Hello, I am glad you are here! I believe that our moments of greatest struggle can also hold the most potential for growth and self-discovery. The struggles we face are an invitation from ourselves to deepen and grow. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place in which you can begin to explore what is causing distress in your life. Together we can illuminate your unique strengths and pave a path toward greater self-understanding and ease.
I am fascinated by people and relationships. Since 2003 I have been treating both adults and children in a variety of settings. I have an MS in Counseling from California State University East Bay, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist both in California (MFC# 46172) and in Vermont (100.0116919). I believe that we all deserve compassion and support as we navigate our path to greater understanding of ourselves and our loved ones. As the parent of a special needs child, I am continually humbled by the ways this role challenges me to work and grow personally each day.
I currently offer counseling and psychotherapy services for individual adults, couples, and teens who are struggling with a variety of concerns. I offer specialized services for perinatal women and for families with children age 0-5. Understanding the profound importance of this period, I have spent the last 15 years studying how to best support early parent-child relationships. I utilize a combination of attachment focused, client-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused modalities to support these goals. I invite you to reach out directly in order to gain a better sense of who I am and the work that I do with my clients. I would be honored to join you in the process of healing and deepening self-knowledge.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VT LMFT 100.0116919
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Jennifer was very helpful during our session. I felt very open to talk to her and she was very calming.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Smart, understanding, empathetic. Actually ~h~e~l~p~s and teaches skills, pushes boundaries, provides support. It's been a journey and we've just started.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Glad to work Jennifer. The insight and conversations are engaging and exactly what I’m needing support with.
Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and
Jennifer has been amazing for me!
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Jennifer is a very insightful and compassionate therapist with a deep understanding of her craft. She offers wonderful strategies and guidance. I feel she truly listens and encourages me. I highly recommend her.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem
Thanks for your help, Jennifer. You are kind and knowledgeable and i do feel supported by you.
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd