Jennifer is a licensed marriage and family therapist, Program Director, and core faculty member at Antioch University Seattle in the Couple and Family Therapy program. She joined the faculty at Antioch in 2013. She has been practicing individual, couple, and family therapy since 2007. In her independent group practice in Tacoma, WA, she provides clinical services for individuals and couples with relationship problems, sexuality concerns, moving through life transitions, or other related issues. She also specializes in work with individuals who hoard and their families.
Jennifer has served as the Executive Director and co-founder of The Hoarding Project from 2011 to 2018 after earning her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She has published multiple articles in academic journals on hoarding, and completed her dissertation work on understanding the influences of unresolved trauma and loss and family dynamics on hoarding behavior. She earned her Master’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.
Jennifer currently serves as the Board President for the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; she has served on the board since 2017.