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About

Jennifer Brey is a master's-level professional counselor, licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as verified by 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  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 and New Jersey.  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 provider on CSTA 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 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 symptoms, but from uncovering, understanding, and processing the underlying issues and experiences that contributed to those behaviors in the first place. That is the goal that guides our work together."

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