Becoming an art therapist was a natural progression for her after feeling for a long time that the process of making art was often more interesting and meaningful for her than the final product.
She has a BFA in general sculpture studies from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in visual art/design and technology from San Francisco Art Institute. She began studying expressive arts therapies at the New School and went on to completing her master’s degree in Creative Art Therapy from Hofstra University. Since then, she has worked in hospital, school and other community and clinical settings; including working with children and young adults with developmental disabilities, older adults with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and their families, people in treatment for substance use disorders, and other mental health issues.