Jennifer Massey is the Director and co-founder of Still Wind Ministries. In addition to running her private counseling practice, she has served Still Wind in many capacities fueled by her passion for helping bridge the gaps to access and utilization of community mental health services in the upstate of SC. She believes mental health is a pillar of a safe and thriving community.

Jennifer serves as Director, BOD’s chair, and a Network Partner with Still Wind Ministries. She is currently seeking to decrease her roles by recruiting additional board members and a paid Executive Director. Jennifer provides mental health coaching, counseling, and training services to individuals, groups, and leaders through her private practice Jennifer D. Massey, LISW-CP Counseling.

Jennifer realized God was calling her to a healing ministry through her passion, opportunities, and this word; “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we receive from God,” (2 Corinthians 1:1-3).

Through her experiences, she developed an in-depth understanding of divorced families, blended families, military families, First Responders, ADHD, Neuro-different, people with PTSD, moral injury, and all types of abuse. 


Jennifer identifies as a European American, a Jesus follower, and an outdoorsman. She resembles an enneagram 5 with a dominant 6 wing and an ENTJ on the Myers Briggs. Her thinking style is systematic and methodical, and her communication style is concise and thorough. Jennifer intends to meet people where they are to help them map a path to improve their mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. She can understand complex concepts and convert them into practical analogies and realistic applications. To put her style into perspective, it can feel like a relationship engineer, a mind mechanic, or a story editor.


Jennifer has a humanistic understanding of people rooted in Family Systems and Internal Family Systems (IFS) theories. She utilizes modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindful CBT, Animal Assisted Therapy, and spiritually oriented psychotherapy to enrich a client’s experience. Sonny Boy, a King Charles Caviler, is her animal therapist. As a 2 on the enneagram, he adds empathy to her sessions with large doses of affection. The best use of her approach is through a continuum of services ranging from nature retreats to mental health training to intensive psychotherapy. She is experienced and enjoys customizing and developing curricula on mental health for other professionals.


Jennifer received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. She took her first social work classes while studying abroad at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Then received a Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama and became licensed 1999. She has worked as a social worker in children’s medical services, where she developed a broad set of crisis response and child abuse response skills. Then she worked in school-based mental health and later in child/adolescent outpatient mental health. She began private practice in 2008 and was an adjunct professor for The University of South Carolina MSW program. Her work experience spans a variety of settings, from medical social work to public and private mental health, non-profit management, and entrepreneurship. She is EMDR trained and has over 100 hours of experiential IFS training, including Level 1 Training. She is a member of an IFS-informed EMDR consultation group led by Bruce Hersey, LCSW.

Other Work

Jennifer is a member, and former board member, of the SC Society for Clinical Social Workers, the Clinical Social Worker Association, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Taylors, SC. She is blessed to be married to her husband for 16 years and has a loving family including step-children and an adventurous granddaughter.

To find out more about Jennifer D. Massey, LISW-CP Counseling, or request a consultation, visit her website or email at [email protected].