Jodi’s passion for the NPE population was born from her own 2016 DNA discovery, leading her to create the Sex, Lies & The Truth podcast, the Finding Family blog on Psychology Today and pioneering the only clinical training for mental health professionals she coined Parental Identity Discovery™. Jodi uses her expertise to guide people and their families through the unique and challenging process of discovering surprise DNA revelations and the necessary skills to cope with the them.
Jodi received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2001 from Dominican University in San Rafael and obtained licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004. She is recognized for an empathic and direct style in connecting with clients and is skilled at dealing with difficult issues in trauma and family dynamics. Trained by EMDR founder Francine Shapiro, she is an expert in addressing grief, trauma, feelings of belonging, rejection, worth and self-esteem.
Jodi is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California.