A Heartful Approach to Helping
Jen Perry builds on her clients’ values and strengths and teaches them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. Her approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.
In all her work, Jen brings a gentle and big hearted presence to assist with the overall health and well being of her clients. She has her own dedicated mindfulness practice, which she considers a vital component of her work.
For eighteen years, Jen has worked in a variety of settings including schools, wilderness and residential programs for teens, employee assistance programs, hospital units including inpatient and outpatient oncology, emergency medicine, and private practice. She has assisted individuals, families, and groups facing difficult challenges.
These have included:
- people struggling to manage anger and resolve conflicts well;
- adolescents coming of age in this fast-paced and sometimes overwhelming world; and
- individuals coping with major life transitions, such as parenting at all stages, college-age transitions, life after trauma, adjusting to health changes and disability, and end of life issues.
Jen is acutely sensitive to cultural, religious, and lifestyle differences. She holds Masters Degrees in Psychology in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2000) and in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University (2006) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.