Therapist Jennifer Malkin Photo

Jennifer Malkin, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues
Phone Live Chat Messaging

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."


Individual psychotherapy
Couples issues
Improved communication skills
Blended families
Family Therapy
Parental Boundaries
Reconciling differences in parenting styles
Abusive relationships
Stress management
Goal clarification/Goal setting
Utilization of strengths
Self-defeating belief systems
Career and life transitions
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 Monday through Friday, and the hours vary. If I sign on at 10am, and you write me at may not hear back until the following day. I do try to reply within 24-48 hours on THOSE days. That's also'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 :)

Professional experience

16yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

SC LPC 8701

CT LPC 001535


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Malkin. 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.

Jenn has helped me navigate through some of the toughest challenges I have faced thus far. She's been caring, empathetic, and most importantly -- she's been firm when I needed her to be. I truly cannot thank her enough.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jenn is 10/10!
She’s a ball of sunshine but is also resourceful, insightful, helpful and understanding. I have thorough enjoyed all our sessions together, and she was always willing to move her schedule around to fit mine as best she could! Highly recommend working with her, I’m a better person for it.

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer is very considerate to my concerns and is thoughtful in her approach.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Jenn is amazing! She is by far the best counselor I’ve ever had. She can tell me exactly what I did great, what I need to work on, and has adapted to my needs so well! She answers me quickly and I LOVE her feedback, honest and sincere. By far, an amazing person and even better counselor.

Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Wonderful so far.

Written on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I think Jennifer is strongest at her ability to talk about relationships. Which I’m sure is the Majority of most counseling. Her worksheets are a great part of the counseling. The only critique I would give is a bit more wholistic. Professional, romantic etc. though I’m not sure you have counselors geared towards specific topic matters.

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month