Jennifer Van Fosson-Roelfs

LMHC

About Me

I have had the privilege to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provide therapy services for over 2o+ years. I completed my MS.Ed at Southern Illinois and my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I believe in using a relationship based, strength driven approach for each individual. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to encourage you to achieve the goals you have identified. I have experience in addressing areas such as depression, grief and loss, crisis management, anxiety, trauma, suicide and crisis, LGBTQ, women’s issues, stress, mood disorders and comorbidity and many others. I believe I offer a very positive experience, as my goal is always to build a solid relationship out of trust and caring. I have worked within the fields of corrections, schools and education, communities, addictions, residential and outpatient settings. I believe in focusing on strengths, meeting you where you are at regarding your goals and building relationships with each individual. I use techniques based on your needs; including CBT, TFCBT, RET, Relationship and strength based, culturally sensitive, solution focused, addiction. mindfulness, Systems and Brief approaches. I address the biological, emotional and relational aspects in your life. I believe each individual has the ability to make changes in their life. I feel it is a honor to be chosen to engage in the therapy journey with you. I will empower you to find your strengths, your abilities and to be the expert in your life. Seeking therapy is often the hardest step and I look forward to being a part of your future story.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #00681 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Van Fosson-Roelfs. 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 S.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Jennifer seemed very perceptive to my concerns and willing to listen during our first session

Written by T.Y. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Jennifer was wonderful.

Written by M.I. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

It’s been a great pleasure and help to work with Jennifer around my issues in relationship building. There’s not a moment she stops listening carefully - regardless of the topic - and she’s always able to find the common thread to connect the important factors.
That’s why she also knows how to ask the right questions to make you see things differently. And all that is topped with a great sense of humour, unpretentious views and openness that make the talking really easy without any judgements.

Written by L.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is awesome. She is super down to earth so I feel like I’m talking to a friend and not just having a clinical session which I love. She makes me feel so heard and without any judgement whatsoever. I also love that we can laugh and joke throughout our sessions. I immediately felt comfortable talking with her right from the start and I feel very lucky to have been placed with her as my therapist!

Written by L.O. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jennifer is great to work with. She works through your issues with 0 judgement and helps you come to a rational understanding of why you feel the way you feel. She helps to develop a way to grow and tackle your issues at your own pace, while giving support along the way.

Written by B.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have really enjoyed working with Jennifer. She takes time to deeply listen to my thoughts and understands my goals. She offers me upfront, honest, and compassionate direction in reaching my goals. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by E.M. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is fantastic! A very good fit.

Written by J.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, and adhd

She is the best, most kind hearted, and the most honest therapist I've ever had.

Written by S.O. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is great in responding to messages fast. Always follows up with issues or discussion from previous sessions. Very caring and promotes taking care of the self.

Written by J.A. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Jennifer offers a totally judgement free zone and has helped me to work through issues that I did not have the confidence to bring up with people in my personal life. 100% recommend!

Written by K.E. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Im pretty new to therapy which was actually kinda stressful for me but jen is awesome she creates such a comfortable environment. I can speak freely without feeling judged but heard and understood from my perspective with is very validating! I really appreciate her and how she is helping me heal and understand my past hurt

Written by G.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 days on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Jennifer was very supportive and provided a non-judgemental space for me. She brings in personal experience in an uplifting way and made me feel heard. Thank you!

Written by E.M. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and bipolar disorder

Jennifer is so caring and really understands my needs. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for me to share my thoughts and feelings and helps me reflect on what I'm feeling. She personalizes my therapy to me and makes me feel heard and understood.

Written by S.U. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Love the great counseling that I can get in the comfort of my own home

Work with me!