Jean Behrens, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings 28 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families, from diverse backgrounds. Throughout her professional life she has worked in community mental health clinics, schools, and private practice settings and has extensive experience in the field of hospice care, facilitating bereavement groups for schools, hospices and other organizations across Long Island. Jean has led many workshops over the years with a focus on children’s bereavement issues and has worked closely with various school districts on Long Island, educating staff on the intricacies of loss - both expected and traumatic.
Jean encompasses a strength-based, client-centered approach in her practice as a therapist and has a passion for empowering individuals. Jean pulls from a variety of treatment modalities to meet the specific needs of the individuals and families she works with.
“Jeanie” is a highly skilled therapist and is known for her engaging personality, caring demeanor and quick wit. She is a deeply spiritual person and enjoys using a holistic approach to treatment, incorporating mindfulness/meditation and relaxation training into sessions. No matter what the age or circumstance of her clients, Jean creates space for an authentic therapeutic connection that leads to change and growth.
Inherent in Jean’s work with those experiencing grief and loss, is the fundamental belief that people can incorporate their loss into a new phase of life, enabling them to carry the relationship and love of their lost one forward. Her clinical emphasis is on successful navigation of changed circumstances and relationships.Works With Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families and Couples