Executive Director and Faculty Member
PhD, LCSW, 2008 GTIP graduate
Clinical Social Work Direct Practice and Supervision in diverse settings, including community health care, small non-profits and private practice.
Jennifer C. Jones, PHD, LCSW (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of The Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia (GTIP), as well as a faculty member and an alum of the training program. Since graduating from GTIP in 2008, Jennifer has provided clinical supervision for staff at various mental health agencies and group practices, and she currently provides supervision as well as psychotherapy in her private practice in Philadelphia. For the past 20+ years, Jennifer has worked predominantly with individuals who identify as: lesbian, gay, queer, or bisexual; transgender or gender non-conforming; a person of color; struggling with class oppression; a person living with a positive HIV status, and/or healing from childhood pain. She has conducted and co-facilitated numerous workshops and trainings on topics such as: suicide assessment, sexual abuse, trauma, grief and loss, harm reduction in the context of therapy, embodied Gestalt Therapy with individuals identifying as transgender, trauma-informed care in medical settings, sex work affirmative care, working with people living in poverty from an economic human rights perspective, and using Gestalt Therapy principles to attend to the ways race shows up in therapy. Jennifer is currently excited to be learning all she can about the use of psychedelic- and plant-based medicine-assisted psychotherapy to support the healing of trauma, anxiety and depression. As a cisgender, queer-identified, mostly-able-bodied, highly-educated, multiracial Black person who is dedicated to building a better society for every one, Jennifer is a proud member of Put People First-PA! and is committed to organizing across socially constructed identities with other poor and dispossessed people to fight for all of our economic human rights!