I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 22 years’ experience providing direct care for new parents and infants, children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I have worked at an inpatient residential treatment center for adolescents and a community mental health clinic. I am also a consultant for the Wisconsin association of infant mental health (WI-AIMH).
In 1999, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling. In addition, I have specialized training through the University of Wisconsin Madison in infant early childhood and family mental health. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child parent psychotherapy (CPP) and reflective practices such as yoga and meditation.
It is my passion and honor to be a guide for people in my community in finding their path to a life worth living. I encourage a whole life approach where we will focus on you as a person versus any diagnosis that you may have been given. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. I hope that when we talk, you feel safe, supported, and empowered to make lasting changes.
When I am not counseling, I am a parent of a teenager, training for RAGNAR road or trail race, doing yoga, playing viola, learning, reading and crafting. I try to practice what I teach. Change and growth take effort beginning with small intentional steps. We aren’t moving backward as long as we decide to move forward. In seeking counseling, I know you are ready to take the steps to create change even if you are not sure where to begin. I look forward to working with you to build the life you want to live while healing from previous challenges.
Psychotherapy is above all a collaborative approach with the goal of helping you to achieve your goals in a healthy manner. Together, at your speed, we will discover your strengths and perhaps even find some new talents.
I have appointments available weekday evenings and weekend mornings/evenings Central Standard Time.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 3079-125
Calm, thoughtful, kind, experienced, clear and patient. What more could you ask for? I'm enjoying my sessions and I'm glad I selected Jennifer to help me.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have been a veteran at therapy… I had a lot of therapists! Jennifer is by FAR the best one yet. She’s pure magic. I appreciate her and everything she’s done to make me a better version of myself and sorting out past trauma and worries. She is open and shares her experiences and expertise. It’s definitely not like you are talking to a wall. I love her!
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Love my therapist
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I love her. But I don’t wanna jinx it so that’s all I’m gonna say.
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassi
Jennifer helped me through a really rough time in my life. She was caring, empathic, listened to my concerns and worked with me with patience and grace. I will always be thankful for the work we’ve done together.
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Jennifer has been amazing! Even when we aren’t in session she takes time to connect with me and respond as much as possible. She’s helped me greatly in my hard times. I feel like she’s another mom already! ❤️
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes