Jennifer Funaro, LPA, is a licensed psychological associate offering psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults and adolescents. Jennifer has extensive training from many experts in the field and her clinical work is founded in evidence-based practices, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her passion has been understanding the mind-body connection, where her research focused on the association between trauma and disordered eating behaviors.
So often difficulties and struggles weigh individuals down and often lead to problematic patterns that keep us from living a full life. While trials are inescapable, it is possible to face them in a healthy and meaningful way. We will work together to create a life worth living by increasing your psychological flexibility, emotional courage, and connection with your values. Jennifer is committed to walking beside you on your journey, and will meet you with acceptance and compassion as you walk towards your goals.
Jennifer has expertise in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating difficulties, adjustment to or complications associated with medical illnesses, relationships, and life transitions. Additionally, she has experience working as a behavioral health specialist, focusing on the interaction between psychosocial concerns and mental and physical illnesses, and developed wellness strategies in collaboration with medical providers (i.e., diabetes management, smoking cessation, sleep hygiene, trauma, and addiction).
• Internship – Duke Health Pediatric Psychiatry and Duke Center for Eating Disorders
• M.A. – Appalachian State University
• American Psychological Association
• Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science
• Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies