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Jen Gonzalez-Smith


I have experience working with children as young as 5 (including school settings) and families, adolescents, and adults. I have worked extensively with families involved in the DCF system. I’ve worked with individuals with special needs and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, and PTSD, both in the home across the State of Connecticut, and within a group home setting, and I hold a certification in TF-CBT. I enjoy being creative and assisting my clients in building coping skills, and I feel very lucky to work with each client that I meet. I also enjoy facilitating groups and am a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor.

I also have experience working with clients who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder and survivors of sexual assault, first responders, and the military. I am a certified victim advocate and a veteran, and I believe that taking care of people who have made this commitment is of utmost importance.

I enjoy giving my clients the space they need to work on the most important issues to them, and thoroughly believe in client-centered, strengths-based treatment. I also believe in allowing my clients the space for them to succeed and accomplish their goals. After all, the client is the expert on their life. Deciding to come to therapy is a big step for some people, and I recognize that. Come and see me when you’re ready.
Jennifer welcomes working with out-of-pocket clients on a sliding scale. you. scale.

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