Jenna Winarick is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with adults, adolescents, and children. She is currently a fourth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at St. John’s University and specializes in the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has intensive experience and background in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, anger, relationship difficulties, and general stress management. She has received intensive training in DBT with youth and adults. Jenna earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland where she graduated with a double major in Psychology and English Literature, and a minor in Neuroscience. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2015 with a specialization in Global Mental Health and Trauma.
Jenna has over seven years of experience providing evidence-based treatment to individuals, groups, and families. Prior to her externship at CBC, Jenna worked as a psychiatry extern at New York City Health and Hospitals/Queens in the Adult Outpatient and Inpatient Departments and the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department. She has also held positions in several clinically-based research laboratories dedicated to the treatment and assessment of those with a history of trauma. In addition to her work at CBC, Jenna sees clients at a community-based mental health clinic where she delivers evidence-based treatments and conducts psychological testing with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a wide range of psychological problems.
She is trained in Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), intensive parenting interventions, and is currently enrolled in a certificate program for Integrative Couples and Family Therapy at St. John’s University. She is passionate about providing the gold-standard level of care to each of her clients and aims to create a warm and genuine therapeutic environment.
Her research interests include the psychometric evaluation and properties of mental health assessments as they relate to diagnostic classification, treatment goals, and growth trajectories. She has presented her research at national conferences.