Jennifer Nilssen ~ Owner
Jennifer received her Masters of Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling in 2010, and pursued helping outside the school systems, full-time, through O-I-See Youth Strategies. She has extended her education through the American School Counselor's Association, Wisconsin Counselor's Association, Suicide workshops, and much more. She achieved her 2015 goal of officially incorporating a Non Profit called O-I-See Family Strategies, and her future goals include expansion of helping more youth through O-I-See Family Strategies.
Jennifer's passion for excellence and compassion for people is dedicated to making sure families and kids receive nothing less than the best. With pressures on youth, families, state systems, and educators more than ever, it is her goal to be the strongest advocate for parents and children while collaborating with the ever changing support systems. She believes in abilities verses disabilities, and she is also very certain that children are the true experts on what will work best for them. Sometimes all we need to do is ask, allow space/time to listen, and a creative and safe space for them to try their own ideas.
In her own time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family that includes a husband, two teenagers and a cat named Skylar. She also loves to tinker in the O-I-See Youth House gardens, traveling with her family, and loves to connect with nature via hiking or kayaking. She remembers one of her favorite work moments to be when a youth once said, "Ms. Jenny is strict, but fair...and she cares." Makes sense since she does everything from her heart, and it shows to every single person that comes to O-I-See Youth Strategies.
Jennifer's Motto: "We must be the change we wish to see in the world. We are the leaders the world has been waiting for." -Mahatma Gandhi