Jenny Almanzar- LCSW-R

Jenny Almanzar, LCSW-R, is the Director of The Journey Project at Family and Children's Counseling Services in Binghamton, NY.  She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in their Advanced Standing program in New York, NY.  During her first few years as Director of The Journey Project, Jenny brought evidenced based treatments to the program by implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and more recently Parent Child Interaction Therapy.  Jenny has been providing services since 2002 to child victims and their families, youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior and their families, as well as, adults who have sexually offended.  Jenny's clinical experience highlights her belief that addressing the family system is key to mitigating the impact of trauma, as well as, managing disruptive behaviors in children.  She has completed the University of Oklahoma's training for Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) in both school-age and adolescent models, and has integrated these treatment services into their ongoing work with youth with problematic sexual behavior.  Jenny is currently a Within-Agency Trainer for her agency and a national trainer and consultant with the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth in both the adolescent and school aged models.  Jenny advocates in her community with her community stakeholders, as well as, across New York State,  to meet the needs of children and adolescents with illegal and problematic sexual behaviors.  She is the co-chair of the Broome County Sexually Aggressive Youth Intervention Team, as well as a member of the multidisciplinary teams for the Child Advocacy Centers in Broome and Tioga Counties in New York.  Jenny was awarded her agency's Leadership Award in 2015 for excellence in leading her treatment team.