Jennifer Fritz

(PhD, LMSW)

About Me

Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of Michigan and enjoy working with people of all ages.

The first step in making a change is doing exactly what you are doing by being here. I am looking forward to working with you and establishing a therapeutic relationship. Together we can work through your areas of concern. I have been a social worker for 25 years, both practicing and teaching. I specialize in many areas including anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, self-esteem, family issues and abuse.

Together we will work to come up a plan that feels right for you. I use a strength based empowerment approach in all of my sessions. I am warm, compassionate and patient and will tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs and your individual goals. This is a safe space for you to discuss your feelings and to be who you are. I am ready to help support you through this journey. When you are ready, let's begin.









Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801086563 (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I've had several sessions with Jennifer, both by live chat and video chat. I appreciate that she takes time to hear me, to hear what I'm really saying. She's been accepting of my experiences and encouraging of the progress I've made. It's been such a relief to have someone hear me out and believe my story and tell me what I needed to hear - "You don't have to do this alone". Thank you, Jennifer - you've made so much more of a difference than you'll ever know.

Written by D.A. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Jennifer has been wonderful to work with. She always responds timely and has very good insight into what I'm trying to say even if I feel like I'm rambling. She has created a very safe space to open up and share my thoughts while offering views on my relationships and childhood that I haven't seen before. I think she has made a huge difference in the day to day of dealing with my stress and anxiety knowing that I have a place to open up and discuss what is challenging me.

Written by S.U. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is very compassionate and understanding. She is very good at what she does, and she’s helped me navigate through a very critical problem in my life. I would definitely recommend her to friends or family any time, as I’ve worked with counselors before but can state that she is definitely someone who will help you and make you consider things you may have not thought about, but should be working through. Basically, she’ll give you what you need to hear. In short, she’s awesome!

Written by R.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

I have dreaded counseling since I was very young. I always thought the counselors didn’t have my best interest in mind. Using BetterHelp and Jennifer has opened new paths for my journey. It is not only convenient but there is never any pressure about getting help. Thank you for all you do!

Written by K.R. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer has been wonderful. She really listens and pays attention to what I say. Therefore, she's able to help me cope with my challenges in life. She made me realized that it's perfectly ok to say no and to not be afraid to set my boundaries.

Written by C.O. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I am very happy to be assigned to Jennifer Fritz. I wasn't sure how to start or how this could help, but Jennifer quickly spread some confidence and motivation very quickly. I like how counseling with Jennifer is very goal orientated and tangible which is not what i anticipated how talk therapy would be in general. Setting some order and structure about tackling those vague problems in the background that have been there a long time and I am used to ignoring, helps bring about broader changes in all areas of life.

Written by L.O. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Jenny is a fantastic counsellor. Empathic, knowledgeable, completely non-judgemental, and very easy to talk to. Jenny has a unique capacity to remain impartial while discussing difficult, personal, and sometimes controversial subjects while still being able to offer solid, tailored advice or help scaffold a framework for me to be able to reach my own conclusions. I always feel safe and accepted sharing thoughts with Jenny, and my time with her has helped me crawl out of a very dark, inert place and into a place of more positive thinking and greater productivity. I would recommend time with Jenny to anybody.

Written by A.D. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

When looking for counseling the biggest hurdle for someone who has never done it, is suddenly entrusting your reserved emotions and thoughts to a complete stranger. But with Jennifer, the feet hit the ground and it bolted. We have cruised through a number of issues not necessarily with solutions but with understanding which have brought me peace. It's something you really cant appreciate until you experience it.
Jennifer has been amazing to work with and the light ambiance of the conversation makes for a safe but critical space for thinking about what's best for you.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my counseling with Jennifer.

Written by K.A. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Jenny has always been there for me promptly & kindly. If I take a break, she always welcomes me back.

Written by L.R. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Always encouraging me and helping me to keep moving forward.

Written by R.A. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have used Jennifer for a year a few years ago. When I came back she wasn't on my list of people to have as a counselor but Better Help found her for me and now we are back together!!

Written by E.M. on Oct 12, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Jenny is truly an exemplary counselor. She is impossibly kind and compassionate and unceasingly patient and supportive. With her unique style and ability, she is able to reach over the barriers of technology and distance. I’m in awe of, and humbled by, her level of dedication and responsiveness that radiates from within her — she genuinely practices from a place that is well above and beyond average practice and she does it in her own professional and experienced way. But what is most reflective of her practice and style, is that there aren’t words to describe how she impacted me by supporting and shielding me through a very difficult time.

Written by G.I. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Jennifer is a great counselor and a wonderful person. She is very patient, kind and understanding. She is an amazing listener and a great support. She is always here for me and she helped me a lot. Thank you very much, Jenny! You're the best!

Written by B.H. on Jul 20, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Jennifer is a fantastic lady to have on your team during an exceptionally difficult life change!

Written by J.E. on May 05, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I feel so confident speaking with Jennifer about my issues. She helped and helps me a lot. She is a very caring and warm person.

Written by C.I. on May 20, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

My dark times would've stretched on much longer had I been without your patient ear and your objective advice, Jenny. It's been so wonderful to have you part of my life. I can't thank you enough.

Written by K.A. on May 20, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and grief

Many thanks to Jennifer for helping me to work through multiple crisis issues at once because that’s what life had laid out in front of me. Her emails were timely and focused on me finding my voice and finding my peace. The last 6 months of my life have been hell however this past month with Jennifer’s assistance has seen the packing up of some serious grief and abandonment concerns. I have appreciated her genuine care, concern and sound counsel.

Written by A.M. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

She's a wonderful therapist. She actually listens to what your problems are, rather than give cliché advice like other therapist I've dealt with. She rocks!

Written by P.A. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and sleeping

I think that Jennifer Fritz is a very understanding professional and I’m glad that I am using her services. She makes it convenient so it is possible for someone like me to have a chance to work on issues that I have.

Written by N.I. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

I think she's amazing. She's helped me a lot, especially brought my spirits up from a place I never want to be again in. I started taking care of myself more. I'm still recovering, it's a work in progress, but it has definitely helped.

Written by H.A. on Mar 31, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jen has been hugely supportive in my journey. She is non judgemental and through a natural style exchange we are beginning to peel things back. She calms me and helps me feel I am not alone. Thanks Jen! For others out there, I would highly recommend Jen in this capacity.

Written by A.M. on Mar 09, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

She is amazing!

Written by R.E. on Feb 25, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

For years I have searched for an affordable therapist that I could connect with. At a desperate time in my life I figured I had nothing else to lose by trying online counseling and I was pleasantly surprised. Jennifer has helped me more in one month than I could have ever imagined. And being able to message her and have phone calls was very convenient. Thank you!

Written by Z.A. on Feb 11, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, anger, and career

She’s wonderfully supportive and very insightful. I feel great when talking to her and she helps me go through the nitty gritty of my life to make sense of it.

Written by S.A. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I feel that I am able to open up to Jennifer easily which is good as I find it difficult to open up to people.

Written by A.L. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 days on issues concerning family, and anger

A lovely, warm spirit with positive advice.

Written by M.A. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Extremely professional, thoughtful answers, and great advice.

Written by K.E. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

A wonderful person to share you emotions and issues with. I highly recommend her. She is honest and kind and comes from a genuine place of care and support!

Written by A.N. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

I have found Jennifer to be an understanding therapist that has listened and provided constructive help, helping me cope better with my anxiety.

Written by M.S. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I trust her and she's an amazing counselor who will never stop supporting you and being there for you in your times of need. I appreciate her excellence and professionalism.

Written by L.A. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

So far I have enjoyed speaking with Jennifer. She is very accommodating of my difficult schedule and makes sure I feel that I am supported or have support if I need to access it. I am new to this type of counselling and so I am not 100% sure it is feeling effective for me yet. I look forward to continued work with Jennifer to see if this service is right for me.

Written by E.V. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Jennifer has been wonderful and very thoughtful in her responses and her encouragement and support is worth every penny. She helps to put things into perspective and reads every statement with ease. I recommend her whole heartedly. I took to her instantaneously and she’s helped me in such a short period of time, including the trial period. Highly recommend her advice and support.

Written by P.A. on Sep 09, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

She is very good and understanding and listens to what I have to say.

Written by S.H. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Jennifer is very compassionate and energetic, so much so that sessions with her uplift me no matter how down and depressed I am. I highly recommend her. You will be in good hands.

Written by A.L. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, and anger

Jennifer has been great helping me sort through some of my issues.

Written by E.D. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and career

Jenny has an incredible talent for reading between the lines. She asks thoughtful and meaningful questions and shares her insights to help you on your journey. I feel like writing to her is like writing to an old friend - I feel safe, there's no judgement and I truly feel she is an advocate. Thank you, Jenny, it's meant a lot to me!

Written by D.E. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Just the help I was looking for! Heaven-sent!

Written by C.H. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Jenn is friendly and above all, an independent voice of support and kindness in the chaos of modern family life and relative pressures Jenn helps me to sort 'the woods from the trees'.

Written by O.C. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning family

Jennifer has been a wonderful ongoing support through a particularly difficult family relationship. Knowing she's there in times of need has given me much more confidence in my thoughts and actions that I otherwise didn't have.

Written by M.I. on Jul 17, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer is very kind and supportive. She really works with you to resolve your issues and brings out your best side.

Written by N.O. on Jul 02, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Highly recommend Jennifer Fritz, very patient and understanding...

Written by J.U. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Jennifer was a great help for me. She is very timely, understanding, and detailed in her responses. This was my first time reaching out for help in any manner, and I had the most positive experience I could have ever imagined. I really felt that Jennifer cared about my well being and wanted to see me improve. It was great to be able to open up to an objective third party about my concerns and would recommend Jennifer to anyone.

Written by A.I. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Thank you so much for helping me and listening all of my problems and helping to solve them. By talking with you, I find many answers to my questions and start to feel happiness every day.

Written by C.É. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and anger

I really love working with Jennifer. She really offers great solutions.

Written by A.P. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jennifer is supportive and responsive, I am grateful for her compassion and guidance, it has helped me tremendously.

Written by J.O. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and bipolar

Jenny is very caring and patient. She is also proactive about following up with me when I haven't spoken with her in some time.

Written by K.I. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Jennifer is great. Mindful. Helpful. Easy to talk to.

Written by L.I. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Jennifer was very easy to talk with. Her responses were prompt and they helped me to start thinking of other more positive things. I appreciate her.

Written by P.A. on May 08, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer has been the guiding light. Her constant help and care has helped me reach the levels of happiness that I needed to find again. I can't recommend her and her work and effort enough. You will absolutely not be disappointed!

Written by L.A on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Very patient and encouraging!

Written by B.R on Mar 26, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's very dedicated. When I get busy and lose track of time, she puts forth the effort to stay up to date with me and initiate conversation. She's also a very compassionate individual who really does want to see you get better, not just line her pockets (an experience I had with my first therapist).

Written by L.R on Mar 23, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, and sleeping

I was not sure what I was looking for when I signed up for counseling. I was in an a dark place and I needed someone to help me emerge from there. Jenn helped me confront and deal with some things that I wouldn`t have without being prompted. She has been compassionate, caring and dedicated. Its not easy, nor a quick fix but she listens and responds in kind. She is compassionate and always checks in on me. Thank you.

Written by E.L on Mar 15, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Very professional, knowledgable and empathetic.

Written by J.E on Feb 17, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Very understanding and warm.

Written by J.E on Feb 14, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Dr. Fritz has been very helpful so far. While I am still in the early stages of my issues - she has been very responsive, compassionate, and provided steady usefull advice.