My name is Jennifer Lawrence and I am a licensed professional counselor. I grew up in rural Virginia with a large “village.” From a very young age, I was known to be a helper by my family and friends. I have worked with youth, adults, and families through providing academic, career, and mental health counseling. I am passionate about helping people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds through offering encouragement and support as they pursue their goals. I have served in a variety of settings, including educational institutions and a residential treatment facility. I operate from a person-centered approach with a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused counseling techniques. You are the expert about you. My focus is to assist you with deciding the path that you would like to follow, acknowledging the reasons that you are motivated to follow that path, identifying and learning the steps to follow that path, and supporting you as you continue on your life’s journey.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. I also hold a Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) that focuses on working with individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities. In my free time, I enjoy kettlebell workouts, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
I am elated and honored to be able to work in a virtual therapeutic setting that provides services that positively impact the lives of others. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
DC LPC PRC200001774
VA LPC 0701007549
Jen relates to what is going on within my life and really puts it into perspective so that I can make the proper changes!
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd
Jennifer is wonderful. She is able to connect with me and communicate with me on so many levels in my life. She’s been a joy to speak with and a comfort when things a challenging. Thank you!
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd
She's very kind and supportive, she allows you to speak and be honest and I had a great experience with her.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Jennifer helps me see things in such a positive light. When I feel discouraged she helps me to see all of my accomplishments. She listens, and understands. Does not judge and allows me to be my true self.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Jennifer is the best therapist ever and I'm so lucky and blessed to be her client!
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Jennifer is a great listener and provides input individually case by case while drawing both from her personal and clinical experience. I feel comfortable sharing information with her-it feels sometimes like she is one of your friends and is really there to support and guide you to better mental health.
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety