Jennifer Funaro, LPA
Jennifer offers initial assessments, provides individual therapy, facilitates support groups, and teaches new psychoeducation classes. Her passion has been on understanding the mind-body connection, where her research focused on the interaction between trauma and violence and disordered eating behaviors. She completed her internship at the Duke Center for Eating Disorders and the Duke Child and Family Study Center, where she continued to develop her empirically supported clinical skills. Additionally she has experience working as a behavioral health specialist, where she developed wellness strategies in collaboration with medical providers (i.e. diabetes management, smoking cessation, sleep hygiene, trauma, and addiction).
All of her clinical work is founded in evidence based practices, more specifically utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) strategies. In addition to working with weight and eating issues, her professional interests include anxiety, trauma, depression, relationships, life transitions, eating disorders, mindfulness-based practices, and the interaction between psychosocial concerns and mental and physical illnesses.