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Jodi Flesner, MEd

Jodi Flesner is a doctoral candidate and Graduate Research Assistant at University of Missouri-St. Louis in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy. She served as the Interim Director for the UMSL School and Family Counseling Center in 2011 and has taught multiple master’s level courses, including Counseling Theories and Counseling Practicum. Her areas of interest include grief and loss, sibling bereavement, meaning-making theories/processes, and women’s issues. She is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who has done various clinical work, including individual and family counseling, group counseling, and bereavement retreats through BJC Hospice in a volunteer and doctoral intern capacity for three years. Additionally, she runs multiple support groups for children and families who have experienced a significant loss to death through a local grief organization called Kid’s Clubhouse.