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About

Jennifer Brey (she, her) is a master's-level professional counselor, licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, listed in Psychology Today. She specializes in helping adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse.

Education

B.A., Psychology, Temple University | Minor: Sociology

M.A., Clinical Counseling Psychology, La Salle University

Biography

While Jennifer uses an eclectic and personalized approach, her practice is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  This theoretical framework explores how our thinking, feelings, and actions are connected to, and influence one another.  As part of doing trauma work, Jennifer gained experience helping those with a diagnosis of PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures)/Functional Neurologic Disorder. She is listed as provider here.

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.  She is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy.  PE is brief, intensive therapy designed and researched by Eda Foa and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety to reduce the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  She is listed as a provider on the CTSA website. 

Jennifer also practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for the treatment of PTSD, along with proven techniques from a variety of other therapies and disciplines, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Enhancement Therapy, and is Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed.

"I started my career in substance treatment where I saw firsthand how addiction can destroy careers, families, and health. But what I realized is that addiction was actually a symptom of something deeper.  Using drugs or alcohol was how many people had learned to survive and cope with unhealthy environments, mental health issues or unresolved trauma. In doing more trauma-focused work I saw how true that is for a number of "dysfunctional" behaviors.  They often begin as strategies to survive that eventually stop working or cause more problems later. True healing comes not just from managing symptoms, but from uncovering, understanding, and working through the underlying issues and experiences that contributed to those behaviors in the first place. That is the perspective that guides our work together."

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