Jennifer Dattilo Watts

(LMFT)

About Me

Hi,
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Virginia. I've been providing services in private practice since 2013 and really enjoy working with military families, teens, and those in the LGBTQ community.

Finding balance in the lives we lead is essential to leading healthy lives. Sometimes in the everyday stress of daily life, it's difficult to find that balance. As a therapist, I work with clients to help them find the best treatment plan for their individual problems. In my experience, a collaborative approach works best for most treatment plans. My approach utilizes mostly Narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-focused therapy, and most of the treatment plans I collaborate with include psychosocial education and some lifestyle changes.

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and domestic abuse. My educational background from Capella University includes a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy as well as a Master's degree in Psychology. Having completed an active duty tour in the Air Force, and then serving as an Air Force spouse for nineteen years, I have a unique understanding of military culture. As a parent, I understand how difficult it is to manage professional time versus personal time.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #0717001579 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is thoughtful and prompt in responding to my messages. She has excellent insight into treating trauma. I have really appreciated her support.

Written by N.I. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very happy Jennifer was the first person I was able to talk to on this site.

Written by S.H. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Jennifer is a great listener!

Written by R.I. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Jennifer has been so kind, thoughtful and caring throughout my first few weeks. I will definitely continue on this journey to absolute clarity, and that has a lot to do with Jennifer as my counselor.

Written by J.E. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is great. She puts herself in your shoes and doesn’t judge. She’s a great listener.