Jennifer Bicknese

(ATR-BC, LPC)

About Me

My name is Jennifer Bicknese, ATR-BC, LPC. I am a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor. I am licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and have 5 years of counseling experience. I have worked in an outpatient facility with children, an outpatient facility with adolescents and adults, and a residential facility with individuals diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia. I have the most experience working with, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sexual identity, LGBTQ community, life stressors, grief and loss, and anger management.
I utilize two different methods of counseling. The first one is the practice of Art Therapy. Art Therapy is a non-verbal way to express feelings and work on overcoming obstacles. If a client is open to trying Art Therapy, there are many techniques I can provide to help with life stressors. By providing a therapy using art supplies, such as, paint, colored pencils crayons, markers, clay, etc., a client can discover key themes in their artwork. Through learning about these key themes, a client can better discover their own way of finding personal solutions to their goals of therapy.
The second practice I utilize is a Person-Centered Approach. A Person-Centered Approach basically means I want to help a client find ways in which to overcome stressors through positive support and understanding. By using a Person-Centered Approach, I help to guide a client into reaching their own personal growth and change. I do this by assisting clients with what they feel needs to be worked through. I am here to listen and support, with no judgement present. It is my aim to empower and motivate clients through the therapy process.
I look forward to learning more about you and helping you achieve all the goals you have set forth. Thank you for looking at my profile and allowing me to help you achieve a happier and healthier life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC010367 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Nov 21, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Sharing can be difficult especially with a stranger. Since the beginning, Jennifer has been extremely warm, kind and has followed my lead with our pace and direction. I’ve heard many stories from people about how their therapist wasn’t a good fit, so I feel grateful to have been matched with someone so wonderful! I love that she has a background of art therapy and am eager to explore those outlets!

Written by A.R. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

You’ve been so wonderful!! I’m really appreciative that they paired me with you as a counselor as I feel your upbringing in terms of education and our age similarity really helps with being able to connect. ❤️❤️❤️

Written by M.I. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Just wonderful.

Written by K.A. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Jennifer has only been my counselor for a short time. She responds very quickly to messages. Very helpful.

Written by S.R. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning coping with life changes

Jennifer is fantastic, insightful & Creates a totally safe space for growth and development

Written by K.R. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger management

She’s truly amazing and listens to what i am actually saying

Written by N.A. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love Jennifer she is so kind, resourceful, and truly listens to what I’m saying and helps me find solutions. She has also been good at helping to hold me accountable for things I want to work on and change. Having access to her through messages and video calls has been such a major support in my life right now!

Written by S.A. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jennifer has been an incredible support right now with everything I’m going through. I really appreciate all the attention and encouragement she’s given through messaging and our sessions. It feels amazing to have that support so thank you!

Written by M.A. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I've only done one session with her so far. She made me feel very comfortable and share all my feelings. I didnt feel dumb or embarrassed to share it with her. I felt like she is listening to my main concerns and coming up with ways to help me. I've been messaging her a lot and she responses back to me that same day. Gives me tools and idea's of what I can do to help myself.

Written by T.A. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first time using a service like BetterHelp or speaking to a professional. As soon as we started speaking, Jennifer was very understanding and professional. She took the time to ask me questions and get to know me before we started video calls so we could jump right into it. It’s been two weeks and I am already feeling less anxious thanks to Jennifer!

Written by D.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer has been wonderful. I think she’s a great therapist. I do prefer in person sessions but given the times this is best. The worksheets are difficult to read/type on phone.

Written by C.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer is great at offering practical strategies for managing anxiety and depression. She's also very encouraging! She helped me develop an action plan for some family issues that I was having. Thank you Jennifer!

Written by L.E. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I think Jennifer has is on her "A" game. She sends helpful worksheets for those who want that little extra support and is always around to help ease my anxieties. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a very personable therapist. Not only does she help with CBT therapy, but her way of getting me to express my feelings through artwork has been something I have never been willing to try. It is amazing to see how well it always works!

Written by T.Y. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I started using BetterHelp and I got matched with Jennifer Bicknese. She has helped me greatly in the short time I was here and needed the help. She gave me so many different forms of help. It all worked perfectly. I would highly recommend her to another person or friend.

Written by S.A. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

In just a short amount of time, Jennifer has helped me immensely as I work to take control of my life and mental health. She makes me feel heard and offers me real tangible and applicable tools to help me in my efforts.