Jenna Calton

Jenna Calton

Jenna Calton

Adjunct Faculty

Intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice, ally development

Dr. Jenna Calton is a licensed psychologist in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC. She specializes in working with children and families who have experienced potentially traumatic events. Within the George Mason University (GMU) Center for Community Mental Health, Dr. Calton serves as a clinical supervisor for the Emotional Support Program, which aims to expand services available to the community, including essential workers psychologically impacted by COVID-19, by offering a stepped-care model of support, including a phone support line and reduced fee therapy sessions. She also co-teaches the doctoral course: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Youth and supervises second-year doctoral students in their provision of direct therapy services to children and families. 

In addition to her work at GMU, Dr. Calton has a private practice, Maven Psychology Group, where she specializes in providing evidence-based treatments to children and families with histories of experiencing trauma. Dr. Calton also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at TRUE Center, an organization that provides trauma-focused services to children and families in the DMV area, regardless of ability to pay.

Selected Publications

Dr. Calton has researched and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics, including posttraumatic stress and growth, social justice-oriented pedagogy, and intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice and help-seeking.


Dr. Calton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University. As part of her training, Dr. Calton completed clinical practica at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Pediatric Endocrine Clinic, Inova Hospital Outpatient Adult Medication Management Program, and The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, MD (The Tree House CAC). Dr. Calton completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC and then returned to The Tree House CAC for a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology.