About Jennifer

Jennifer Maddox, LCSW, MASM is a resiliency expert.  For the past decade Jennifer has been working with families and individuals who have experienced significant trauma.  What she discovered is that her passions lie in helping individuals who feel burnt out, traumatized and fed up recover, find their internal strength and assist them in igniting their personal power so that they can go forth and light up their world. Meaning, that often it is through trauma or heart ache that we find our strength and understanding of the value and precious nature of life.

She also holds two Master’s degrees in Social Work from University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and in Specialized Ministry from Iliff School of Theology specializing in Peace and Social Justice and Pastoral Care, as well as, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.  She is an avid student of yoga, meditation and contemplative prayer and will begin her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2016.  Jennifer is a member of the American Psychological Association, Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work and The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  

"We never know how good we are until we are called to rise." -Emily Dickinson

Professional Affiliations

Member of: National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work, and the American Psychological Association.

Credentials / Education

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Colorado #1523

  • Licensed Social Worker, State of Colorado #427

  • Master of Specialized Ministry (MASM) – Peace and Social Justice, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) – Clinical Family Systems Concentration, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, Denver, Colorado

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, California

  • Associate of Arts (AA) Sociology, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California

Project Lumina

Jennifer is also the creator of Project Lumina a dynamic non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives and hearts of teen girls and women. She is a specialist in transformative learning with a unique gift for designing and delivering dynamic, interactive travel and experiental programs for girls that give participants access to life-altering experiences and that lead to embodied and lasting change. Jennifer co-leads a thriving and growing community of “Luministas” through her non-profit Project Lumina. She also holds two Masters degrees in Social Work and Specialized Ministry. Jennifer has a growing online video presence, as well as the author of several articles and blogs such as I Don’t Want (or Need) a Soul Mate & Here’s Why. Click on the “Blog” tab to read or watch them now She even has a few books in the works. Her forthcoming book, I’m Not Yet Dead: Rebuilding Life After Heartache is scheduled to be out in late 2016.

Jennifer wants to tell as many people as possible about the contagious power of owning your light and letting it shine for the world to see! She is available for speaking engagements, and celebrations or to talk with you one on one or with your group! Her time and space is limited so call now in order to book ahead.

*Project Lumina is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of empowering adolescent girls and women to learn to overcome obstacles, develop trust, value self-expression, and connect with their bodies. Project Lumina Adventures is a program within Project Lumina focused on developing courageous leadership skills for adolescent girls through the shared experience of international travel, of physical challenges through surfing and hiking, literacy promotion, service learning and community building. Check us out as we grow at www.projectlumina.org

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