Jennifer Brey is a master's-level counselor, licensed in Pennsylvania and verified by Psychology Today. She specializes in working with adults experiencing anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse issues.
B.A., Psychology, Temple University | Minor: Sociology
M.A., Clinical Counseling Psychology, La Salle University
Jennifer's practice is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy. Her theoretical framework explores how our thinking, feelings, and actions are connected to and influence one another. She has training and experience leading Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups: psychoeducational groups designed to improve women's understanding of trauma and build skills that allow them to recover from traumatic experiences.
Jennifer is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a certified Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. 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 (CSTA) to reduce the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Jennifer also practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Preprocessiong (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 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
"I started my career in substance treatment, where I saw firsthand how addiction can destroy careers, families, and health. But it was also clear that addiction was usually not the primary issue; more often than not, using substances was how the person had learned to survive and cope with mental health issues or unresolved trauma. True healing comes not just from managing substance use, but from uncovering, understanding, and processing the underlying issues that led to substance use in the first place. That is the goal that guides our work together."