WORKING TO HELP CLIENTS DEVELOP THE NECESSARY INSIGHT AND SKILLS THAT LEAD TO A FULFILLING AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. I provide a combination of psychotherapy and life coaching for individuals.
My psychotherapy training and personal experiences raising a child with special needs has led to my passion of helping others overcome life’s challenges. No matter how much we plan out our lives, it never works out the way we expect it to. My approach to supporting you is two-fold: I provide you with the tools, skills, and resources you need to achieve your goals; and I help you develop the necessary insight and coping skills so you can improve your emotional health.
I look forward to helping you move forward and live the life you want!
Jennifer Ianuzzi attended Clark University in Worcester, MA. She completed her masters in social work at NYU in 1993 and began working at the Staten Island Mental Health Society. She provided therapy to children and their families. She then worked at a day treatment facility in Westchester, NY with a population that better suited her interests as these children had more intense special needs. Jennifer spent the next four years working with a multidisciplinary team to provide individual, group, and family therapy. She left in 2001 after the birth of her first child to devote her time to being a full-time mother.
In 2005, after her third child was born with a rare genetic syndrome, Jennifer became very involved in the special needs community. She is passionate about redefining what it means to be a parent of a special needs child. She is an active blogger on Living Special Needs and has written dozens of blogs with brutal honesty and insight sharing her unique perspective with the community.
Jennifer has a particular interest in those individuals and families that have been impacted by a special needs child or adult. The unique stress and relationship dynamics that develop in those circumstances is an area that Jennifer can relate to and can provide unique insight and therapeutic support.
Jennifer resides in Connecticut with her husband and three children.
- My days of counting are numbered – Journal of Genetic Counseling in July 2012
- How To Become a Successful Parent Advocate For Your Child With Special Needs – The Mighty 9/29/16
- When I Realized Inclusion In The Classroom Wasn’t Right For My Daughter – The Mighty 9/28/16 and the Huffington Post on 10/4/2016
- Learning To Live With The Unknown Of A Rare Genetic Disorder – The Mighty 11/10/16
- To My Younger Self After My Child Was Diagnosed With A Rare Genetic Disorder – The Mighty 12/15/16
In the News
- Wilton mom starts support group for parents of special needs children – The Hour 7/7/17
- Managing the daily struggles of special needs children in a school setting
- The importance of meaningful inclusion in the school system
- Additional speaking engagements and workshops are available upon request