College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Jennifer Werries has been Contributing faculty at Walden since 2021, has been a practicing clinician specializing in the treatment of trauma, and teaching counselor education since 2011. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands, a M.A. in professional counseling from Seton Hall University, as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Music from the University of Illinois. She is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and Oregon, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS), EMDRIA EMDR certified, and a Board-Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMH).
She is the founder and owner of a private practice and has considerable experience supervising master’s, doctoral, and clinicians working toward full licensure. In her previous faculty positions she served on several dissertation committees, worked with curriculum development and CACREP standards alignment, as well as Title IX advisory board. She has held leadership positions in state professional organizations and worked in her community raising awareness and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as serving on a task force aimed at reducing the stigma of mental health. Areas of publication and presentation experience include treatment of trauma, theoretical orientation, clinical supervision, multicultural competency, online counselor education, and infusion of technology into the teaching and supervision process.