Jennifer Truman, LSCSW, LCSW, CCTPIIJennifer Truman, LSCSW, LCSW, CCTPII
Lead Behavioral Health Clinician

“I don’t think you have a medical problem without a mental issue; they go hand-in-hand.”

The attraction of family and a strong desire to continue a +30-year career in multiple aspects of behavioral health have brought Jennifer Truman, LSCSW, LCSW, CCTPII, back to the Kansas City area from Arizona. There, she most recently served as Behavioral Health Director of Outpatient Services at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital in Tucson while also seeing patients in her private practice.

Known for her boundless energy— “I can’t just sit around,” says Jennifer—she learned of the opportunity to join Health Partnership Clinic from a friend and colleague in fall 2023. Serving others runs in the family. Her husband, children and their spouses all work in healthcare—either as administrators or providers of optometry, chiropractic and counseling services—with an affinity for serving the military Veteran community.

Proof of Jennifer’s commitment to patients and community lies in her multi-faceted career that includes both clinical and hospital roles, along with being a private practice consultant and psychotherapist. Along the way, she has specialized in the critical care areas of trauma, crisis management, alcohol and drug dependency, depression and hospice, among others. She’s served in development, management and operational roles, and even co-hosted a call-in show in the early days of talk radio focused on psychological issues.

Besides seeing behavioral patients of all ages at HPC’s Olathe office, Jennifer will provide therapy services and integrated care, which she defines as the onset of mental health issues from physical health concerns. “I don’t think you have a medical problem without a mental issue,” Jennifer says. She’ll also provide therapy services to HPC patients and administrative oversight.

Among her highest patient health concerns as she begins at HPC are the prevalence and effects of Fentanyl, human sex trafficking and the disinformation so readily available on cell phones, all of which prey upon peoples’ vulnerabilities. Conversely, she’s grateful that the same technology enables telehealth and readily accessible guidance.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life and Human Development and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. and a Master’s in Social Work, Advanced Standing Program, from The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. She is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the State of Kansas and is a National Drug and Alcohol Counselor II. Jennifer is licensed in the State of Kansas, Missouri and Arizona.

Soon to again make her home again in Kansas City with her husband, Jennifer enjoys outdoor activities including running, walking, horseback riding and hunting. An avid reader of fiction and non-fiction, Jennifer welcomes prospective patients to the HPC community and applauds them for taking the first steps to improve their health.