My journey into the helping profession started as far back as I can remember. In high school I was selected as one member of an elite group of high school students that spent their senior year immersed in real world work experience and internship in the medical field. It was during that experience, I discovered my passion for social work. I began my collegiate educational path in 1996 at The State University of New York College at Brockport. It was there that I completed a double major in Social Work and Sociology. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2005 at the University at Buffalo with a special focus on mental health treatment. Since that time, I have experience working with a diverse clientele from my employment with: Child Protective Services, the Rochester City School District,  Unity Hospital, Rochester General Behavioral Health Services, Crestwood Children's Center, Monroe Community College and others. I have treated issues related to: grief/loss, personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders and much more. I have worked in the field of social work for almost 25 years and have worked with individuals over the entire life span. I have made it my life's work to be a student in the class of "life" and to share my eclectic style and interests with my clientele.

My extensive training includes (but is not limited to):

-Stress Management Techniques

-EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

-CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

-DBT Skills (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

-Motivational Interviewing

- Solution Focused Therapy



Jennifer M. Thompson,LCSW

Getting Lost and Finding your Path

I have always been fascinated by stories of others finding they were "lost" and then discovering a path back to their truth. I have been captivated by the idea of the very unique and very personal paths that we are all on in our journey through life. These paths are gifts and have been a unique thread that weaves together our life experiences. In my years of experience as a therapist, I've embarked on hundreds of journeys with my clients and I'm ready to start one with you. My passion in learning your story and your goals will help me to meet you where you are as we explore your path back to your authentic self.

Healing Path Counseling Services

About Jennifer