Jamilla N. Thompson, LSW, has more than 18 years’ experience in child advocacy, crisis counseling, supervision and training. Mrs. Thompson joined Princeton Family Institute as an Associate Clinician in 2019.
She has an eclectic therapeutic approach that developed while earning a Master’s degree in International Community Development and working with families in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her work is also influenced by mission projects in Dominican Republic and Liberia.
Through her work at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Jamilla served formerly incarcerated adults seeking a “second chance” by assisting them with reintegration into the greater Newark N.J. community. While working for Youth Consultation Services, Jamilla coordinated community resources for children awaiting residential placements. She also assisted the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) with in-home risk assessments during the state’s child welfare crisis of 2004.
Currently, Jamilla is a middle school Social Worker where she is an advocate for children and families; giving them tools to navigate the world of special education.
Jamilla is committed to a mindfulness approach that helps individuals and families navigate a journey to a fulfilled and purpose driven life, in spite of traumas and interpersonal difficulties.
Jamilla continues her service to families and her community with the loving support of her husband and two children.