Jennifer V. Kulka began working as a therapist at an outpatient County-contracted mental health clinic in April of 2017. She deeply enjoys providing individual and group therapy services to transitional-aged youth (TAY) experiencing severe mental illness, and assists with redeveloping the TAY program at her clinic.
Jennifer graduated from her Master of Social Work program in 2016, during which she worked for Planned Parenthood facilitating a Youth Organizing and Policy Institute, a Youth Leadership Academy, and providing direct patient care. In between work and class, she interned as a therapist at Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse.
Jennifer also interned at The Association for Community Housing Solutions, a nonprofit permanent-supportive housing provider for adults with severe mental illness. It was during her degree that Jennifer felt she had planted the seeds to become a catalyst for community change. After her degree, Jennifer moved to Australia where she gained experience in international social work and chased koalas, but she resolved to make San Diego her permanent home. Jennifer is interested in affecting policies that impact her clients and acting as a voice for those that she serves. Her passions are mental health, trauma, women's issues, and transitional-age youth.