Newsmaker: Jennifer Edmonds
Noteworthy: Edmonds will be inducted into Geneva College's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota during a ceremony on Feb. 6. The international honorary society for counselors focuses on the personal and professional development of its members.
Residence: New Brighton
Occupation: Licensed professional counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center of Western Pennsylvania
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, Duquesne University, 1995; master's degree in counseling psychology, Geneva College, 2001
Background: After graduating from Geneva with her master's degree, Edmonds worked as a therapist for Catholic Charities for three years before going to work as a counselor for Glade Run Lutheran Services in Beaver Falls in 2005. In 2012, she joined Samaritan's Rochester and Beaver offices while continuing to work for Glade Run. Edmonds counsels people of all ages and specializes in marriage and family counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, Psi Chi and the National Honor Society in Psychology.
Quote: “I am very honored and want to share this exciting news with my colleagues at Samaritan.”