Jennifer Dobrin Shields

LMHC, LCMHC

About Me

I work with a variety of concerns and strive to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere. The areas that have been my main focus are as follows: substance abuse, trauma, and depression. My goal is to be present for the challenges you are facing. Second, it is my priority to ensure a collaborative relationship throughout treatment.
It is sometimes very challenging to make change and this can feel overwhelming. While I do work with many different issues, my main areas of focus are: drug and alcohol dependency and PTSD. My priority is to help individuals through this process. It is an honor to see clients find meaning and purpose through the recovery process.
Therapy is a place for you to challenge yourself. The therapy relationship is a process that both facilitates healing and self-awareness.

Licensed in Vermont and Florida.

Memberships: Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12345 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LCMHC #068.0134282 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

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

Written by A.N. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jenn has been a huge influence to me and my personal growth this year! Whether is profound deep realizations or a shared safe space, I feel cleansed after our sessions. There are so many good things to say about her as a person and therapist.

Written by E.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jennifer is an amazing person. I’ve always been skeptical about therapy because I didn’t think it will truly help. Meeting Jennifer reminded me of why it’s necessary. She is very compassionate and supports what works for you while checking in between scheduled times. I highly recommend Jenn for her work!

Written by J.O. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very pleased with this service and my provider. Thank you!

Written by V.I. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jen listens and answers my questions in a timely manner before and after a session. She supports me 100 percent and is completely invested.

Written by D.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jennifer is a very good therapist

Written by J.A. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer has been amazing! She has listened to my story, really helped me work through stress and anxiety after my accident and has provided me many different outlets and tools to control my stress accordingly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional pair of ears

Written by K.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jenn has been a lifesaver this past year of working with her. Throughout this year of working with Jenn, I have learned to have more self-compassion for myself, to trust my gut more, and to communicate more effectively in relationships.

I can always count on Jenn to write back to me in a timely manner, on the same day, ask me thought provoking questions to shift my mindset a little bit, and for her to speak up if I am not in line with my values, or morals.

Jenn has a wide variety of experience in a bunch of different fields, so having this experience has allowed her to dive deeper into all the different issues that have arose in my life this past year, and trust that she knows exactly what I'm saying and going through.

Thanks Jenn for being my confidant this past year - I have gained so much out of our time together each week.

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was really surprised about how in depth this therapy can really be. Jenn really likes to focus on your needs and it good at tackling problems one at a time, while being observant of other challenging problems you may face. It is nice to submit journals throughout the week and have her comment and support you through those moments. I feel she does really care about her clients and wants to help as many people as she is able too.

Written by L.E. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer has been very understanding and kind about her advice and resources she provides me. She has a very good understanding of what I am looking for.

Written by D.A. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Jennifer is very compassionate and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone I know that is struggling or just needs to talk to a professional. She genuinely cares about her clients and provides the best experience possible.

Work with me!