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Harnessing the Power of Your Emotions
Jennifer Lock Oman LISW, BCD
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Jennifer Lock Oman, LISW, BCD, is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of professional experience. Her passion has been the study of human emotions, and their centrality in motivation, connection, and change.