Jenna DeVore, MSW, is a Registered Clinical Social Work Supervisee specializing in trauma-informed individual, couples, and family therapy. With a deep passion for helping others overcome life challenges and achieve well-being, Jenna draws from a diverse professional background that provides valuable insights into the complex spectrum of human experiences and the mind-body connection. She understands the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and physical health, as well as the impact of social, cultural, and environmental factors on individuals, families, and communities.
In individual therapy, Jenna utilizes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Mindfulness-based interventions, and an empowerment-oriented perspective. Her approach focuses on building clients' existing resources and resilience to foster positive and purposeful change.
In couples therapy, Jenna integrates three powerful therapeutic approaches: the Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). By combining these methods, she helps couples establish strong emotional connections through effective communication and conflict resolution strategies while exploring individual inner dynamics and healing emotional wounds. Jenna's holistic approach aims to facilitate healthier relationship dynamics and individual growth, leading to deeper intimacy, understanding, and lasting relationship satisfaction.
Throughout her career, Jenna has worked in various settings, including substance and alcohol use treatment clinics, hospitals, medical specialty offices, hospice care, and post-secondary education. She has provided individual and group therapy to clients dealing with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and substance use challenges. In addition to her clinical experience, Jenna is committed to advocacy and social justice, addressing systemic issues that impact the health and well-being of marginalized individuals and communities.
Jenna strives to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their challenges and strengths, develop skills and resilience, and achieve personal growth and well-being. She adopts a solution-focused/problem-solving perspective and implements trauma-informed practices to help individuals navigate life's challenges. Compassion and empathy form the foundation of her therapeutic relationships, and she is dedicated to fostering a safe and welcoming environment.
Jenna holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Currently, she is working towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia under the supervision of Dr. Shamal Nazo Psy.D, LCSW.