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 College 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. Ms. Kaplan began working part time in her private practice in 2011 and transitioned to full time in 2013.