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Jenna Lapointe, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! I want to welcome you and praise you for being proactive regarding your mental health. It is a powerful thing to acknowledge there are areas of your life or symptoms you are experiencing that you would like to change, and signing up for counseling is a big step towards reaching your goals. Below is some information on who I am and how I will be able to help you throughout this journey.

I believe the cornerstone to therapy is empathetic understanding paired with proactive behavioral change. Together we will create a secure place in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a non-judgmental way in order to understand what they are trying to provide to you. By reframing our cognitive, somatic, and behavioral actions in this way, we can learn to make sense of even the largest, scariest misbehaviors. With that new understanding, we will then discuss and practice applicable techniques you can utilize outside of therapy to achieve that reward in a different, healthier way.

In my practice, I use a client-centered, eclectic approach. I have experience in several empirically-proven therapeutic modalities, and I choose which modalities to use based on what changes you, the client, decide you want to make in your life. I tend towards more process-oriented approaches, including (but not limited to) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I have found that these therapies reprocess symptoms clients are experiencing with their somatic, right-brain processing centers and their verbal, left-brain processing centers simultaneously, leading to more integrated and sustainable life changes in a shorter amount of time. I also have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Assertiveness Training, and Behavioral Modification techniques.

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, currently practicing in West Virginia. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington College in 2009 and a master’s degree in social work from West Virginia university in 2011. I have been providing mental health therapy in an outpatient setting for the last nine years and have had the pleasure of meeting and helping a wide variety of people learn to understand, process through, and manage a range of symptoms.

If this type of therapy resonates with you, I would love to work with you. Regardless of whether you choose me as your therapist, I am very happy you have chosen to start proactively working on your mental wellbeing, and I wish you the best on your journey!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

WV LICSW DP00943882


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jenna Lapointe. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is amazing and does not judge

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

She is very helpful and presents a counter perspective that I may have heard before but I am able to stop and reflect.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Jenna is an excellent therapist that has helped me exponentially. She is compassionate and understanding, never condescending or dismissive. I have tried multiple therapists before landing with Jenna, and I am completely satisfied with her service.

Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very patient and listens well and gives the space and time for better understanding

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Jenna has been so amazing for my mental health. She gives me insight, tools, and a deeper understanding of how to manage my anxiety so that it doesn't rule my life anymore. She has been so incredibly helpful.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

a queen

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Jenna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management