Jennifer Packer

(MSW, LICSW, PIP)

About Me

Hi!!

My name is Jennifer Packer, MSW, LICSW, PIP, CSW. What that means is that I have a Masters degree in social work (MSW), I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Alabama with privileges to do private independent practice (PIP). I am also a Certified Social Worker (CSW) by the state of Georgia.

I graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor's degree in social work in 2006. I later graduated from Alabama A&M University with a master's degree in social work in 2008. While attending college, I fell in love with social work. Even as a child, I have always had a passion for helping people.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with various types of populations. I started my career working at child protection services. I worked with the state of Alabama for about 3 years and later with private foster care agencies for about 4 years. Once I earned my LICSW, I began to work as a psychotherapist, specializing in working with the geriatric population. Most recently I have been working with adults with severe mental illness placed in correctional facilities. I have experience with working with adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other severe mental illnesses and disorders.

I have a very easygoing approach to therapy. I find it important to treat the person and not just the illness. What that means is I believe people are not just symptoms but individuals who are a reflection of their experiences and circumstances. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because I believe if you change the way you think you change the way you behave. I will also use other therapies such as mindfulness, solution-focused, and client-centered techniques. Although I am more familiar with CBT, when I work with clients I make sure to provide individualized services based solely on the clients’ needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #3696C (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #CSW006298 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s a beautiful soul and not a robot.

Written by A.L. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Awesome and understanding!

Written by L.O. on Mar 21, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Jennifer has helped me learn so much about myself that I constantly put off or didn’t know that was okay for me to understand. She has constantly been there as a source of support, caring, understanding, and is such a good active listener who THEN gives helpful advice! She’s wonderful and I’d recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.P. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I always feel like she’s really listening to me and cares about what I have to say. I’m very comfortable speaking with her .

Written by B.R. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Jennifer listens and is so understanding. The first time we talked it was easy to open up to her.

Written by Z.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amazing

Written by A.U. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Been with Ms Jenn for 3 months now and am grateful for the time she’s provided me. She made my first therapy experience comfortable and welcoming. It's given me a clearer route and reassurance I needed for myself to get things all needed off my chest, and she helped guided me back. So sweet, down to earth, and really connects as well as on a spiritual level.

Written by R.O. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is a very compassionate therapist who really listens and offers practical advice and suggestions. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone dealing with domestic issues or personal life changes.

Written by L.E. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Thank you Jennifer!

Written by A.D. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer is great. She is compassionate and knowledgeable. She gives great feedback in a timely fashion. She is instrumental in helping me get through challenges. I feel supported and empowered with her help. She is also very flexible in her schedule which is a huge plus. She is positive and easy to speak to.

Written by K.I. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

Ms. Jennifer has been a great counselor!

Written by C.A. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Jennifer Packer is amazing! Very attentive and personable. She is extremely easy to talk to.

Written by J.O. on Apr 04, 2019 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jennifer was fantastic about getting back to me and sending me things that might help. She always helped me look at things in a different perspective and made me feel comfortable in asking for help and seeking change in my life.

Written by B.R. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Jennifer has been very timely with responding to my questions and needs as well as professional. The worksheets that were provided to me helped me realize there are ways of coping with my issues in a manner that can make me feel like I am growing as an individual. I am happy with my decision to get counseling, and BetterHelp is a convenient source since I have such a busy schedule.

Written by P.A. on Nov 26, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is wonderful. She's absorbent and resourceful. A clearheaded professional. Absolutely nurturing to a better self. I only wish I had more time of day to sit down and talk with her. I would definitely recommend her expertise.

Written by A.N. on Nov 26, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jennifer has been extremely real and honest and helpful to me I look forward to our upcoming sessions as our first few have been so beneficial to my life. I can express my gratitude to her, and to her availability to be by my side.

Written by R.O. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Jennifer is a great councilor and has helped me so much I would recommend her to any one.