Jennie is a licensed clinician and licensed foster parent. She started her mental health practice, Step By Step Counseling, LLC in 2009 in Missouri, focused on children, youth and families primarily involved in foster care/adoption.
Since completing her TAC Training through the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition in St. Louis Missouri in January 2021 Jennie was inspired to make changes in her service delivery, including creating a new service, “Parent Hub,” during the pandemic, as a central location where parents can find a safe space to find psychoeducation and other resources and interact virtually with other caregivers. Jennie has also added “community care” as one of the pillars of her practice, to encourage collaboration with providers and provide education to the larger community to promote positive mental health outcomes. She continues to actively support TAC by having her clinical staff complete the program – with four already completing, five currently participating in TAC cohorts and three set to start in 2022.