Founder & CEO
Compassionate. Confidant. Capable. Caring.
– That’s Jennifer
Born and raised in Philadelphia, that’s where it all began. Growing up in a single parent household to the late, Ada Harris, at a young age she was destined for greatness. At a young age she knew she wanted to help others, it could be volunteering to teach the children Bible Class or going to a nursing home with her mom to sing songs to the residents.
Jennifer pursued higher education to become skilled in the areas of helping others. She completed a dual degree program and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Salisbury University.
She then joined the work force helping teen moms earn their GED, prepare for the workforce, learn ESL and empowered them to be the best mother they could be. Jennifer has advocated for those with developmental disabilities, ensuring appropriate care and employment opportunities.
From these experiences, Jennifer found a passion in helping other’s balance life’s daily challenges. In understanding the need for her passion to be fulfilled, she enrolled in LaSalle University, pursued and obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy with honors to continue her mission.
Jennifer gained a passion for editing at a young age as she would edit the books she got from the library. In 2009 she was appointed the Publishing Manager for Arnaz Publishing Group. She has assisted in publishing over 30 books.
In 2015, Jennifer launched Chozen Counselors Inc., a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, motivate, empower and strengthen individuals and families by way of one-to-one counseling, family sessions, workshops, conferences, literature and other events. Jennifer finds joy in serving at risk youth and families helping them achieve their goals as they inspire her to continue achieving her goals.
In 2020, Jennifer launched Jen Kares powered by Chozen Counselors, a live segment that premieres on Facebook and YouTube that brings the community to you. Conversations cover all areas of life.
Jennifer is a licensed minister and most of all she is grateful for the opportunity to help someone else.