Jena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management from Winthrop College. She moved to Richmond, where she was introduced to an occupational therapist. The rest was history. She attended VCU/MCV and earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1993. Jena has experience in a variety of settings and has had the pleasure of working with people of all ages. Her philosophy includes empowerment of the individual to better understand their illness, injury or disorder and to give them the tools or skills needed to reach their potential. Currently, she sees both children and adults with sensory processing challenges (as well as other diagnoses). She has advanced training or certification in the following areas: Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, The Alert Program for Self-Regulation, The Wilbarger Protocol, Heartmath-Heart Rate Variability Training, and Neurofeedback. Jena is married and has three VERY active boys – all of whom have taught her how to be a better person and a better OT! She enjoys spending time with her immediate and very large extended family, reading, walking her dog, and going to the beach.