Jennifer Kennedy

LCSW

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in NJ and NC. I received my Master of Social Work degree from St. Louis University in 1999. My early career included work with adolescents and their families in home. I also have extensive experience with alcohol and addictions as well as depression and self esteem. Most recently I have spent my years working with those at end of life, caregivers and those experiencing grief.

My approach is client centered and goal oriented. Modalities I use include Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am compassionate and believe in treating others with respect.

It takes courage to heal and grow and I look forward to working with you on your journey


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NJ LCSW 44SC05656900

NC LCSW C012336


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Kennedy. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

More than a year later, I am writing this review for Jennifer. Jennifer helped me through anxiety and career matters that emerged during the latter half of 2020. From the first session, she introduced practices and the therapeutic listening that I needed to have my first cathartic cry in a long time. I would recommend her to anyone that needs comfort and a practical outside perspective on any life issues.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She is wonderful

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Jennifer is fantastic. She is compassionate, kind, and understanding. She has very accessible tools for overcoming hurdles that life throws at you and I truly enjoy my weekly chats with her.

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel so comfortable with Jennifer. She has helped me make so much progress this past year. My family and friends have made note of it as well- the progress I’ve made has encouraged two of my best friends to participate in therapy. Jennifer understands my spiritual beliefs and values and guides me without judgement. I have contacted her many times outside of my therapy times and she was been prompt and wonderful with getting back to me. She’s so great

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Jennifer was a wonderful counselor over the past several months. She helped me get through an exceptionally hard time in my life and made sure I had the tools to work though my issues in the future. Her endless patience and attention to detail made the sessions enjoyable and helped with my progression. As someone who had never done counseling in the past, I was nervous, but Jennifer was exceptional and I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

You can hear that she cares. She tells you she’s proud when you accomplish something, big or small, and tells you to keep pushing when you’ve regressed or had a bad week. I’ve always been wary about therapists seeming cold or unconcerned, but you can tell with every session that your growth and mental health means a lot to her. Would recommend to anyone who wants a kind, gentle therapist.

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very professional, I believe she cares, and she is very understanding and respectful of my situation in multiple ways.

Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Jennifer has given me great tips to help with daily struggles, as well as those i can use for life! The worksheets she sends me have been very helpful and I just really appreciate her truly listening to me - she has been a vast help to me and i'm very grateful!!

Written on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I have been in therapy a few times before and felt a bit at a loss about how I could make progress on the lingering vaguer issues that I've continued to struggle with. Jennifer has provided sessions with just the right amount of structure and guidance to help me make meaningful progress on these tougher, deeper issues. She is kind and knowledgeable, and has already helped me a great deal. I am very grateful to have her as my therapist!

Written on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

My therapist Jennifer is amazing!

Work with me!