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At the White Picket Fence Counseling Center, we’re pleased to welcome several new therapists to our team. Just as everyone is made up of parts, our team is made up of members with different specialties and treatment styles. Whatever food or weight issues you’re dealing with, you’re sure to find your match here. Now let’s meet some of our new team members:
Janet McCurdy, M.Ed., M.S.
I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. I have both a Masters degree in Education and a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have an extensive background working with children with a wide range of needs and abilities, including children with special needs and their families within an educational setting. My clinical experience includes working with adolescent clients and their families addressing issues such as sexual trauma and abuse, cutting, eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders and communication issues.
I am committed to creating a supportive environment that allows my clients to feel safe in exploring and working towards resolving current and past issues. I support both adolescent and adult clients in their efforts to increase self-knowledge, develop skills needed to repair, rebuild and strengthen relationships, heal emotional wounds, and work towards living more satisfying lives.
I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Florida Counseling Association, the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Counseling and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.
Jennifer Patterson, B.S.N., R.N.
Jennifer is joining White Picket Fencing Counseling Center, LLC as a Graduate Student Intern from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Orlando, Florida, where she is currently enrolled in the Masters in Counseling Psychology Program. Jennifer’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and she graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she was selected the Outstanding Senior from the College of Nursing.
As a graduate nurse, Jennifer worked in the operating room as a member of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical team. She assisted in many open heart surgical operations and supported patients and their families during the experience. Jennifer ultimately became a private nurse for two heart surgeons and also for a plastic surgeon.
Jennifer also assists individuals with Celiac Disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, and Crohn’s disease. She provides assistance with grocery shopping, recipe conversion, menu planning, baking and cooking lessons, providing moral support in the process.
Jennifer believes in the medicine of the whole person – body, mind and spirit and is holistic in her approach to therapy. Her areas of interest are eating disorders, depression, personality disorders and addictions.