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!
- 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
LCPC #LCPC-4017 (Expires: 2020-02-01)
LPC #C4631 (Expires: 2020-02-01)
I have tried counseling in person several times and never end up going back. They always assume they know all about me within a couple minutes and spend the rest of the session telling me all about myself in a way I couldn't relate to. Jennifer is not like that. She asks a lot of questions and never assumes anything. She finds ways of explaining what I'm thinking in a way that is obvious and shows where my thought process went off track. It has been extremely helpful so far and I feel like this is something I should have been doing all along.
I've enjoyed being paired with Jennifer Fishman. I've been able to share a lot and the feedback has been a great balance of timely, useful, and challenging.
Jennifer is amazing. professional, available any time I need her to. I am very happy with her being my counselor and continue working with her. I highly recommend her to others.
I think she is a great counselor; she is always there and listens. It makes me feel better to know that I always have someone to turn to when I am feeling overwhelmed or questioning myself.
Jennifer has been wonderful to work with. I truly feel that she has met me at my level and has always treated me with respect. She has provided me a lot to ponder in both her written messages and in our one on one live sessions. She always kept in touch and prompted me if a day or so went by without a reply from me. As for the Better Help site, I think it is well managed and provides excellent value for the fees charged. I appreciated the ability to be very specific about the characteristics of the counselor I was looking for. Altogether, this experience has been very positive for me.
It is still early days, but I absolutely recommend Jennifer Fishman. She is kind, smart, and explains the “why” before diving into the “what to do next”. I feel comfortable sharing with her and she is respectful and warm. There is no sterile feeling to our interactions and it’s a method of therapy I can get on board with and fit into my schedule!
I have many councilors over the years, but Jennifer seems to really listen and helps figure out the issue and ways to get pasts it. She is by far the best I have ever had.
Jennifer gets straight to the point and is always informative. She has helped me so much more than any counselor I have had in my life. I have already recommended her to my friends! Amazing!
Jennifer was a compassionate and wise guide when I needed help sorting out issues that were causing me distress. She gave me clear perspective on things that helped me deal effectively with them, and I am grateful to have her as a counselor.
Jennifer listens closely, tells it like it is, gives many options on how to deal with situations, asks questions and gives small examples from her life to show that she understands. She is considerate and accommodating. She is also open to feedback in order to give better and or different advice the next session. I have been extremely pleased with my experience with Jennifer.
Jennifer is the best! She has been such a huge help in me sorting through my issues of late and keeping my head clear and positive.. can not say enough good things of her!
Jennifer has been very responsive and helpful!
One session in and I really appreciate Jennifer’s skill at helping me start working through my anxiety and better understand the mechanisms at play. She has already given me a tool that I’m finding helpful. Looking forward to continuing to work with her.
With a few words in an email, Jennifer knew how my brain works. She appealed to my education to give me context for my current issues and plans to change. It was like she was in my brain and looking at the problems. I've been in therapy for 25 of my 30 years of life. Our first session introduced me to concepts that I had never before considered. I have all the faith in the world that as long as I do the work, she will help me get through not only current struggles, but future ones as well.
Jennifer is so wise and helpful. Her insights have been eye-opening for me.
Jennifer is extremely kind, understanding and listened in depth to life complexities. She helped me to look at things differently and reformat new objectives and goals. She was really good at making our conversation a two way street - listening intently and engaging where I was coming from at appropriate moments! I highly recommend her!
You know your counselor is good when you hear their voice in your head when you’re talking to yourself.
Appreciate the honesty and helping me to sort out and focus. Being available is a great asset. Different options for communicating is also great! Thank you, so much!
She is very friendly, respectful and knowledgeable in the field of mental health. Very easy to talk to and gives me different ways to help with my anxiety and depression.
Jennifer is an angel. She worked with me for almost a year and then I tried to break away for a while. I was ok for a little while, but knew I could reach out for her helping hand at anytime. So here I am reaching. The best help I could ever pray for.
Jennifer is a calming support and can pinpoint what an issue is and offer useful tools. She has already helped me see changes in a short period of time.
Jennifer is amazing. We clicked right away. I’ve been working with her a little less than two months and she’s always makes her self available when I need her. She has a very good way of helping me see certain things in a different way and then she gives me tools on how to approach said issues. I look forward to our weekly sessions and I’m looking forward to working with her for a long time.
I have enjoyed Jennifer’s counseling so far. She helps me with my anxiety step by step so that I learn long term solutions for how to deal with it. She is great at breaking down what I’m saying and translating it into different terms.
Jeniffer has kept me sane through a very bad situation--highly recommend her to anyone going through a really stressful time
Jennifer responds in a very timely manner and always open to explore what I am ready to talk about.
Jennifer always listens to me and always helps. She even gets me to talk more when I start to clam up, which I very much need. She knows the root causes of the feelings I'm feeling, and for the first time in my life I have a mental health doctor that's actually helping me!
I may not be the best at keeping in touch all the time but every time I needed someone to talk to she was there, and was able to help me make sense of things I was having trouble with. Thank you, it means a lot!
I'm more than satisfied with Jennifer in her counseling strategies with me. She surprised me with being more attuned to what I really do want, than I could have expected from a counselor; online or offline.
I appreciate that she understands and values the aspects of life that I care most deeply about. I also like that she suggests various actions and strategies. It's not just about talking about issues, it's that she provides useful tools and skills to help someone like me make progress according to my own individual/unique set of goals. Goals that sometimes can be difficult to describe.
Jennifer is a great listener who responds with good advice every single time we talk. i’ve felt much less stressed after talking with her.
First session with her, and I am doing the goals that she has given me, so far, they have been great strategies for me. She's a great listener and takes time to know me, as in that she's read all my text and she reviews and poders what she thinks will benefit me the most! I like her a lot!
Jennifer is so patient! I questioned nearly everything she said to me for quite some time; however, I was listening, and as I began to make changes to my life I saw a positive ripple running through my bleak point of view. Guess what? Eventually, the positivity grew and grew, and I'm finally starting to feel more joy, more peace, more connectedness. The bleak is still there, but it's becoming more manageable. Thanks, Jennifer for walking beside me on my journey of self-improvement.
Jennifer is such a knowledgeable, understanding and awesome counselor. I was in such a bad place when we started talking and she has helped me transform my life and become the person I want to be. I’ll always be grateful that I found such a good human to help me through life.
Jennifer has been very helpful to me. She is a great listener and has good insight. Thanks Jennifer!
She is truly wonderful. She makes me feel so comfortable and really listens. I recommend her highly and also recommend BetterHelp.
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!!
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!
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.
Jennifer contacts me about every other day to just see how I am doing. Which I really like.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Fishman is attentive, thorough, prompt, and knowledgeable. I'd recommend her to anyone.
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.
Jennifer is excellent, kind and understands my issues. She refocuses me when I need to be.
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!
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.
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.
Jennifer has been amazing to have as a resource during a trying time in life. I could not have asked for a better counselor.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
She's awesome. Tactical and fresh.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!! :-)
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.
I've only had a couple of sessions with Jennifer, but her insights have been amazing. I would recommend her without reservation.
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.
I am grateful for her and her help and I have a long way to go.
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.
Jennifer has brought some fresh perspective to my chronic struggles with anxiety. I am excited to continue working with her!
Jennifer is amazing. She is very caring and knowledgable. She had helped me immensely. I don't know what I would do without her.
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.