Jennifer Garland

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I have been an individual and family therapist in Missouri for twelve years. In my practice, I have served those coping with anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, parenting challenges, and a plethora of other issues. I have extensive experience working with victims of childhood abuse and trauma.

I bring a strength based perspective to all situations. I believe that everyone has strengths they can draw upon to work through life's challenges and hardships. My therapeutic approach is a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and integrative therapies. Everyone is unique and therapy sessions must be individualized as well.

Reaching out for help is admirable and no easy task. I'm glad you have taken that first step and I look forward to talking with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2007007218 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jennifer has been completely amazing. I have been so helped by her. She is very wise but also very sweet. She has stood by me in every situation and I feel thoroughly supported.

Written by M.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Jennifer has helped me massively. She listens amazingly and really helps you understand the problems your having without blaming you for them. She’s excellent as what she does and a brilliant therapist.

Written by C.E. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is a great counselor.

Written by A.M. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jennifer is outstanding. She provides great resources, and also is able to read into the problem and helping you understand what could be going on. She has helped me develop confidence and self worth, I’m feeling more solidified in my future decision thanks to her!

Written by M.O. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer really listens to what I'm saying and always finds a way to comfort me and help me solve my problems.

Written by R.U. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I once told Jennifer she was a genius. Of course, being a modest and kind person, she denied this, but it is absolutely true. The way she is able to listen, understand, empathise with and support someone thousands of miles and several time zones away is truly amazing. I am a work in progress and Jennifer is a huge help.

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Absolutely phenomenal. Caring, empathetic, very easy to talk to. Definitely recommend!

Written by J.A. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is amazing. She really listens and cares about my problems. I've been to counsellors in the past who didn't really understand my root problems, but she actively helps and offers solutions that I can apply right away. She has helped me a lot with my healing and I highly recommend booking a session with her.

Written by A.N. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is an empathetic, warm and present counsellor. I am very happy with the therapeutic alliance and collaboration we have with each other and believe in her capabilities to guide me through my concerns.

Written by M.E. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months

Thank you Jennifer! I appreciate the clarity you have helped me achieve.

Written by K.I. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer is so helpful and supportive. She’s been very accommodating of my schedule, even from a distant time zone, and is always responsive. It’s been great working with her to find commitments and strategies that work for me, especially during this very transitional time.

Written by B.H. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Jennifer is a very empathetic person!

Written by D.A. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I love Jen!! She has really helped me on my journey and continues to be invaluable.

Written by S.H. on Feb 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer has been more than a counselor from day one! She’s a friend that I know I can call on day or night! She’s always there and ready to listen and is always armed with a variety of ways to handle each crisis. She is always calm and kind and supportive! I don’t know where I would be had I not met her when I did.

Written by N.I. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Jennifer is very kind and actively listens to the troubles that one is experiencing.

Written by K.E. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Jennifer is a great listener, I feel she takes time to reflect on my messages and in our chats. She replies with insightful comments and good questions. I enjoyed her assistant in helping me walk through a difficult situation.

Written by R.U. on Dec 31, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer has been a wonderful support for me this year. She has been a kind and supportive counsellor and very accommodating to me when I need to change session times. She has really helped me with giving new perspective on old problems. I would recommend her to everyone. Thank you so much Jennifer for your support!

Written by E.L. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Jennifer has been the most amazing therapist! She is so clear and direct which has enabled me to make the right choices and decisions for myself. She has provided me a lot of good worksheets and tips on ways to overcome my situation and has been very friendly and kind through out my time with her.
She has also been very good at unpacking what I am communicating with her and gives really good and clear advice and showed strong understanding of what I was communicating, even while I was at really low points in myself. I would definitely recommend. I would use her again if I needed to in a heartbeat.

Written by O.B. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Jennifer's extremely nice and funny, and listens to my problems then suggests a different way of looking at it which is often very eye opening. This is my first time going for therapy so I was nervous at first, but i'm definitely not disappointed.

Written by A.N. on Oct 16, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer is a great counselor, but, more importantly, she is a really good person. I trust that she is in my corner, and fighting for my success.

Written by B.R. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jennifer is a very kind and happy person! She always knows how to make me see my situation in a more reasonable way! She gives practical advice on how to meet my individual goals. She’s lovely to chat with and takes the time to get to know you and your concerns! :)

Written by W.A. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Jennifer has been a great help to me and truly gave me great advice to fix my relationship.

Written by N.A. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Jennifer was incredibly helpful. She listened to my situation and really put thing into perspective to help clear things up.

Written by L.I. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Jen has been an amazing counseling experience. She is genuinely caring and I have found her very easy to open up to and feel comfortable with. Gives great feedback and responds quickly.

Written by K.R. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I really appreciate the insight that Jennifer gives during our sessions, as well as sharing the tools/worksheets that help me to work at my own speed. Jennifer is a good listener and I look forward to our weekly sessions.

Written by D.O. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

When I signed up for BetterHelp and first 'met' Jennifer, I was in a very bad state. She has shown me numerous ways to regain my confidence and to become a much happier more mentally balanced person.

Written by M.I. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has made me feel very comfortable, both in sending messages and talking on video. She's helping me work on strategies I can transfer into my life to deal with previous trauma and anxiety. Highly recommended :-)

Written by H.E. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer was so easy to open up to. She is caring, understanding and funny. She made it easy to feel comfortable to talk to her. I look forward to continuing with her and am confident that she will be able to help me be more confident in myself and assertive with others. She is a good person to work with!

Written by T.R. on Aug 03, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has been great. She's a great listener and shows a lot of compassion and empathy.

Written by P.A. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jennifer Garland has been helping me in various ways. She makes me feel like there is someone that is ready to listen to my issues.