Returning Clinical Director, Jen McCormick

I am excited to announce that Jen McCormick will be returning to The Healing Center for an interim period as the Clinical Director.  Jen is renowned in the grief community for her expertise and we are thrilled to have her join us.  Her passion for The Healing Center and previous experience in helping build our group programming is a huge asset to the organization, and we are certain she is the perfect fit for the role.

Jen earned her MSW from the University of Washington in 2002. She began her career in community mental health and worked as a case manager for Sound Mental Health as well as a social worker at Harborview, UWMC, and Overlake on the inpatient psychiatric units. Jen served as an Emergency Department social worker at UWMC for several years and later moved on to work as a hospice social worker for Providence. During her time there, she volunteered at Camp Erin, a grief and loss camp for kids and adolescents. In 2013, Jen earned a post-graduate Certificate in Psychological Trauma Treatment from the University of Washington.

Jen served as Clinical Director at The Healing Center from 2013 to 2017, when she left to focus on building her private practice. She currently co-facilitates groups for Separation and Loss Services, conducts training for Art with Heart, and is a social worker with the Journey Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In addition, Jen has a part-time private practice with her dear friend and fellow UW MSW grad in the University District.

Here is what Jen has to say about returning to The Healing Center:

The Healing Center has always held a special place in my heart, and the choice to leave in 2017 was a difficult one. I love the opportunity I have had to create a thriving private practice in the past few years, and I find myself wanting to give back to the grief community in a bigger way. To that end, I was thrilled to meet Chase and learn about the opportunities available at The Healing Center now. I truly look forward to teaming up with Chase and working with the staff to grow The Healing Center to its full potential!

Please join me in welcoming Jen back to The Healing Center.


Chase Huffman

Executive Director – The Healing Center