Jennifer Malkin

(LPC, NCC)

About Me

Counseling provides opportunities to gain understanding of your behavior, choices and patterns. Most of us deal with emotional, intellectual, social, physical and spiritual needs. It's important to choose positive behaviors which affirm us in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
**Please read NOTE at bottom, Thank You**

Jennifer Malkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in addition to a Nationally Certified Counselor. Jenn has a Masters degree in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. Jenn has her first Master's degree in Education as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, both from Hofstra University.

Jenn is certified in B-R-I-E-F Mediation Specialization Training

Therapy is a joint effort between therapist and client. "The relationship between us is collaborative, empathetic, and supportive. I'll seek to understand your perspective, help clarify goals, and help you find your strengths to make positive changes. Although I commit to make every effort to provide effective care, your commitment is needed as well to achieve success. Together we will discuss progress and challenges in an honest, trusting and confidential manner in order to achieve your desired outcome."

In the 15 years Jenn's been practicing, She has helped numerous individuals and couples find greater happiness and harmony in their lives. Jennifer is skilled and broadly trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, but she finds Choice Theory to be especially helpful.

Together, we will discuss a treatment plan and use it to guide you on your journey. "I will challenge you and hold you accountable for your behavior, particularly when a person fails to do what he or she has expressed an intention to do."

SPECIALTIES

Individual psychotherapy
Couples issues
Improved communication skills
Blended families
Family Therapy
Parental Boundaries
Reconciling differences in parenting styles
Divorce
Custody
Abusive relationships
Anxiety
Depression
Grief
Stress management
Goal clarification/Goal setting
Utilization of strengths
Self-defeating belief systems
Career and life transitions
Confidence/awareness
LGBT counseling

******PLEASE NOTE*******
I do work for BetterHelp part time, and I live in the EST zone. I have a second job and am a Full Time Mom to a toddler. I love being a therapist and working to guide clients towards their goals! However, I am busy. I work for BetterHelp.com Monday through Friday, and the hours vary. If I sign on at 10am, and you write me at 4pm.....you may not hear back until the following day. I do try to reply within 24-48 hours on THOSE days. That's also BetterHelp.com's recommendation on response times. Saturday and Sunday I am off but can usually be available to write back if message is marked urgent! I am not continuously online at BetterHelp. I log in, as you do. I am also available for "Live" sessions; real-time typing and live phone sessions, which are a scheduled appointments. I do hope to be able to fit into your schedule. If it doesn't, I understand and wish you the best on your way to finding a counselor that can meet your needs :)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Grief
  • Parenting

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #001535 (Expires: 2019-01-31)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and career

It’s hard to write in a few short words what Jennifer Malkin did for me. She took the time to teach me how to heal from my past, deal with my present and prepare for my future. She is compassionate, kind, patient, and present. Her experience and knowledge in many different aspects of life is apparent. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Written by E.L. on May 19, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and bipolar

Jennifer cuts to the chase and helps you identify what needs to be addressed vs. allowing you to wallow in your own issues. She is a miracle worker. I thoroughly benefitted from her active listening and spot on identification of underlying issues. With her practical approach and touch of compassion, I am able to better handle my issues at hand. Thank you Jennifer.

Written by N.A. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jennifer Malkin is a very kind and caring individual. She really focuses on your primary concern and gives great advice and recommendations to help resolve your issues. She is also patient and very encouraging which makes it very easy to open up to her about difficult things. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking help.

Written by P.R. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

Jennifer has been kind, patient and a very understanding counselor who I had the benefit of connecting through BetterHelp. While I was struggling with understanding my anxiety and a lot many situations related to abuse and trauma, she has particularly being able tp help me find words to my thoughts and emotions. A lot of why's about my feelings and emotions, are being answered with her help. I feel glad that she is my counselor. She has helped me with anxiety management, ways to cope with trauma, helping me understand various forms of abuse and abusers and thus helping me accept my situation. Through phone and chat sessions she has helped me deal with the severe emotional stress I had endured through years of traumatizing experiences and abuse. She is prompt at responding back to my urgent messages to her, and somewhere the fact that I receive a lot of validation about my thoughts from her, that I am able to deal with my chaotic life with peace. I would highly recommend her to anyone/everyone who is dealing with processing trauma, abuse, or has grown up feeling different from his/her surroundings. She checks in on you, to make you are able to process the solutions to your why's and how's. Thank you Jenn, for a lot of support and being so kind, compassionate and patient with me.

Written by C.O. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Jenn is a caring and thorough counselor. She takes the time to listen and reads between the lines when needed in order to give the most appropriate advice. What I love most are her positive reinforcement methods. Thank you for being the support that I need.

Written by N.A on Feb 19, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week

I highly recommend Jennifer, she's truly amazing at what she does she was definitely cut out for this. She helped me to get through my darkest phase! She knows how to handle any given situation and is always precise and on point. I appreciate her good work!

Written by R.O on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 8 months on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

Jenn is very knowledgeable and helpful. She is an attentive reader/listener, has insightful input and is clearly concerned about her clients' well-being. She is empowering, uplifting, helps cut through mental chatter, and gives a realistic, no-nonsense assessment of what she perceives happening. I have enjoyed and benefitted from our interactions thus far and plan to continue to work with Jenn as she has been a compassionate counselor in times of crisis and an ongoing source of inspiration. It is good to have her "in my corner."

Written by R.O on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Jennifer is the first therapist I ever felt truly supported by. She helped me work through a crisis where I had felt hopeless and stuck. I was able to untangle my life because of her support and skills. I highly recommend her!

Written by V.A on Feb 01, 2017 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Speaking with Jennifer has allowed me to be open and honest about my problems and insecurities. I am comfortable sharing my struggles with her. She has been very supportive and always offers positive insight. I am very thankful that she has offered her time to help.

Written by Y.V on Nov 05, 2015 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I have found Jennifer to be very supportive and her advice has been helpful in my working through issues I find out of my control. I have truly benefited from her insight and helpful ways of working out my problems. Thank you!!

Written by R.O on Oct 07, 2014 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and depression

Jennifer a caring counselor who takes the time to listen and responds with helpful suggestions. She has asked important questions that make me think and see things a bit differently than before. I feel we are a good fit.