Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Educational Background: My education and career began with the focus of working with animals. While pursuing undergraduate studies in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, I worked as a horse trainer and veterinary technician. Through these positions I realized that in addition to animals, I was inspired to guide and support people. I went on to obtain a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland. I later completed post-graduate studies in animal assisted therapy and equine assisted psychotherapy. My current private practice, based in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, incorporates services to improve the well being of both humans and animals.
Central to my psychotherapy practice is my passion for serving children, teens, families, and women. While my services include traditional methods such as Cognitive Behavioral techniques and psychoanalysis, I believe the most effective modality for change is often through interacting with animals and nature.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: Horses offer unconditional support in working through relationship patterns and emotional difficulties. You, your child, or your family, will be guided to improve coping mechanisms, develop healthy attachments, and to live an empowered life.
Animal assisted therapy: Working with either my animals or your own family pets has proven to be instrumental in helping those who suffer from depression or anxiety or who have experienced a loss due to divorce, illness, or trauma.
Teen therapy and Mentoring: Throughout my 15 year career working with teens, I have received training in treating sexual trauma, adoption and attachment, as well as effectively serving persons on the Autism spectrum. I discovered that the best way to create permanent change for your child is with out-of-the-box, or more specifically, out-of-the-office methods. Because adolescents often have difficulty in a traditional office setting, they feel more open to therapy when in their community environment. I am available to pick your child up from school, to meet in a park, or in your home. Some examples of mentoring activities are hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, or simply going for coffee. Whether I am helping them job hunt or accompanying them to a meeting with their school counselor, I will be working intensively to help your teen resolve their difficulties. Finally, I believe that parent education and involvement are integral components for an effective treatment plan.
For more information about how I can help you, your child, or your adolescent, please visit my website www.jennykey.com or feel free to email or contact me directly.
Watch my webinar on supporting children and teens who struggle with anxiety:
A discussion on successfully parenting in a blended family:
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