I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Tennessee with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, motivational issues, trauma, childhood trauma, codependency, ADHD, somatic symptoms, and much more. I have received specialized training in the treatment of PTSD utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have provided counseling services in both individual and group therapy context.
My counseling style is warm, conversational, and interactive. I utilize both my clinical listening skills and my intuitive nature to listen deeply enough to hear the "why" and deeper feelings that lay hidden behind the symptoms or concerns you present. I believe in treating my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Although I do believe that mental health diagnosis is helpful and meaningful, I also seek to help my clients understand and celebrate their own unique strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, and preferences. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, rational-emotive counseling, and experiential therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage and strength to seek support in the midst of life's challenges and valleys. I feel honored to support you as you search for a more fulfilling and happier life. I hope you will find a safe place to process and explore your inner world, and support as you take steps towards the solutions that will bring you greater peace and joy.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TN LPC 2431
Jennifer is attentive, responsive, thoughtful, and kind. She clearly cares, and wants the best for her clients. I can tell she is rooting for me. She is always willing to talk through things, or to let me talk them through, and she is also able to work with me on certain long-standing issues. I really appreciate her.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
My time with Jennifer has been transformational. I had been in therapy a few times, but very briefly, and right from our first few sessions so much shifted for me. Even my friends commented that "therapy was definitely working" for me because I have been able to show up differently for myself and in the world.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties