Hello! My name is Jenifer, and I am a licensed therapist in both Illinois and Iowa. I have a Masters of Science in Education in Counseling and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. I have worked as a Masters-level clinician in behavioral health since 2000, and have experience working in virtually every level of care--from residential, to inpatient, to outpatient, to community mental health. This has given me the opportunity to work with individuals at various levels in their mental health journey.
I see adults of any (or no) spiritual background, but can offer Christian Counseling for those seeking a safe place to discuss their faith as it relates to their life struggles. Whatever you are at spiritually, emotionally, or mentally, I meet you where you're at! In terms of my counseling approach, I primarily practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Art Therapy and Trauma-Centered therapy. I provide counseling for those stuck in depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, or unhealthy coping patterns. Effective counseling is a collaborative experience; that means you and I will work together to identify opportunities for growth and healing, as well as the strengths you already have. I do give homework assignments from time to time so that you can continue your healing work outside session. My passion is helping people see what is possible so they can live life with more joy, peace, and wellness. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180.005115 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
LMHC #099624 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
We have had one session and I feel she sincerely listened, with good questions, to prepare for our next meeting. She recommended groupinars and I have attended two that I appreciated. Thank you!