Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
I am a NY State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut Professional Licensed Counselor and I hold a Doctorate in School/Clinical-Child Psychology. As a mother of triplets, I began my professional career because I was disappointed with the state of the field as far back as 1999.
I graduated from Columbia University, and Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Ferkauf Psychology respectively. In addition to working as school psychologist, I founded the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University (2007) in order to advocate for research and treatment for people with Sensory Processing Disorders (and more recently, Misophonia). Simultaneously I began the SENetwork (Sensation and Emotion Network) in order to facilitate researchers interested in sensory over-responsivity and related issues. This endeavor culminated in a developmentally oriented, cross-disciplinary conference that brought together researchers and clinicians
Following this model, in 2015 I began the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN). The IMRN is a network of researchers, clinicians, and advocates working together to support science that leads to treatment and better practice standards for the newly termed disorder, Misophonia. . Together with Misophonia International (a news site run by mental health advocate Shaylynn Hayes) we have developed a compilation of interviews with researchers, information packets for doctors and parents, and have offered two free Webinars in association with Duke.
Organizations and Awards: American Psychological Association, SPD/Star Foundation Advocacy award/2009 A2A (Adversity to Advocacy) advocate for SPD and Misophonia, Different Brains
I work with only theoretically grounded therapies but incorporate highly individualized treatment and coping skills for clients and their families. I truly enjoy my work and know what it is like to struggle with (or have loved ones with) various learning and neurodevelopmental problems. Please click on button below to see more about JJB Counseling and Consultation.