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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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My therapist has helped me in more way I thought was possible I recommend Jennifer 10000/10
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve never been happier or felt like I’ve been listened to as much as I have!
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I felt completely comfortable with Jennifer within the first session. She is professional, but also very personable and easy to talk to. She offers advice and opinions, to help me make decisions or realizations myself, without being judge mental in any way. I like her style of questioning, listening and offering feedback.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I’ve only had one live session with Jennifer so far but she was extremely helpful and I felt like she was there for me and my feelings. She’s been extremely responsive via messaging and has text me almost every day asking how I am and checking in. She has been a great help to me and I look forward to continuing to work with her
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
Jennifer is great! She always listens to my concerns and has helped me overcome so much. I could not be happier with my experience with her.
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem
Jennifer goes above and beyond to listen, validate my feelings, and encourage me during my path of processing and healing.
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue