Jennifer Reynolds, LCSW

Jennifer Reynolds, LCSWJennifer Reynolds, MSW, LCSW-C specializes in adolescent and adult services, using evidence-based practices, mindfulness, grounding, and somatic techniques. She is a 2013 graduate of the Master of Social Work program at the Catholic University of America. Ms. Reynolds joins CFA from Sheppard Pratt’s Trauma-Informed School Program based in Montgomery County, Maryland. At Sheppard Pratt, Ms. Reynolds provided therapy for adults, and adolescents whose school performance and outcomes were significantly impacted by PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief.

At CFA, Ms. Reynolds plans to continue her work with adults, adolescents, and their families through partnering with her client as they heal from and grow through a broad range of emotional and behavioral challenges and stressors often caused by loss, difficult relationships, work, school, life changes, and other external circumstances. When compounded, these can result in increased anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation, anger, fear, worry, hopelessness, and other distress.

Ms. Reynolds believes a trusting and cohesive relationship between therapist and client is essential in the therapeutic process. Within this relationship, she uses an integrative approach to facilitating psychotherapy which includes assessing client’s presenting issues, diagnosis, history, relationship and communication history/patterns, attachment style, and social support. This information helps her determine the potential theoretical approach rather than applying a “one size fits all” theory. She uses a variety of modalities, as appropriate, to achieve a client’s treatment goals in a safe, empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental environment of mutual respect and trust. Ms. Reynolds also works with her clients to develop effective and practicable coping skills and strategies that promote her clients living and enjoying a more balanced and intentional life.

Ms. Reynolds started her professional career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the US Navy.