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  • Jen Blaszczyk, MSW Intern

    The Personal:

    If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

    Fries because there are different styles and you can use different condiments for dipping, though cheese is my very favorite!

    How do you like to relax and unwind after your workday?

    After work, my favorite thing to do is catch up with kids so I can hear about their day and what interesting things they have on their minds. Once everyone is in bed, I like to do crossword puzzles on my phone while listening to a podcast or watch TV and crochet or knit.

    What do your weekends look like?

    Weekends are always family time with my two boys, my husband, and our dog Stanley Pup. Every Saturday night is family movie night and we eat a “snacky dinner” while sitting on blankets on the floor in the living room. I usually make an appetizer dinner with mini hotdogs, pizza bread, popcorn, pretzel bites with cheese, veggies with dip, and ice cream sundaes.

    The Professional:

    Jen (she, her, hers) is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree as a career transition after working in corporate human resources and then staying home to raise her kids for the last ten years. When she was in college for her undergrad, she wanted to study to become a therapist but chose a different career instead. When the opportunity arose to return to school, she jumped at the opportunity to follow her dreams and enrolled in the MSW program at Aurora University.

    Jen is passionate about providing neurodivergent affirming care and hopes to provide a collaborative approach to working with neurodiverse families meet their diverse needs. In addition to helping families, she hopes to work with neurodivergent adults as they explore and process their neurotype in relation to experiencing life in a neurotypical world. Jen plans to use a strengths-based and person-centered approach to therapy. It is important to her to incorporate attachment-based therapy with trauma-informed care.