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I am passionate about offering disability/worker's compensation, fitness for duty to return to work, independent psychological, pre-adoption, pre-surgical, and third party reproduction services. As a rehabilitation and health psychologist, I use a "Guiding Framework" (Jutte et al., 2013) to inform each of my assessments, allowing for a comprehensive and holistic evaluation of each individual who is referred.


My background and passion are in providing care within an interdisciplinary team with a focus on assisting individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions. I have experience and expertise in working with individuals with critical illnesses and injuries. We will work together to improve your adjustment to disability, your overall quality of life, and engagement in meaningful pursuits.  


I am available to provide expert witness chart review for cases related to delirium, critical illnesses, catastrophic injuries and related long-term outcomes such as PTSD, anxiety, functional disability, depression or questions pertaining to return to work.


I have expertise working with medical and allied health professionals through individual care, consultation, and group formats. I can assist you with your own psychological care and also can provide consultation for working most effectively and compassionately with your patients. Together we will determine the best fit for your needs.



I am one of only a few psychologists in the United States with expertise in outcomes associated with critical illnesses/injuries. I offer (1) intervention for survivors; (2) consultation to family members while their loved one is in the hospital and afterward; (3) consultation to providers and medical systems.


I provide Health & Behavior assessment and intervention for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. My approach is grounded in empirical research and guided by compassion and empathy.

Health & Behavior intervention includes identifying and modifying thoughts and behaviors that relate to your physical problems. This therapy is not psychotherapy, which addresses mental health problems. If needed, you can also see a psychotherapist for mental health concerns.

Balint Group Facilitation

A Balint Group is a purposeful, regular meeting among medical/mental health/allied health providers with discussion of any topic that occupies a provider's mind outside of his or her usual clinical encounters. Individuals or organizations may contact me to coordinate facilitation for your provider group.

Critical Illness Survivors Support Group

If you are a survivor of the ICU or a caregiver/family member, this group is for you. This group is for anyone who has experienced a critical illness or their support people (e.g. spouse, children, friends/family). This group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about critical illness, intensive hospitalization, and recovery.

Dr. Jennifer Jutte is one of only a few psychologists in North America who specialize in treating patients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment AFTER intensive care hospitalization/critical illness. She is an expert in psychological assessment and in the delivery of specialized psychological services and she combines a sharp intellect with a warm and nurturing persona. She is outstandingly capable and will put clients at ease, as she supports and guides them on their way to healing and wholeness. Please consider her as a referral source - I certainly will.

James C. Jackson, PsyD ~ Director of Behavioral Health, ICU Recovery Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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