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Pampas Grass

"Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it."
-Brene Brown

About Me

Jennifer Hoffman

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         Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Farmington, Connecticut

You don't need to run. I can help you claim your story and discover the experience, strength and hope already tucked within its pages. Your story is still being written. Some feedback and support could make a difference in how you, the main character, is portrayed. Are you the helpless victim or are you empowered and resilient?


I'm ready to help you write that inspiring, soulful ending. Let's get started. 

My Background

My own story has had many twists and turns, and, like yours, is still being written.


Being of service to others, having a sense of spirituality, and an intention to make an impact has been a natural part of who I am. I was raised by an inner-city minister who taught me to have respect for diversity and all walks of life. I was made keenly aware that everyone has a story of suffering and a need for hope and redemption. And that is the common thread running through us all. 


I became a therapist because I want everyone to have a place where they feel heard, seen, and validated. I know how important the right help is for our sense of belonging and acceptance. I've graduated from my own 'school of hard knocks,' and I believe that if I hadn't sought, and found, the right support along the way the road would have been even rougher.


My role as therapist isn't to tell you what's wrong with you. It's to make sure you know I see your struggle, I get what that emotional pain feels like too, and I am a willing companion, walking beside you, on this part of your journey.

I started out as a graphic designer and my projects in art school were always public health-related, but I ended up in a corporate job. After I realized I could die in my cubicle and no one would notice for days, I started feeding my soul through volunteer work with teens. One day, I decided that was more fulfilling and I started a journey of grad school and career change. My son was 5 when, as a single mom, I quit my job, took out loans, and attended Social Work school full time. I had one friend who supported this decision. Everyone else thought I was absolutely bonkers. That was almost 20 years ago.

My Purpose

Helping others is my purpose and I look forward to it each day. It's a far cry from that cubicle. Ultimately, I think the healing starts with the connection. So many of us feel misunderstood, invalidated, and unappreciated. We have had experiences and people in our lives that made us believe we are never good enough, or normal, or just okay. I'm here to listen to your story and be present for you. I'm here to help you rewrite those false beliefs. 


Being the Change

I love learning and I am always seeking more knowledge to help you heal. I consult monthly with experts in the field of EMDR and Dissociation and attend monthly peer supervision groups. I also invest in yearly trainings that will help me bring more to the 'therapeutic table,' and I seek my own awareness from the practice of meditation and studying Buddhism. I have 16 years experience as a school social worker and almost 20 years in private practice. I have been trained in Rational Emotive therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, and I became Certified in EMDR in 2018 and Hypnotherapy in 2022.


I give back by volunteering once a month at a local food pantry, and also by donating monthly to Women for Women International — where I sponsor marginalized women in third world countries to create sustainable change for themselves and their families. 

In my time outside work, I love to laugh, have fun, and go on adventures big and small. I love to cook, read, watch movies, attend cultural events, travel and be bonus mom to four children under the age of 16! Adding richness to my story is always the priority. 

Choose J Hoffman Therapy for a Better Tomorrow

My professional experience coupled with my own life experiences gives me wisdom, understanding, empathy and a genuine approachability.

I believe in the freedom that comes from getting to know ourselves better, and the acceptance of ourselves that helps us to live more fully. Let's do this! Call today!

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