Hi! You just made the single HARDEST and MOST IMPORTANT decision to feel better by asking for help.
My name is Jennifer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have been providing supportive counseling for around 20 years. This means I will listen to you, your problems, and challenges, so I can learn to better understand you. By understanding what you need and hope to accomplish, I will be able to help you with your current life challenges. This will help us to work towards making improvements that will help you feel better about yourself right away and in the future. How does that sound to you?
Initially, in therapy, it might seem like therapy is going slow as you share your experiences and I learn to understand your feelings and ideas. Hopefully, I will be able to provide some calming exercises, as well as some “short-term solutions” that will help you feel better right away. It is hard to function daily when you are feeling anxious and stressed and cannot concentrate on daily activities.
Life can seem so confusing and hard to navigate sometimes. Even though it feels like you are alone, you are not. Many people go through different stages in life and have trouble “finding their way”. You may find it helpful to know that I have experience being the “client” in a “counseling relationship” and I was very choosy about what I looked for in my therapist/counselor. I am a person who needs to know I can say absolutely anything to my counselor, and they will not think any less of me. I need to feel understood, validated, and that my therapist is genuinely concerned for my well-being. I hope you know I will be here for you in the same way. Together we can work towards understanding why you feel certain ways, finding peace and contentment in your life now and in your future. If all this sounds like a plan you would like to work on, let me know, and we can begin as soon as you like. I am looking forward to helping you feel better! Now some things you might like to know about me:
My “therapeutic style”:
*Providing tools for change
*Letting you decide your goals with help
*Plain-spoken (no wordy jargon)
• Stress, Anxiety, Panic
• Trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, verbal)
• Parenting issues
• Family Conflict
• Family Systems
• Self esteem
• Somatic Disorders
• Personality Disorders (Anti-Social/Narcissistic/Borderline, Sociopathic, etc)
• Grief (including miscarriage/loss of unborn child/loss of relationship/loss of job, etc)
• Compassion Fatigue
• Anger Management
• Life Changes
• Career Difficulties
• Law Enforcement Counseling (I have background in Criminal Justice as well as a BS in Criminal Justice and an AS in Law Enforcement)
Also experienced in:
Addictions, Domestic Violence, Intimacy-Related Issues, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideations, PTSD
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
WV LPC 1784
Jennifer was very peaceful and helped me with my session. I needed to vent and she helped me.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Jennifer is extremely personable and amusing. Light hearted and relatable. You can tell she sees the human in you and helps in a variety of ways. I look forward to my sessions with her!
Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Jenn is a great therapist. I haven't had a ton of sessions with her, but she really tries to understand me. She's knowledgable and has given me a lot of advice. I appreciate her.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Jennifer is amazing and can really empathize with you. She's not big on being "clinical" so it's really easy to talk with her and work on yourself. I'm grateful to BetterHelp and my therapist for helping me in some of the hardest times of my life.
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I love Jennifer. She is an amazing therapist and person to talk to. She helps me feel calm and confident. I truly respect her insight and thoughts on many topics. She is professional but also has a level of relatability I appreciate. She likes to have fun and not stay so serious which I love!!
Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
This woman deserves all the praise and awards in the world, she is an absolute god send. So down to earth gets right on your level and isn’t afraid to get real with you. I came to her in the absolute darkest moment of my life and even after just the first session I felt lighter and just overall like I could breathe again.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd