Program Director & Founder
Jennifer is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling Intern, License # 36615, supervised by Polly Adams, LCSW, LMFT. She graduated from Eastfield College with a degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. Jennifer has received a President’s Gold Medal and Volunteer Service Award for her work toward creating Healthy Futures for those who are incarcerated. Jennifer is also a member of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, through the Dallas TAAP foundation.
After struggling for several years with an eating disorder, drug addiction, and an abusive relationship, Jennifer served 15 months in a Federal Prison Camp for drug charges. While incarcerated, Jennifer had the privilege of participating in one of the nation’s top treatment programs. Here she was immersed in an intensive 9 month Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program that taught her how to challenge self-defeating thoughts, cope with traumatic life events, and live a life of purpose. Jennifer now has 8 years of sobriety, 2 beautiful children, and a supportive husband of 7 years. Since her release from prison, Jennifer has sought to work inside the jail systems to provide other women the same chance at recovery that was given to her. Jennifer enjoys working with women who struggle with substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorders and helping them find meaning in their suffering so that they can live a life of purpose post-release.
After working with the Resolana Program at the Dallas County Jail as a mentor and intern, Jennifer has sought to bring similar programming to Kaufman County. To accomplish this goal, Jennifer worked with members of the community to create The Purpose Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
- Trauma Informed Care
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Case Management
- Motivational Interviewing