Jen Farrell

(PhD, MSW, LCSW)

About Me

My name is Jen Farrell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I earned my PhD in Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009. I also have a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Mental Health, from Washington University in St. Louis. In my experience as a clinician, I have worked successfully with individuals struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating, body image concerns, depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, and interpersonal/relationship difficulties. Due to my education and experience in sport psychology, I specialize in providing mental health and performance enhancement services to athletes as well. I understand the role of athletics and exercise in one's life and weave the concepts of holistic and balanced wellness into my work. I worked in an eating disorder treatment center for several years providing individual and group therapy services, so I have extensive experience and understanding of eating disorders, disordered eating and compulsive exercise.
I have a passion to help people find new ways to approach their lives and new strategies to make good decisions. I believe in developing the whole person and that every person carries with them the ability to thrive and grow. As a therapist, it is my job to help you learn about and tap into your own resources. My counseling style is warm and compassionate, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the courage it takes to make changes.

Having provided counseling services in a variety of settings over the years, and most recently with adolescents and college students, I recognize the value in having someone you can trust and confide in to help guide you on the path toward your goals. Most of us lead busy lives and seeking help online can help make counseling easier and stress-free. I encourage you to message me anytime through Better Help. I usually check messages frequently and have availability most days of the week. I offer messaging as well as live chat sessions.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Career difficulties , Body Image , Eating and Food-Related Issues

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LCSW #C011613 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by E.I. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Jen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Talking to Jen really helped me. She was open, insightful, not judgemental, and provided me with the help I needed. I will be very grateful for the time I had working with her.

Written by A.D. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Jen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Jen has been extremely helpful and understanding. Her ability to see through my struggles and to find ways to help me out of them has been exceptional.

Written by P.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Jen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I've had 2 sessions with Jen so far and I'm really enjoying the experience with her. Hopefully as time goes on my impression of her will only get stronger. So far I'm very impressed with her.

Written by M.E. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Jen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Jen and I have only had one session and it was a get-to-know-you session. She listened to my issues and offered advice and we discussed the goals of counseling.