Jennifer Firestone is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) with over 26 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has provided therapy in various settings, including hospitals, therapeutic foster care, a residential treatment facility, and a private nonprofit agency.
Jennifer specializes in pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults, and couples. Working in individual and family formats, Jennifer has experience with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, complex and overwhelming situations, self-esteem issues, bullying, trauma, LGBTQIA, chronic/severe physical health issues and illness, loss, and life transitions. Jennifer also provides premarital counseling and works with couples of all ages, orientations, and genders wishing to improve their communication, conflict, infidelity, sexual intimacy issues, parenting issues, and on the brink of divorce. Jennifer helps couples with transitions, including separation, divorce, and co-parenting.
Jennifer has been training in Relational Life Therapy (RLT) for over ten years and is certified in this modality. RLT focuses on the primary relationship with oneself and the impact that has on interactions and relationships with others. RLT considers childhood wounds, traumas, the family of origin, healthy and not-so-healthy communication skills, coping skills, and the ability to be relational and manage emotions. Bringing her authentic, genuine self into the therapeutic relationship and setting creates space for healing, growth, and change to establish healthy, satisfying, and more fulfilling relationships.
Jennifer also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-focused – CBT, person-centered, supportive therapy, mindfulness, brief strategic family therapy, and grief therapy to tailor treatment and interventions to the client’s wants, needs, and goals. She is also a certified facilitator of Prepare/Enrich.
Jennifer received her master’s degree in social work in 1996 from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her bachelor of arts and social work with a minor in Psychology in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Address: 3930 Knowles Avenue, Suite 200, Kensington, MD 20895
Licensed in Maryland and Virginia