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Jennifer Wotka, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of all ages and a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, OCD, food and body image related challenges, motivation, self confidence, trauma, and family system disruptions. Additionally, I have supported and worked with many clients through difficult life transitions such as divorce, loss of a beloved family member or friend, and pet loss.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Too often, our mental health challenges hold us back from living the life we deserve. Difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions can push us around, run the show, and interfere with our ability to live a life that aligns with our values and goals. In addition to providing a supportive, caring space to process these challenges, I want to help you develop news skills and tools to navigate the many stressors and challenges that life can throw our way.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes a tremendous amount of courage. I look forward to supporting you on your journey towards a more fulfilling life!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MO LCSW 2019016725

Reviews

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

Jennifer has been really helpful in making sense of difficult circumstances and has been a good and careful listener. She is very thoughtful in her questions and observations and clearly cares deeply for the well-being of her clients.

Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coaching, and adhd

She helped me tremendously with dealing with overwhelming emotions after my divorce and life changes. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes

My experience has been extremely positive, knowledge and training is extensive and also a wonderful human to connect with and relate with. Our sessions overdeliver and I'm grateful for the help.

Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer helped me a lot whenever I was going through a divorce. She gave me many tools to help manage my feelings through it all. She was very flexible, professional, and helpful. I highly recommend Jennifer!

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

The first day in coming to Jennifer, I was very heavy hearted, low energy and just in regret. In just two sections, I feel a difference. Like there has actually a remedy to what I've been going through and feeling. Jennifer is patient, understanding, down to earth plus to the point. I appreciate her so much for her compassion and being able to see good things about myself. She not only understands her job, but she also takes time to become personable with you to be able to give solutions. I appreciate her and this experience.

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem