Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. I want to empower people and focus on internal strengths, improving resilience and changing your worldview. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment.
I believe in blending therapeutic approaches and tailoring them to fit each individual's needs. It is important to me that clients feel heard and understood. I create a safe, collaborative environment where clients can explore issues and concerns without fear of judgement. I frequently utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused and mindfulness techniques. My experience includes working with individuals and families through significant life transitions, relationship issues, coping with loss, general emotional distress, anxiety, and addiction. I want to help clients reach their goals by focusing on strengths, identifying thoughts and behaviors that are interfering with their happiness and developing coping skills to improve their quality of life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2008009408
IL LCPC 180011801
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Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Jenifer for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and career difficulties
Grateful to have been matched up with Jenifer. Very patient, understanding, and gives me excellent feedback. I feel I've made considerable progress in the time I've known her. Can't thank her and betterhelp enough!
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Jenifer for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
She’s been a great listener for me as I don’t have very many people to talk to. She validates my emotions to help me navigate my emotional abusive relationship. Reaffirms that I’m doing the right things and does a great job helping me sort through my scattered brain.
Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Jenifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Jennifer has been doing a great job and i find her very helpful
Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Jenifer for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Remarkable and empathetic. Top-notch.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Jenifer for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Great counselor. Patient, responds quickly, offers great advice and positive ways to reframe situations. Highly recommend!
Written on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Jenifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders