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Jennifer Hanks, LCMHC

Jennifer has a long-standing history of working with adolescents in various capacities including her work as a residential staff in a therapeutic school. Her love language is humor and has perfected the balance of being lovingly direct. 

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at Weber State University. Throughout her undergraduate career, Jennifer participated in extracurricular activities including teaching adolescents about the development of the brain. Having a love for neuroscience and wanting to deepen her understanding of the connection between the brain and behavior, Jennifer went on to attend Westminster College studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jennifer has since received additional training in psychodynamics, CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, EMDR, LGBTQ issues and Attachment theories. She also enjoys using experiential therapeutic approaches and is trained in the art of sandtray .

Jennifer’s experience prior to New Haven gave her the opportunity to be in a variety of settings, including outpatient, hospitals, and residential with various populations of people. Because of the diversity in her training, she uses an eclectic approach to therapy and recognizes everyone has a different need. Underneath the various treatment modalities, she believes everyone can find peace and experience healing in their lives. She knows how to help her clients see that finding peace and healing requires accepting and challenging various limitations we experience as humans. 

Outside of work you will find Jennifer in the outdoors hiking or fishing. She also loves spending time with her family, reading, and taking road trips to explore the beauty of Utah.