Jennifer’s experience with at-risk youth and the myriad of issues that they are faced with will be an invaluable addition to the Pacific Quest team.
Hilo, HI (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
As a world renowned therapeutic wilderness program for struggling adolescents and young adults, Pacific Quest is pleased to welcome Jennifer Marrero, LPC as a Primary Clinician. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a dual Masters in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. Jennifer is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Gender Studies.
Prior to joining the Pacific Quest clinical team, Jennifer worked as a Lead Psychotherapist for an outpatient mental health clinic working with children, adolescents and adults with sexually maladaptive behaviors. Jennifer also has experience working as an adjunct professor in the behavioral science and psychology departments at Argosy University and Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Jennifer has experience providing individual and couples therapy and is respected for her work with gender identity, trauma, and sexual abuse.
Jennifer is a nationally certified counselor and clinical member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) as well as the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Executive Director and Co-Founder Mike McKinney commented, “Jennifer’s experience with at-risk youth and the myriad of issues that they are faced with will be an invaluable addition to the Pacific Quest team.”
About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.