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About

Hi, there!  I'm Jennifer Frary and would love to work with you.  I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of New York.  My private practice is an extension of my work in a variety of helping areas: substance use disorder, depression and anxiety, mental health concerns, domestic violence, eating disorders, codependency, and relationship difficulties.

I graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts from Houghton College where I majored in psychology.  From there I graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Roberts Wesleyan College.  My licensure was established in 2008.

My passion is helping people find their strengths and talents which promote healing from their present pain.

 
 

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I have spent more than 11 years in the helping profession. During this time I served individuals addressing not only their substance use behavior, but those with anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and much, much more. I am eager to help you achieve your goals!

Substance abuse disorders have been a primary focus of my most recent work. Recovery is a topic I would love to discuss with you. Please also visit my Facebook page at Thriving Therapy, PLLC for more information.

My practice is comfortable, safe, and open; a place where productive work can be done. Your goals are of the utmost importance. We will work together to put you first. Take time to be well. Take time to find balance. You're worth it.

An important part of my work is fulfilling what I believe is my calling.  I am a Christian woman, but I am open to working with individuals from all beliefs and backgrounds.  My faith can play a role in our discussions if you like, or it can simply be mine.  If you are at a point in life where you are examining spiritual or religious questions, I would be honored to walk along that path with you.

My husband and I are raising one son.  This means I struggle with many of the same things you do: seeking balance, self-care, coping in ways that aren't long-term solutions, and maintaining reasonable expectations of myself and others.

 
 

I work under the supervision of Joyce Wagner, PhD, LCSW-R.  Any concerns about your services may be directed to her at any time.  Her telephone number is (585) 733-9465.  Please note that during my supervision appointments I will be discussing cases, but will not disclose private health information.

 

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Private Practice established 2017

 

Clinical Supervisor March 2009August 2017

Recovery Counseling, LLC | 188 Genesee St, Auburn NY 13021

Providing direct clinical supervision to group therapists and primary therapists, assisting with their personal and professional development, also ensuring appropriate and effective services are provided to clients.

Clinical duties include: conducting evaluations, individual and group therapy, and communicating with, and making referrals to, other providers as needed.

 

Eviction Prevention/Housing Specialist February 2007- February 2009

Salvation Army | Rochester NY

The Eviction Prevention/Housing Specialist provides approximately $80,000 annually in financial and supportive services to individuals and families being threatened with eviction or in need of help securing housing after an eviction or have otherwise become homeless

Additionally, facilitated a group therapy session twice weekly for male perpetrators of domestic violence.

 

Mobile Outreach Specialist June 2005- September 2005

Rescue Mission | Syracuse NY

Transported up to 15 male shelter clients per day to doctor’s appointments and job interviews

 

Intern June 2004- September 2004

Ophelia’s Place | Liverpool NY

Acted as the first voice of the agency by answering phone calls and connecting with local news media regarding the agency’s eating disorder resource and support center

Created a resource center composed of hundreds of pamphlets and brochures

Co-facilitated support groups for individuals suffering from eating disorders

Developed and facilitated a Bible study for individuals affected by eating disorders

 

Licensure

The State University of New York Education Department: Licensed Master of Social Work #078116

Intensive CBT Certification Course completed 5/10/17-5/12/17

Mindfulness Certification Course completed 6/18/18-6/19/18

 

Relevant Activities

Elected member of the Cayuga County Community Services Board (CSB) 2017-2021

Participant and member of the Ontario County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 2017-Present

Special Contributor for the Auburn Citizen Newspaper 2014-December 2017

Guest participant at the OASAS Subcommittee of the CSB 2010-2017

Member of the CNYCC Care Transitions Coalition 2016-2017

Substance Abuse Agency Lead for the Drug Free Communities Coalition 2014-2017