Dr. Jenn Stewart is a postdoctoral associate who has worked primarily with children and adolescents with a broad range of difficulties. Dr. Stewart has experience in delivering individual, family, and group therapy to individuals with OCD and Anxiety Disorders, as well as treating other mental health concerns such as Major Depressive Disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Encopresis/Enuresis, Insomnia, and ODD. Dr. Stewart also has experience working with caregivers on parenting practices in order to support children and teens with difficult behavior. Jenn works hard to create a therapy space for clients to feel validated and understood in their experiences. Jenn likes to incorporate humor and (when suitable) play into therapy, and she tailors treatment to each individual’s developmental and social/emotional needs.
Dr. Stewart received a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Cognitive Studies from Vanderbilt University, and she then continued on at Vanderbilt to earn a Masters of Education in Child Studies and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She then completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout her training, Jenn has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health centers, children’s hospitals, pediatric primary care and specialty clinics, and public schools. Dr. Stewart likes to employ a bio-psycho-social framework to working with clients, which works to consider all of the factors in an individual’s life that may be impacting their overall well-
being. She uses evidence-based treatments, rooted primarily in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including modalities such as the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Additionally, since Dr. Stewart primarily works with children and adolescents, she often takes a family-systems approach to treatment, working with caregivers to help integrate therapy concepts into the child’s environment and bolster support for the child.
In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her partner, daughter, and pup, Luna. Jenn is a Harry Potter nerd and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, disc golf, hiking, and eating delicious food.