Jennifer Barajas

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me. My name is Jennifer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan. I earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years. I have worked in a variety of settings; schools, prisons, home-based, outpatient, crisis response, addiction centers and private practice. I have the most experience working with complex trauma/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, couples and communication issues, family conflict, and complex sexual issues . I also have experience working with multicultural, physically disabled, youth, elderly, and LGBT populations.

I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and eclectic approach in treatment, providing you with the best care tailored to your needs. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, seeking safety, negative core beliefs replacement, “classical” counseling and solution-focused counseling. I would describe myself direct, but I am always empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I can push you past your comfort zone to resolve the goals you have set for yourself in therapy to assist you in creating a new healthy lifestyle!

Working together we can accomplish your goals. We will use a combination of worksheets, assessments, and other tools to enhance your experience with online counseling. Monthly I send out "Monthly Skills" and "Weekly Tips" to be used to also enhance your experience, some of these skills and tips may apply to you and others may not. They are sent to all of my clients to help promote healthy mental well being. Please note that video or phone sessions are the most productive ways to achieve your therapeutic goals, but you are welcome to tailor your therapy needs to what best meets your needs.

Thank you again, I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey of self-awareness and healing.

My office hours are as follows:
Monday and Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm and on Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm EST.

Jennifer Barajas, MS, LPC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401011710 (Expires: 2022-05-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has seriously been so helpful, she creates a space where i feel safe and she never interrupts me and i am able to honestly share how i feel without judgement! i have never liked a therapist as much as i like Jennifer.

Written by T.R. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Jennifer always answers my messages back when she is available, she is very nice, calm, helpful, and understanding.

Written by J.O. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is amazing, I don’t think I could have gotten to where I am today if it wasn’t for her. She listens, cares about me and my journey and provides tools for me to make choices about the path I take. I could never thank her enough for everything she has done.

Written by C.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has been such a great support during some difficult times. I can rely on her reply to me and to have my best interests at heart. She’s is sympathetic and helps me find proactive ways to address my issues.

Written by C.L. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Jennifer has changed my life already, in just a short time working together. She has been able to identify the deeper issues holding me back and troubling me, has pushed me just far enough to move forward, without overwhelming me. She is honest and forthright and kind and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone struggling with trauma, in particular.

Written by S.A. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Jennifer is very objective and easy to talk to. She not only has great insight but does not make me feel like she is judging me or telling me what to do, which is super helpful in making progress! Jennifer is professional and very knowledgable, she is caring and gives you the time you need!

Written by A.L. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has given me ideas and tools to help aid in my counseling goals.

Written by V.E. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is extremely friendly and helpful. She prioritises the wants and needs of her clients, and is willing to adapt her way of doing things in order to find the best fit for the person at hand. I have nothing but good things to say about her!

Written by S.A. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jennifer Barajas is a very good counsellor. She pays attention to the client details and talks about their issues. She also helped me in making a decision. Overall she is highly recommended.

Written by A.L. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

Listens and crafts appropriate support. Very good!

Written by T.A. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is very easy to talk to, has some great questions and talking points to get you thinking, and even better- she gives you take-aways and challenges to work on. I find her to be experienced and professional, but understanding and empathetic. Working with Jennifer doesn’t feel like you’re being analyzed or judged, but rather she helps you dig a bit deeper in thought or reason. Highly recommended, and a great asset to my personal development.

Written by H.A. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing. She gets me. I’m so glad to have found her.

Written by G.R. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is extremely helpful and kind and she always makes sure you are ready to talk about something that may be upsetting.