Jenna Lapointe

(MSW, LICSW)

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #DP00943882 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jenna has been extremely helpful as I navigate major changes in my life. She is quick to respond and very knowledgeable.

Written by K.E. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 4 weeks

Jenna has been supremely knowledgeable and helpful! I could not recommend her enough. She was so kind, non-judgmental, and really gave me helpful tools and advice.

Written by A.N. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jenna is an amazing counselor. We are just beginning, but she has been so patient with me and is willing to answer all my questions in detail to make sure I am comfortable and understand what we are doing.

Written by L.I. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jenna is exceptionally thorough. Speaking with her feels like talking to a friend.

Written by S.T. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Jenna has been very helpful in many ways. She is able to explain in depth the therapeutic process and modality she is using and is very good at answering any questions I may have.

Written by H.O. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Jenna is very knowledgeable and responsive.

Written by C.I. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Jenna Lapointe is very knowledgeable, kind and respectful. She has helped/is helping me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I will forever be indebted.

Written by J.O. on Jan 24, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jenna is respectful and understanding. Not much more you could ask for. Thank you Jenna.

Written by B.O. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks

Great councilor.

Written by T.A. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m receiving far more than I expected from my interactions with Jenna. Even her timing with interactions has been perfect for my process. I didn’t think so much could be accomplished without in person visits. I actually like the flexibility of this approach better than any therapy I’ve had.

Written by T.H. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with Jenna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Jenna is great! I was at my wit's end trying to deal with my anxiety and other issues and Jenna has been nothing but patient and kind. She has given me several tools so far to deal with my issues and I've made great headway in only a few weeks. I would recommend Jenna to anyone!

Written by T.. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Jenna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I enjoy sharing my concerns with Jenna because she always knows how to solve the problem right on the spot. She is a very good listener and I have been managing my emotions better compare to when I was not using BetterHelp.