Staff Member

Jennifer Batina, LPC-S, NCC

Clinical Therapist

As a Clinical Therapist at Hope House, Jennifer helps kids heal from trauma through the implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Positive Discipline, and Play Therapy. She loves helping kids be kids again, and gets so much joy from seeing breakthroughs and positive changes in their lives.

When asked about one of her most cherished memories from working at Hope House, Jennifer responded:
“I had one kiddo who was really struggling to talk about the most traumatic details she experienced. We had worked very hard for her to be able to tell her caregiver her story, and she was having a lot of anxiety. We found a way for her to share her story that was very unconventional, but it worked for her. When she graduated from counseling, we celebrated her bravery, and she left knowing that her caregiver would always stand by her side and support her.”

Jennifer received her Master of Education in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans in 2014 and is a Board Approved Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from LSU in 2005 and is a graduate of Saint Scholastica Academy in Covington.

Prior to working at Hope House, Jennifer worked as an academic counselor at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of New Orleans. She also worked for the St. Tammany Parish School System in the Kids in Transition program, which provides resources to kids identified as homeless.

In addition to her work at Hope House, Jenn is an active member in the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the current president of the St. Tammany Commission on Families, and a co-leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie troop. A life-long resident of the Northshore, Jennifer lives with her husband and daughter in Covington. She loves working on her garden and playing with her daughter.

Jennifer Batina, LPC-S, NCC