Jenna Salek, LCSW
Jenna is a licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from Boston University's School of Social Work and has been privileged to work with clients as a therapist since 2015.
Jenna has worked in community mental health settings in Boston and Chicago, working across the life span with children, adolescents, and adults as well as providing supervision to student therapists and training to providers including interpreters and attorneys. She has experience working with individuals who are managing anxiety, depression or navigating life stressors related to transitions such as graduating high school, starting a first job, or becoming parents.
Jenna is also passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma and is a nationally certified provider of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She also specializes in providing services to immigrant and refugee youth and young adults who have experienced trauma in their home countries or along their migration journeys. Her experiences with clients from around the world have informed her approach to cultural humility in the therapy space as well as her unwavering belief in every individual's capacity to heal and to grow. Jenna also enjoys working with providers in the helping professions who may be managing the impacts of secondary traumatic stress.
Jenna’s approach combines strengths-based, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral strategies. She believes every individual is the expert in their own life and in meeting individuals where they are. She works together with her clients to collaboratively develop a treatment plan and she hopes to create a therapeutic space where there is warmth and safety so that she can best support clients to build insight, problem solve, and take steps to heal and create change in their lives.
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