Jenny D'Olympia, PsyD, LP, HSP, LMHC

Jenny D'Olympia

Jenny D'Olympia, PsyD, LP, HSP, LMHC

Director, Military and Veterans Psychology Concentration and Train Vets to Treat Vets Program

Jenny D’Olympia, PsyD, LP, HSP, LMHC, is the Director of the Military and Veteran Psychology and Train Vets To Treat Vets Programs, Assistant Professor, and Associate Chair of the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department. She is also a graduate of William James College, where she earned her PsyD in clinical psychology.

Jenny has been in the mental health field for nearly 18 years, during which she has had the opportunity to work and train in a diverse range of settings the most significant of which was counseling veterans returning from Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF) at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston Vet Center. In her work at the Vet Center she counseled over 800 unique veterans and their family members and created and presented over 1,400 hours of television, radio, and live presentations in an effort to educate veterans and the public about war readjustment and Post Traumatic Stress. Her extensive outreach and networking within the circle of veteran and military support systems in Massachusetts facilitated the introduction of mental health care services to nearly 100% of returning Massachusetts National Guard members at the height of their roles in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Additionally, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), she volunteered to be a part of the New England VA Vet Center training committee, responsible for developing and delivering 12 one-week continuing education courses for over 250 readjustment counselors and their supervisors from across the region. Most recently, she has had an opportunity to teach combined Masters and Doctoral level courses in the Military and Veterans Psychology Program at William James.

Prior to her career in mental health, Dr. D’Olympia served in the United States Air Force Special Operations Command as an intelligence officer charged with supporting Special Tactics operators across the spectrum of combat and training operations. She served two deployments to Oman and Afghanistan in support of the 720th Special Tactics Group. She also served as an instructor for the Air Force Special Operations School and in the Air Force Reserves for a combined total of 9 years of service. Her extensive experience with service members, veterans, and their families has given her deep insight into the specific mental health needs of this underserved population. She is also married to an Air Force member of 20 years and together they have three children.

Learn more about Dr. D'Olympia on her faculty profile.