healing | growth | wellness
Jen Packard, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. My therapy practice is rooted in the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals. No matter what your presenting concerns or focus of treatment, I will incorporate principles of trauma-informed care into our working relationship including:
Safety (Physical and Relational)
Trustworthiness and Transparency
Collaboration and Mutuality
Empowerment, Voice, and Choice
Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Trauma and Stress
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified
Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)
Trainer and Consultant
Columbia University School of Social Work, 2008, MSW
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1999, BFA, Contemporary Dance
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.