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.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
IA LMHC 00681
Loving my experience. I can’t wait to continue this journey
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I like it so far. It’s been 2/3 weeks
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Jennifer is best
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 8 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 kindhearted and professional
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Jennifer seemed very perceptive to my concerns and willing to listen during our first session
Written 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 was wonderful.
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief