Jennifer Thompson

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client centered counseling; in other words, my focus is on you and how best to help you. As we work together, you'll see my counseling style as warm and interactive: you will always experience respect, compassion and zero judgment from me. I fully understand that seeking a more fulfilling life and taking the first steps towards change shows courage and if you are ready to take that step, I am here to walk with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LMHC #MH 11055 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Aug 03, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has helped me so much over the last couple of months. I couldn't pull myself out of a depression and she really listened to what I was going through. Then we focused on strategies to turn around the negative thoughts and dig deep into the root of those thoughts to figure out what was really true for me. The live chat sessions are great, and it's actually a benefit to be able to think about the answers to her questions and type them out, I prefer it to traditional therapy.

Written by C.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

When I first started Better Help I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had never done counseling prior to this. I was paired up with two counselors before being paired with Jennifer, I was hesitant at first because we can only live chat but I gave it a chance and I’m really happy I did. She has really helped me work through some situations in a way that I never thought I would be able to. She is very kind with her words and always helps me get to the bottom of things. Would definitely recommend her.

Written by A.U. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing and has helped me so much already and I can’t wait to continue my counseling sessions and growth with her help!

Written by B.R. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I can not say enough about how supportive Jennifer Thompson is. Jennifer really listens and cares. Having Jennifer by my side leaves comforted in knowing I have a safe space to share my thoughts, work through my obstacles and find support when I need it.

Written by C.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I really appreciate Jennifer’s insight on different matters. I didn’t think the method of the sessions would work for me but it turned out to be really beneficial to type things out, think more on different subject matters, and come back to complete my thoughts. I feel like it’s an active journal with a listener. Thank you so much Jennifer for your help and wisdom thus far.

Written by N.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best in the business. There no one like here. Never before I have felt that I could be heard and for the for first time I am being heard, considered and valued. I feel like I have a voice. Thank you Jennifer for everything you do.

Written by T.E. on May 21, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

I joined BetterHelp when I was going through a rough couple of months in the hope of finding well, someone to help. I was initially paired with a different counselor but after reading through their profile, I didn’t feel we’d have a connection and began reading up on others. I was drawn to Jennifer for whatever reason and after several sessions with her I think I know why. She’s compassionate, open-minded, level headed, diplomatic and very thorough. She considers every element and every piece of information you present to her as she helps you dive to the root and discover the kind of response you need going forward. Initially, I found it odd to have only a chat option when other counselors had call and chat options, but I’ve come to realize the chat function helps me organize my thoughts in a coherent manner and thereby gives Jennifer everything she truly needs without the chaff- which might be the case with a call. It also could detract from the main issue so all in all, I honestly cannot be happier with her and her skills. I feel better and have most of my issues resolved or better put learned techniques to help me moving forward. You won’t be disappointed going with Jennifer. THANK YOU, JENN!

Written by S.K. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jennifer is extremely supportive, and always offers a kind open hand when it comes to advice. I feel like she really listens, and shows enough sympathy while also empowering me to begin making positive changes within myself and my mindset.

Written by S.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I’m really happy I got matched with Jennifer. She was exactly the kind of counselor I needed. Someone kind and attentive and not judgmental. After staying at home for so long and going through a break up I was feeling anxious and overwhelmed. I loved the approach Jennifer used to help me manage and control all the emotions I’ve been feeling. She also responds timely and consistently. This was my first time getting counseling and she made me feel very comfortable and natural!

Written by L.I. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

I consider myself very fortunate to have Jennifer Thompson as my counselor! Working with her is truly a blessing to me. I wasn’t sure how it would be messaging but it works out great for me. I am busy all the time so messaging allows me to contact her when I can and I don’t have to worry about having to cancel appointments. I think the greatest benefit with messaging is that it gives me the time to really be thoughtful about what she is asking me. I always look forward to her responses and they come back pretty quick! I feel like all the questions she asks me and the things she wants me to think about really relate to me and my situation and are not just generic. She’s very kind and understanding and it’s very easy to talk to her. I am so thankful that she is my counselor!

Written by T.I. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has helped me so much. I had to leave BetterHelp for a few months due to financial reasons but she has been such a huge help in my personal growth. I can’t thank her enough!

Written by I.N. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

Jennifer has helped me so much in the last couple of months. I had been stuck in a hole for the last year, after making some big changes in my life. Jennifer has advised me and made me see from a different perspective. She always asks me the right questions that make me look inward and get to the bottom of my issues. She is positive, supportive, understanding. I recommend her!

Written by B.R. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

Jennifer has been so helpful with my journey to bettering myself so far. We have been in contact for a month now and she is very attentive and understanding. I have had many great conversations with her and look forward to many more. As a young adult, it felt hard to find someone who could understand me and not judge me, she has been so amazing. I highly recommend.

Written by M.O. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

Jennifer has been a great support to me these past few weeks and has really opened my eyes to things I would have not been able to see myself.

Written by R.O. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mrs Jennifer is always a welcoming personality to look forward to speaking to. She only gives advice based on her understanding of the situation and if she does not know she will research for further information. She is amazing at her profession and is a major asset to my life.

Written by A.N. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

Jennifer has been a wonderful counselor to work with. Her knowledge, perspective, and guidance has really made an impact on my daily life. She is very perceptive and asks me the right questions that allow me to work through a lot of unresolved issues. She is kind and very empathetic, which makes our sessions very enjoyable and rewarding for me. I highly recommend Jennifer for a counselor and I am so grateful for all of her help.

Written by S.T. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Thompson is invaluable to helping you find your own way through the struggles, knots, fog of war in your mind.

She is assertive but never directive. Like a built in upgrade to your consciousness

Written by J.A. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer is a wonderful therapist! She helped me process several emotions very effectively in a short amount of time. Jennifer is kind and validates your feelings and thoughts. She asked all the right questions that allowed me to dig deep into my thoughts and behaviors. She created a safe space where I could be vulnerable and provided me with encouraging words that gave me strength when I felt like I had none. I am so glad that to have been matched with her and I highly recommend her!

Written by A.N. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

She is very sweet, patient, and tries to ask a lot of questions to understand my situation. Also very supportive and helps me think positively.

Written by L.I. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks

After trying several different counselors I was finally matched with Jennifer. I was a little nervous about how the sessions would work since we only communicate via messages but i found it to work very well. I started with Jennifer in the middle of a complete breakdown. She was able to quickly help me learn that changing my perspective would be the biggest help to get me to a better place. I have really enjoyed working with Jennifer. She has great advice and tools to assist her clients.

Written by D.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Jennifer is great! She responds in a timely manner and she has a great way of providing different perspectives to my concerns. I have seen an improvement in my communication skills throughout this experience.

Written by O.L. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jennifer really is someone that you can easily talk to. I’ve been through a lot of therapy and I haven’t found someone like her. I am very lucky to have her in my life now. I have recommended 3 friends to BetterHelp after having Jennifer as my counselor. She always replies and will put her time aside for you. She also makes you feel like you’re worth everything. I’ve had negative days, but she brightens them up.

Written by A.M. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is very flexible with time and let’s me speak about my thoughts openly without making me feel judged in any type of way. She responds fairly quick even when I take days to answer her and has become some one I know I can come y’all to when anything goes wrong. I am very grateful I found BetterHelp and Mrs. Jennifer Thompson

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jennifer has helped me to begin healing and I’m grateful for her. She’s warm, attentive, and gets me thinking. I love that she challenges me while still being supportive. She has great insight. Most importantly I feel safe with her. I’m able to be me and not feel judged. I’m able to be transparent without feeling shame. She has been a blessing to me.

Written by M.E. on Jul 12, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

She’s been great in helping with communication techniques that actually help to break out of some of my bad habits and is a great listener as well. I definitely feel heard when I speak with her and as this being my first time ever getting therapy, it’s been a great experience that I feel is helping me really look inward and allowing me to work on my self in a way that I haven’t been able to. Overall, she’s been a great therapist to work with and I would definitely recommend her to others as well!

Written by K.R. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months

Jennifer is amazing! After a few weeks of sessions with her, I was able to get my anger under control and work through some issues. My marriage was finally looking like the loving relationship it was meant to be.

Written by D.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Jennifer Thompson has been so helpful in walking me through various life struggles and emotions. She asks the tough questions that make reach deep and think in ways that I have never thought before. I was lucky to be matched with her and was so dissapointed when I couldn't continue my subscription in order to prioritize other medical needs. She is definitely my first choice for a counselor in the future when I can afford it. She helped me so much and I will be forever grateful to her.

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is an amazing therapist. I’ve been working with her for almost a month now and I’ve learned things about myself that I never would have thought to look into. She’s helping me look at life in a different perspective and she never makes me feel like I’m crazy or alone. She’s very reassuring and caring. She takes in every detail you provide her and never misses a thing. I feel very blessed to have connected with her. I see myself becoming a better version of myself in the near future thanks to Jennifer. I truly appreciate her dedication to her job. It means so much to people like me who need the reassurance and stability in their life.

Written by S.E. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I am only two weeks into talking with Jennifer and already I am seeing each day with a little more happiness and clarity than before. Jennifer listened to me when I shared my story, she helped me organize my trauma, which has helped it not feel so chaotic. I know this will be a long journey, and yet I couldn't be more grateful to have been paired with Jennifer at the beginning of it to help me begin to heal. In a weird way I am excited to continue counseling, because I trust her to help me work through this.

Written by A.L. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has been great. She’s asked all the right questions and we’ve made tremendous progress in a short period of time.

Written by R.Y. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very nice and understanding. Always responds throughout the day and I feel like she really wants to help me I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Written by K.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer really takes the time to listen to my thoughts and feelings. It’s so nice to be able to talk to her about my inner most thoughts and challenges me to think deeply.

Written by E.S. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks

Miss Jennifer is by far the most effective therapist I've ever spoken to for my depression and anxiety issues. As a person who really struggled with "never feeling good enough," I am happy to have had her cross my path. In such a short amount of time (one month), she helped me question the validity of years worth negative voices in my head and guided me while I figured out what was blocking me from seeing my own worth. She asked me all the right questions (yes, they were hard and often "triggering") to challenge my own thoughts and form healthier ways of talking to myself. Her responses and weekly assignments were very thorough and ultimately led me to gain a shift in my perspective on my past experiences. She made me realize that I no longer have to blame myself for all the trauma I went through and helped me regain the pieces of my identity that were lost through narcissistic and sexual abuse. It was definitely worth every penny. She was the light that illuminated the "inner me" that was completely swallowed up by a habitual darkness I wasn't even aware existed in me. I fully recommend her to be the one to talk to for anyone who wants to learn to let go and shed light on their own toxicity. She is a great supporter and because of her I feel like I've made a big step in the right direction.

Written by D.O. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I have nothing but good things to speak about Jennifer. She is very understanding and gives great advice she makes me think outside the box and really feel like she cares about me in my situations that are going on in my life. I do wish that she had evening hours for the sessions But overall if I write a question or try to talk to her she responds pretty quickly sometimes multiple times a day.

Written by B.R. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month

Even though I was only able to work with her for a short period of time she was able to help me with some of my toughest issues. Jennifer helped me find productive ways for me to deal with the anxiety that I have had for as long as I can remember as well as self-esteem issues that I dealt with. Jennifer was always kind and welcoming and made me feel like I had a safe space to share anything with her. She made it easy to talk about difficult things and find ways to see the positives in my situation. I would definitely recommend her to many other people and I am so grateful to have been matched with her.

Written by E.I. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is really kind and understanding. She always asked the right questions to get to the root of my problems. She is a great listener who always made me feel that my thoughts and experiences were valid. The tools that she provided for dealing with anxious thoughts have been very helpful to me. I am so glad to I got the chance to work with her! This was my first time trying therapy and I’m very happy with the progress that I have made with her help. Highly recommend!

Written by A.Y. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Jennifer is very straight forward with her therapy. She asks the right questions and was able to get everything that bothered me to the surface in such a short amount of time. I highly recommend her.

Written by A.N. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week

Jennifer Thompson is the most superb human I have ever had the privilege to talk with. From the moment we started talking I felt comfortable and an immediate self relief that there is this person who will listen yo my rambles and hair-brained thoughts. Jennifer makes me feel like she has so much faith in me as a human being and, a woman. Everyday I wake up and cant wait to hear what her thoughts are and what she is going to suggest. I am beyond thankful for her, for her insight and ability look at what I write and see more than most can.

Written by T.. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Jennifer gets to the heart of the matter while addressing my need to heal. I love the tools I have been provide because it makes me know I am capable in counseling myself as she has.

Written by K.E. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 week

In the short time working with Jennifer I couldn’t be happier. Not only is she extremely responsive but also very warm and understanding. She really reads into what I’m saying and is able to dig deep into the core issues. She asks all the right questions and has really opened my eyes. I love that she provides worksheets based on specific issues we speak about. Looking forward to all the progress we will make together.

Written by T.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think that Jennifer is amazing she really listens to what you say and she is very patient in helping you. And she gives really good advice that just in a short time can help change you in so many ways.

Written by K.R. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks

Jennifer is very nice and I don't feel judge with her. She helps me think healthier and see issues within that are causing certain behaviors I have. She truly feels like a therapist who actually cares, which is one of the most important things to me

Written by E.M. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer is the favorite therapist I’ve worked with. She is empathetic and supportive, while pushing the conversation forward to get to the root cause. 100% recommend her to anybody.

Written by S.H. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Jennifer is an amazing counselor. She gets to the bottom of your thoughts and finds the root cause for your concerns. I see a lot of dedication from end. Even if i forget to update her on certain discussion points, she ensures to follow up with me. She understands the immediate requirement that a person needs. And starts tackling each requirement one at a time. She is able to pace herself as per my needs and I'm so happy to have been able to connect with her. She made it very easy for me to start conversing with her. Overall, I would always recommend her to anyone who needs a counselor.

Written by M.I. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Jennifer has been very helpful at keeping me level headed in weird situations and I greatly appreciate her input and perspective.