Jean Semelfort, Jr.
A licensed professional counselor in the State of New Jersey, Jean has been an advocate, educator and clinician for 10 years, merging feminist principles with his clinical skills to address issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma. Jean presently serves as the Prevention Programs Manager in the SHARE Office, at Princeton University. Jean is dedicated to continuing his work towards challenging problematic structures of masculinity and helping men and women develop healthier identities. Jean is the founder of the Cactus Center, a private practice where he provides individual, family and couples psychotherapy, specifically sensitive to the needs of people of color.
“A man of strength is an individual who understands the importance of being emotionally free and allowing those around him to do the same. He encourages the courageous act of stepping outside the confounds of toxic masculinity and not only allows himself but other men-identified folks to be dynamic healthy human beings.”