Hi! My name is Jen and I've just earned by Bachelors in Social Work Eastern Connecticut State University which is also an accredited social work school. I have been on the Dean's list at my university for all four years and I and eager to use this knowledge to teach others. I have also been awarded a place in the Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work. I recently had an opinion editorial piece published in the Hartford Courant, the nation's oldest newspaper!
I have been sought by my teachers in high school, as well as college professors as a peer mentor and tutor! I primarily read over papers for grammar, concise writing, and structure! I have a background in human services, psychology, sociology and social work!
Hartford Dispensary, Substance Abuse Counselor
2018 - Present
I recently completed a 400-hour internship as a drug abuse counselor in a methadone maintenance treatment program setting. I was hired after the completion of my internship. I provide individual psychotherapy with adults who suffer from opioid use disorder. In sessions, the clients and I discuss coping skills, environmental impacts, and help develop their social network. I also run a pregnancy program within the clinic in which I provide weekly educational sessions with patients as well as individual sessions to expectant mothers on methadone.
Hartford Dispensary, Counselor- Intern
2017 - Present
I am currently completing a 400-hour internship as a drug abuse counselor in a methadone maintenance treatment program setting. I provide individual psychotherapy with adults who suffer from opioid use disorder. In sessions, the clients and I discuss coping skills, environmental impacts, and help develop their social network.
Hartford Dispensary, Life Skills Instructor
2014 - Present
I work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a day program setting assisting, them with everyday tasks. I also aid in their social skill development. I helped teach appropriate boundaries with peers and community members while creating a safe and comfortable learning environment.