I have been called a “Soul Whisperer” by clients due to being highly intuitive, however it is more about teaching others to listen to their own intuition,, which knows what is in their most highest and greatest good to have a full satisfying life. I love to inspire others to change the story that they tell themselves about the events that have happened in their lives, as this story was based on inaccurate distortions, emotional turmoil, perceived fear, and outdated messages, leading to psychological, emotional and physical pain. Life is like a mirror that reflects back all the hurt, disappointment, anger, unmet needs, unrealistic expectations, guilt, shame, and disillusionment that a person holds onto as a victim of their circumstances. On the other side of depression and anger, anxiety and panic attacks, trauma and PTSD, borderline personality and addiction is self-understanding, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, self-respect, resiliency, serenity, peace, and joy. I remember asking one of the counselors that I worked with twenty years ago, “Has there ever been anyone that you could not help as I think I might be that person because I am beyond repair and there is no hope for me.” This counselor laughed and said “Never. I have a partnership with the Creator and no one has ever walked away without experiencing incredible personal growth and you won’t be my first.” She was right!
I am 100% committed and dedicated to helping others discover meaning and purpose in their lives by supporting them on their own healing journey to stop the cycle of pain, addiction, violence, abuse, discrimination, abandonment, bullying, neglect, suicide, and trauma, all of which I have personally experienced myself. I am confident that I can help anyone who is truly looking to heal. It is not only about managing symptoms, but finding the source of suffering to promote clarity, healing, honesty, growth, compassion, forgiveness, accountability, self-care, and empowerment. It is about changing the self-talk, inner dialogue and belief systems that no longer serve you and interferes with a healthy mind, body, and spirit connection. I am very passionate about helping others understand the negative thinking and emotional issues underlying mental health struggles and/or substance abuse patterns that keep them stuck, stagnant and enslaved to repeating behaviors that lead to self-sabotage and self-destruction
I am a caring, engaging, empathetic, and compassionate professional mental health and substance abuse counselor, with a very strong theoretical foundation in evidenced-based modalities, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and additional training in breath therapy to release childhood trauma. I also encourage clients to discover the blocks that hold them back from moving ahead in the areas of career, finances, relationships, personal growth, recreation, health, romance and spirituality. I motivate others to let go of enabling and co-dependency, set and maintain healthy boundaries, practice reflective listening and assertive communication, release grief and loss, and discover the meaning and purpose of living. I look forward to helping anyone that is ready to embark on healing the past, embracing the present, creating a new future, and living an authentic and truthful life.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 008653
FL LMHC MH18747
She changed my life and brought so much light
I am very grateful for her guidance and support
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
I’ve been a patient of Jerrilynn for over 2 years now and I’m living so much more of a fuller and happier life than when I started. She’s taught me so much and it’s great to have someone support you but also hold you accountable. You can tell she really cares. I’m so grateful for her services.
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
Jerrilynn is very ijntrospective and a great listener. She's my first therapist and i couldnt have asked for a better one.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coa
It's amazing to me how connected my therapist and I are! It's almost as if she is in my head and totally gets me! I look forward to our sessions every week and have learned and grown so much with her help. I am very grateful and honored to have someone so caring and compassionate as Jerrilynn!!
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
In 3 sessions I have felt more understood than during 3 years with a previous therapist. Jerrilynn just seems to get it. It’s not a pity party, it’s just straight to the point insights and tools to help you get to where you want to be. She is empowering, I feel pushed a little outside my comfort zone in order to help me to grow. She is very kind and wise. Look forward to my weekly sessions.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Jerrilynn is worth her weight in gold. I came to her in a challenging place in my life. I felt bound. I was in a place where I was not present for myself or those that I love. In the time I have worked with Jerrilynn I never felt shamed. With the work she has done with me and the skills she has equipped me with I feel free. I walk and live in freedom now. I show up everyday for myself and my family. When I started I wasn't able to go outside for several weeks at a time. When I was able to venture out it was often accompanied with panic attacks. I now go outside every day with confidence with conditions in place and a non verbal cue to my husband when I need to leave. I now practice self care daily. My husband loves having his wife back:)
Thank you Jerrilynn and BetterHelp!
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Jerrilynn for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes