Jennifer Fishman

(MA, LCPC, NCC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, and I also hold the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. I have been a counselor for 12 years in different settings, such as community agencies of different kind, as well as my own practice. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an adult educator and worked for colleges and business schools. As an educator, I was passionate about motivating each student to find an individual “life’s path” and to use education as a tool. As a counselor, I am passionate about my clients learning about themselves through the discovery of individual strengths and unique abilities to take on the life’s journey.

In each session, I strive to encourage my clients to find something about themselves they haven’t noticed before. Depending on my clients’ needs, I use many techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and many others, but educate on these techniques in the process to help my clients “become their own counselors” and build their own “arsenal” of tools. My counseling style is fluid – I meet my clients “where they are”; at the same time, I have been told by my clients that each session with me gave them different perspective and empowered them to approach life’s problems with unexpected solutions!

I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #LCPC-4017 (Expires: 2019-02-28)

LPC #C4631 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jennifer has been very helpful to me. She is a great listener and has good insight. Thanks Jennifer!

Written by A.R. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

She is truly wonderful. She makes me feel so comfortable and really listens. I recommend her highly and also recommend BetterHelp.

Written by C.A. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have been working with Jennifer for only a short time but her compassion and professionalism is unmatched. I have already learned so much about myself and I love the way she provides tactical strategies to set new courses and let go of past tendencies that do not serve me. She is incredible!!

Written by C.O. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’m thankful for the opportunity to be working with Jennifer! She’s reinforced a lot of what I already knew, but offered the perspectives necessary to push me along toward my desired result. She’s offered the support and encouragement I’ve needed in order to implement the changes I knew were imperative to improving my situation. I’m enjoying the return of my internal strength and love the positive changes in me!

Written by M.A. on Sep 17, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Jennifer is the best therapist I've ever had (and I've had a few over the years) she is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. She actually knows what she's talking about and listens and has actually has actionable advice that I can use to make my life better.

Written by P.A. on Sep 15, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career

Jennifer has been helped me understand who I am and how I need to cope with the things I have felt have been a problem in my life. I am better than I was when I started working with her and hope to continue my road to feeling good about myself and my life.

Written by T.A. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Jennifer contacts me about every other day to just see how I am doing. Which I really like.

Written by K.A. on Aug 26, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I just started counseling with Jennifer two weeks ago. She is absolutely amazing! She goes above, and beyond to check in with me! She is very kind, and resourceful! I feel like the first two weeks with her, are better than entire years with other therapists! She understands my needs, and allows me to be a part of the decision making with my care. I cannot recommend her enough! You could not find a better therapist!

Written by M.I. on Aug 17, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Jennifer is very attentive to what I was and am trying to accomplish in my life. She's helped with a lot of tips and reminders of how to get to where i want to be. She's been very supportive and i would highly recommend her as she is also very easy going and understands that sometimes life gets in the way and will send messages every couple of days just to check up on me if i haven't contacted her. Thank you for the help you've given me.

Written by C.A. on Aug 11, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

Jennifer is extremely helpful and understanding. She offers a wide variety of viewpoints and thinks outside the box to help me see my problems from new angles. She encourages me to be patient with myself rather than frustrated and seems to have genuine empathy and concern for me. She is also effective and has helped me move forward in several areas of life that I have felt stalled out in until I began therapy.

Written by B.L. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Jennifer has helped me grow as and individual and work on myself in ways no other counselor has before. She is helping me address deep seeded feelings and my long term anxiety in a healthy and manageable way.

Written by E.M. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, family, parenting, and anger

Jennifer is an effective counselor. Her approach to therapy works well for me! I could use a bunch of descriptive words to describe her personality or her approach to therapy but I think that the question most people reading these reviews want to know is "can Jennifer help me with my issue(s)?" I have been working with Jennifer for several months now and speaking from my personal experience I can say that the answer to this question is unequivocally YES. This doesn't mean she's magic; therapy requires a lot of hard work on my part! If you've never been to therapy, my advice to you would be: keep in mind that making changes to your life doesn't happen overnight; rather it is a process - one that, for me, has unfolded organically and gradually with time. Best of luck to anyone who enters into the therapeutic relationship with Jennifer- you'll get out of it what you put in!

Written by P.H. on Jul 19, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Jennifer Fishman is attentive, thorough, prompt, and knowledgeable. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.E. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting

Jennifer is a Godsend. She is intuitive, empathetic, sympathetic, non judgmental, supportive and encouraging. I feel very at ease with her and am willing to be completely myself knowing that she is there to guide and protect me. I feel safe in her presence.

Written by A.N. on Jul 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and career

Jennifer is excellent, kind and understands my issues. She refocuses me when I need to be.

Written by P.E. on Jul 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Jennifer has been amazing so far! She has helped me work through so much already and she is easy to relate to. She explains things and offers multiple ways to work thru issues. I really appreciate her!

Written by L.A. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

I had a really tough time with a rather wide breadth of emotions, suddenly breaking free.
This was mostly due to an immersion into grief over the loss of a loved one. Jennifer totally helped me through every step of the way. It was not easy to understand what I was going through, until I had access to Jennifer and her experience. She was a perfect match for several reasons.

Written by P.O. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Words cannot express the depth of gratitude I have for my counselor Jen and BetterHelp. Jen has saved me from myself. She has been that one person I have needed for so long with whom I could share all my suppressed emotions and heartache. As a 54-year-old woman, whose 5 kids are all grown and gone, one would think I should have my life together and in check. That's what my unhealthy mind was telling me. I have had years and years of struggle due to all kinds of issues up and down the spectrum. Financial, emotional, marital, depression, anxiety, insecurity, self-loathing, panic... you name it. But I stuffed it down because I felt I had to always be the strong one. To be the perfect one. But when I was at my darkest point, when my pain and anguish were too hard to bear, when I couldn't see that light at the end of the tunnel anymore, when I thought my family would be so much better off if I wasn't on this earth, when I felt I was such a burden, God opened a window and lead me to Jennifer and BetterHelp. She is truly a miracle worker. Her insight and counsel has healed me. She encouraged me to share my thoughts. To process those horrible thoughts and feelings. And as I have used those remarkable tools, my life has changed. I'm happier, my husband is happier, my children are happier, and it's all because of Jen. They have their wife and mom back. I think of her now as one of my dearest and closest friends. I love that I can message her at anytime, anyplace, anywhere, and I know she will ALWAYS respond. No appointments, no lost time from work, no limited counsel sessions. I will always cherish that one night last March when I thought my life was over. That one night when I searched online for "how do I stop my depression?"

Thank you Jennifer Fishman ❤

Written by R.A. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

I have felt completely confident in Jennifer’s help. She is organized and thoughtful in her approach which makes her experience apparent. She has listened to me and tailored her methods to work with me and has remembered small details that matter to my story. Above all, she’s been consistently available and flexible. She’s been a great help.

Written by D.A. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, and self esteem

Jennifer has been amazing to have as a resource during a trying time in life. I could not have asked for a better counselor.

Written by K.A. on May 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer listens to my concerns thoughtfully. She provides me with a wealth of insight that helps me to better understand issues and ultimate leads to finding a resolution.

Written by C.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Jennifer has quickly challenged me and my thinking, and has dug deeper in just a couple weeks than my other therapist did for a year. I like how Jennifer calls me out on my "B.S." and gives me assignments. Very responsive and great overall experience so far!

Written by M.I. on Apr 22, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Jennifer not only responds to my messages right away, but she takes the time to check in on me each day, which is greatly appreciated! She makes me feel like someone genuinely cares.

Written by E.L. on Apr 22, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I've had a really good experience with Jennifer so far. She is good at "cutting to the chase" and helping to find practical solutions to a lot of my problems. She seems very interested in my story, and she is very prompt and consistent with responding. She has a lot of knowledge in her field, and I look forward to continuing our work.

Written by L.I. on Mar 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Jennifer is very kind, a great listener, and makes me feel comfortable. I feel like I can share anything with her and I love that she asked me questions to make me think about my emotions and challenge myself. I feel like I figure things out when I am talking to her. Highly recommend!

Written by R... on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

This has been a great experience - being able to access my counselor on my own terms in the midst of a busy schedule has been so helpful!

Written by A.M. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer is wonderful! She took the time to really read through my messages before our first video session, and tries to "speak my language" and talk from a viewpoint that makes sense to me. I've only had one video session, but I can already feel a difference in my thought process!

Written by M.A. on Mar 01, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and anger

Jennifer is awesome. I think BetterHelp is great - it works for my busy schedule and they are able to find a therapist that works for you.

Written by J.A. on Feb 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning family, anger, and career

She's awesome. Tactical and fresh.

Written by R.O. on Feb 23, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and career

I appreciate her expertise, timeliness, and tone. She has helped me through a very difficult period in my life with constructive advice and tools and strategies that have been very effective.

Written by M.I. on Feb 18, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

I am so grateful for finding, not only this website, but my counselor, Jennifer. She has already given me tools to use and her manner is supportive and helpful. I can’t say enough about how great it has been to have access to someone like her, always there when I need some help in getting through the mire. It is like journaling, with feedback. And the live sessions, with so many options, add that extra touch. She is just plain awesome!!!

Written by I.A. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I really appreciate how quickly Jennifer responds to me. She's able to put my problems into perspective and it helps to ground me when I'm starting to go down the anxiety rabbit-hole.

Written by B.E. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, and anger

Jennifer was just what I needed in a very sticky situation. Jennifer has done a very good job of keeping in contact and give me support outside the family. Just what I needed.

Written by J.U. on Jan 27, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I have only been working with Jennifer for a short time but have appreciated her advice and help so much! I was tired of the overly delicate way my other counselor rephrased all my statements as if I was just simply needing to be understood. I sought out counseling for advice. So I could learn and grow into a better person. And Jennifer is helping me do just that! Thank you BetterHelp! You are a life saver!! :-)

Written by L.A. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

This experience has been an eye opener for me. In the past I have had to go try out therapists in person which is emotionally draining and financially difficult. I was able to find someone that fits well with my learning style. She has been so supportive of me and very kind. I have recommended this site and her already to my sister.

Written by S.A. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and bipolar

I've only had a couple of sessions with Jennifer, but her insights have been amazing. I would recommend her without reservation.

Written by P.A. on Dec 20, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and bipolar

I have made great progress in about 3 months working with Jennifer. She helps me stay on track with my goals and suggests many ways to improve my life.

Written by J.A. on Dec 19, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

I am grateful for her and her help and I have a long way to go.

Written by T.A. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Jennifer has helped me realize I am closing a chapter in my life and starting a new one. I recognize old ways I handled situations in the past no longer serve me well now that I am growing as a person. I feel very comfortable revealing deep issues about myself that I haven’t said aloud before. One of the best things about Jennifer is that she doesn’t provide mundane feedback which feels so good and refreshing. I am immensely grateful to work with her.

Written by K.A. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Jennifer has brought some fresh perspective to my chronic struggles with anxiety. I am excited to continue working with her!

Written by S.A. on Aug 08, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Jennifer is amazing. She is very caring and knowledgable. She had helped me immensely. I don't know what I would do without her.

Written by T.O. on Jul 31, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

After a couple sessions with Jennifer, I am happy with her as my therapist. She is attentive, supporting and offers me tools that I can use to deal with my issues. She is always prompt to get back to me with any issue or question I ask about. I truly believe she is a caring individual that wants the best for her clients.