Dr. Jen Howk is an author, researcher, and interdisciplinary social scientist who uses the powerful insights of Esteem Dynamics both academically and clinically. She earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Washington in Seattle, and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University. Dr. Howk’s graduate work and ongoing research explore questions at the intersection of social vulnerability, resilience, and well-being.
Dr. Howk is a born and raised Alaskan, but now callsSanta Rosa, California home, where she works as both the Director of the TrueNorth Health Foundation and a lecturer and psychology coach who applies the Esteem Dynamics framework to a variety of clinical problems.
Dr. Howk’s clinical interests are wide-ranging, but she is especially passionate about helping clients through problems of esteem processes, romantic misery, addiction and recovery, and mastering the pathways of human motivation.