Jada Bruce is a second-year graduate student at LSU in the School of Social Work. She previously interned with East Baton Rouge Public Schools in the North region servicing elementary through high school students.
During her internship, she focused on making therapy more accessible to vulnerable populations, the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, the benefits of family systems therapy, and family advocacy. Her therapy techniques include free play through art and storytelling, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
In addition to social work, she currently owns a small fitness studio and oversees daily operations as well as personal training and group fitness. Over the past 10 years, she has learned how closely mental and physical health are related. Her time in the health and wellness space encouraged her to go back to school to become a more holistic and well-rounded service provider.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters Aubrey and Charlie, her husband Zack, and her dog, Pierre Thomas, as well as traveling, attending concerts and festivals, boat riding, and taking naps.