Hi, I'm Jennifer Ratliff, MSW, LICSW. I have worked in the social work field for over 25 years, with experience in protective services, foster care, adoption, as well as in adult and juvenile probation. I'm experienced in serving couples, adults, teens, and families. I am currently licensed in the State of West Virginia. I have experience treating individuals experiencing stress and anxiety, relationship issues, communication problems, depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and confidence.
I've been married 24 years and have 3 children, I understand the struggles of marriage and parenting. I love the outdoors and all things water. I live near the Greenbrier river and enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing. I'm also an animal lover and have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit. My family are active members of Bethesda Church and are involved in our community. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and its OK to need help navigating this changing, confusing and at times harsh world. I have found everyone possesses strengths / gifts that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey and I look forward to getting to know you better.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WV LICSW DP00942353
Jennifer has been amazing in helping me and talking to me. She’s given me great advice and has listened to me about the things that have happened and honestly helps me out a lot. I constantly recommend BetterHelp to anyone that ask me about therapy or having a hard time. It has been the best decision I’ve made signing up!
Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd
Jennifer is warm, open and understanding. She meets you where you are. I felt better after speaking with her just after one session.
Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues