Jennifer Lorey, LCSW, CEDS
Jennifer Lorey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) who has been working in her field for 20 years. Jennifer earned her undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hood College in Frederick Maryland in 1993 and her Masters of Social Work Degree from New York University in 1999. Having a passion for working with adolescents and their families, Jennifer began her Social Work career at The Phoenix House Foundation, Step One Program, an alternative high school / Intensive Outpatient Treatment program from inner city troubled youth. Jennifer held a position of both a primary therapist as well as the lead family therapist at Step One for 3 years. Jennifer also became a primary therapist in an additional after school outpatient and family program for new your city adolescents called the IMPACT program at Phoenix House until 2002. Continuing her passion for this work with adolescents and families, Jennifer joined The Caron Foundation working in their Student Assistance Program – a program geared towards education faculty, students and families on the dangers of addiction as well as a separate smoking cessation program. Jennifer spoke at both private and public schools through New York City and the surrounding counties while also facilitating the E.N.D. smoking cessation program for teens.
During this time, Jennifer began her private practice held on the upper east side of Manhattan working specifically with adolescents and their families around addiction and the associated issues. Jennifer’s career in helping those struggling with the disease of addiction continued at The Caron Foundation at The New York Recovery Center. Jennifer worked directly with a program called Road to Recovery, an organization that provided adolescents with an opportunity to work with musicians in recovery (writing songs, playing instruments ect) while also addressing the struggles with early recovery. In 2006 Jennifer made her move to South Florida working at Caron Renaissance as both a primary and family therapist eventually moving on to The Florida House Experience as a primary therapist working with adults and families. She also co facilitated the monthly family program and where she most recently held the position as the Clinical Director. Jennifer is also a faculty member of The Rosewood Institute and has spoken at conferences about the connection between chemical dependency and eating disorders and how to appropriately address each.
Jennifer is a long standing member of the National Association of Social Workers has served on the board of Directors for the South Florida Chapter of the International Association of eating Disorders and remains an active member. Jennifer is a Qualified Supervisor providing group and individual supervision for those who are seeking licensure in the state of Florida. She also is a CEU provider and offers workshops in the areas of addiction, eating disorders and creative therapeutic interventions in the treatment milieu.
Throughout all of Jennifer’s agency work, her focus has been not only on helping those clients who struggle with the disease of addiction, but also with the people in their lives that are impacted by it. Jennifer also has maintained her practice throughout the years offering serviced that address issues around eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.