Northern Light Primary Care in Unity welcomes Jennifer Turner, LMSW-CC, a licensed master social worker, to its team. Turner was the Unity practice manager for the past five years and has transitioned into this new role. She has been with Northern Light Inland Hospital for 21 years.

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Turner earned her undergraduate degree in social work at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of New England. She is state licensed.

“I want to be a part of changing the stigma around mental health/behavioral health. It is an honor to be ‘allowed’ into a patient’s world and be a part of their health care journey, one I don’t take lightly. It is important to listen, then listen more. I enjoy coming alongside the patient to help them reach their goals while providing a safe place with no judgement,” said Turner.

Turner is a generalist social worker who provides individual therapy. She works with patients, ages 10 years and older, who have all types of symptoms and diagnosis, such as: substance use, grief and chronic illness. She also has experience working with learning disabilities and challenges. She will be seeing patients in-person at the Unity practice with telehealth as an option.