Jennifer Gadberry

(M.S., LPC)
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About Me

I have practiced as a counselor in Southeast Missouri for 18 years, working initially as an crisis counselor and then in an outpatient setting and I am also an Instructor of Psychology. I also previously worked as a therapist in a residential treatment center for children and teens. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens, and adults. Most recently I have provided individual, couple and family counseling in the home. Together we have addressed concerns regarding relationship issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, loss, as well as parenting problems and family conflict. As a college instructor I also interact frequently with young adults and have served to counsel individuals through various transitions.

My counseling style is client-centered as I believe in the power of each individual to grow with the right help and support. I draw from a Christian faith foundation and aim to facilitate insight and hope, highlighting one's strengths and positive steps toward change...change in thoughts and change in behaviors. The relationship developed with a person is a gift and can serve as a spring board for a solution-focused plan for change and improvement in emotional state and motivation. The various ways that we can achieve this together include cognitive-behavioral exercises, mindfulness and relaxation exercises, and narrative activities. Drawing from the Humanistic perspective, I believe that every person deserves a safe space where they can be heard without judgment and aim to work collaboratively with each client to develop treatment goals that will move them to reaching their full potential. I believe in your unique strengths and I will work alongside you to establish a plan and facilitate growth.

If you have read this, you have already taken an important, courageous step toward improving your mental and emotional state. I would be happy to help you take those next steps. I look forward to getting to know you on this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2002010838 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have spoken with Jennifer regularly for about 4 months now. She has been constantly helpful, wise and discerning. I have progressed so much since the beginning of my counselling, and have more coping strategies to combat the anxiety and depression I have been experiencing. I couldn’t ask for more in a counsellor.

Written by J.E. on Aug 02, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer is an excellent counselor. She is discerning, empathetic, wise, and committed to working with me toward healing and growth. I highly recommend her.

Written by P.U. on Aug 01, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Jennifer has patience and listens . She understands and has empathy. At present I just have 3 weeks experience with her , but I feel comfortable. I would love to have her as my therapist in future scenarios.

Written by J.O. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

During our first initial conversion, I felt that I had a supportive person on the other end listening and offering good advice to calm my fears.

Having that Christian connection is so important to me as well.

Written by M.A. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Very nice and understanding counsellor! She helped me through a tough time and had very helpful advice for me. I will choose her again if I am in need of a counsellor again.

Written by C.H. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

An amazing counsellor so far. Timely responses and listens to my concerns. Thank you for your help!!