Jessica Kaplan earned her Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2005. She completed her Masters in Social Work at Simmons University in 2008 secondary to completing two internships (at Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI and at Butler Hospital on the Child and Adolescent inpatient units, in Providence, RI). From 2008-2010 Ms. Kaplan was employed as a clinician at the North American Family Institute's Alternatives Program (a residential program for adolescents) in Providence, RI. Afterwards, Ms. Kaplan worked at the RI Family Court within the Mental Health Clinic completing court ordered evaluations for youth. She simultaneously provided cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents taking part in a research study named Project ITP and co-led groups therapies on healthy dating relationships for adolescents taking part in a research study named DateSmart. Ms. Kaplan opened her private practice in 2011 and enjoys working collaboratively with local school districts to educate parents, teachers and students on the many symptoms and strategies for coping with anxiety and stress.