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Jennifer Forstrom D’Agostino, PhD Candidate, MS, LMHC, NCC


Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Political Science from Northeastern University. She completed a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Pace University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Mental Health Counseling at Pace while continuing to work for a non-profit, foster care agency in New York City. Jennifer is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, non-profit agencies, residential programs, colleges, universities and in private practice. Additionally, Jennifer has a private practice in Westchester where she works side-by side with her certified therapy dog, and rescue pit bull, Champ.

Jennifer’s research interests include exploring the use of animals to facilitate positive
therapeutic change, animal-assisted therapy, equine-assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic
horseback riding, ecotherapy mindfulness based cognitive therapy and trauma-informed