Jocelyn received her BA in Psychology and Child Development in 1998 and then received a Master’s in Social Work in 2002 and a second Master’s in Spiritual Psychology in 2014. She is licensed by the Board of Behavior Sciences, license # 24803.
Jocelyn's primary treatment modalities when working with couples and individuals include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Strength-Based, Soul Centered and Humanistic theories. An eclectic therapy approach allows her to choose a treatment method that best fits each individual's needs. When working with young children, she uses Experiential Play Therapy to help unfold the many complex issues that children are dealing with today.
Jocelyn has over twelve years of work experience in a variety of mental health settings while focusing on relationship dynamics and providing therapy to couples, adolescents and children. She currently works as a Psychiatric Social Worker for the Department of Mental Health as a therapist for adolescents and children in the foster care system. Prior experience includes therapeutic services for older adults with mental health issues using a multi-disciplinary approach. She worked for 9 years in the child welfare system for Child Protective Services, providing therapy with abused and or neglected children in foster care. She worked with families in various settings including in-patient and out-patient treatment centers.
Jocelyn frequently attends conferences and trainings to enhance her knowledge and is working towards publishing a book on relationships.