Hi. Welcome to my bio. I'd like to share some information about myself. I have 5 years of experience as a professional counselor, with 20+ years in healthcare administration. During my years in healthcare administration I was in management for 17 years (consistently coaching, mentoring and training). During that time I had to balance career and family, raise 2 children, grow professionally, and trying to grow personally. The challenges of those years prompted me to change my career to help those who struggled like myself. During the past decade I've personally and professionally learned how to balance my life, use positive coping skills, lower stress, and just have fun. This helped deepen my conviction that a person should be supported as a whole, addressing connections between the mind, body, and spirit.
I have a Ph.D. in Health Psychology and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. My dissertation focused on using video public service announcements to motivate people to engage in physical activity. In 2016 I completed a study abroad for 4 months to further my cultural understandings. I am also certified in Wellness and Nutrition counseling because I believe in balance between the mind and the body.
As a therapist I use cognitive behavioral therapy with a solution-focused approach toward resolution, healing, and peace. A solution focused approach means I work with you to pick goals and then we discuss how to reach those goals. We can continue to develop new goals or just explore personal growth each week. In addition, I use several techniques specific to anxiety, life balance, and positive coping. I also use DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) techniques to help encourage change. In therapy, I tend to encourage different ways to retrain the brain and reach the goals set by my clients.
I always like to let people know, while I love tele-counseling, I do work in a clinic seeing clients face to face. For this reason I am not online at all times. I am available at different times for Live Sessions. I do get online at least 5 out of 7 days a week (trying to balance my work and personal time) to respond to messages. Please feel free to ask any questions so that you can get the counseling experience you are looking for.
Welcome to Better help.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LPC #0701007469 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Jen is listening and helps getting me to know me better ... trying to find a way to get rid of my anxieties.
I feel heard and supported with Dr. Erickson. She provides options for connecting whether via chat or video live sessions and is timely with responding.
In a few short weeks Jennifer has become a trusted advisor and, thanks to her network of contacts, has become a valuable resource for helping me to overcome barriers to my well-being.
I learned about BetterHelp via Mental Illness Happy Hour and am thankful for the opportunity to work with Jennifer.
Talking to her convinced me to keep trying.
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