Jennifer Alford

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

I am a licensed counselor with several years of experience working as a psycho-counselor and life/wellness coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Having experienced my own emotional and mental health struggles, I can fully appreciate and empathize with what my clients are going through. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. Having a background in massage therapy, yoga and mediation, I also use a holistic approach when working with clients- addressing the mind, body and spirit/soul.

I feel that everyone is worthy and deserving of a happy and fulfilling life, but often times, our inner dialogue and life experiences make us feel that we are not worthy or capable of that. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2397 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LPC #4287 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jennifer has helped me change my life in many ways. She has supported me through grief and loss. She helped me in changing my toxic responses to everyday situations to nontoxic responses. She is amazing and I wouldn’t be the person I am today with out her help and guidance.

Written by N.A. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

within 3 months of counseling she has helped turn my life around. She's so understanding, supportive, ane open! Very grateful for her.

Written by J.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jennifer is great! She listens and is very solution oriented. I feel comfortable talking to her.

Written by A.M. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer is a blessing on so many levels. I started seeing her during my first semester as a teacher because of the stress and she has since helped me through my parents’ separation, the potential effects of COVID-19, and so many other things that have come up in my life. I have learned so much about myself from my sessions with her! She is professional but also warm and encouraging. She pushes me to live my life in the best way I can. I’m often floored by how relevant the questions she poses to me are. I can not recommend her enough, especially for young adults and people in periods of transition. She has great availability for those of us who work - she is usually available on the weekends from 9-2ish and on week nights from 6-8ish Central. Jennifer tries to spend as much time with her clients as she feels they need. She checks in with me a few times a week - sometimes more often if she knows I’m dealing with something difficult - and responds quickly to messages I send her. I’ve had several therapists over the years and Jennifer is one of the best I’ve worked with.

Written by F.R. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She’s great, would recommend to anyone with any type of issue going on.

Written by B.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In a very short amount of time Jennifer has proven herself to be a compassionate and understanding professional.

She allows me to work out what I need to say, and asks pointed follow up questions that tend to lead me to a point where I am the one figuring out what I need to figure out. It’s reassuring and empowering.

I have at no point felt the slightest bit of unease or judgment from what we have discussed.

I would wholeheartedly recommend her expertise to anyone who is in need of counseling/therapy.

Written by M.Y. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jennifer is a great counselor! She is warm and friendly and extremely understanding. She gives me helpful advice and is a good listener. I look forward to her continued help.

Written by B.L. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great experience! Was going through a minor crisis and was fortunate to have heard of this service. Connected easily with a councilor and Ms. Alford was very patient and kind. 10/10 would recommend.

Written by J.A. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Ms. Jennifer and I clicked the second we picked up the phone, I’m so blessed that she was picked for me. She is kind, considerate and can laugh with me too. We have fun during our sessions but also talk about the things we need to address. I don’t know what I would do without her now that I’ve had her. Thank you Ms. Jennifer. <3

Written by N.A. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

As of now I have felt comfortable talking to her which is abnormal as I usually do not like talking to anyone. Needless to say this has been quite helpful to me.

Written by S.H. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

From the very beginning, I voiced concern that I tend to ‘quit’ therapy when I start to feel better. I explained my last therapist was too passive and requested that we take a more aggressive approach. Jennifer listened, and we have hit some hard-hitting topics almost every day since day one. She listens and she tailors her approach to your needs. That’s the best thing any therapist can do for their client. In just a couple of short weeks, I’m already noticing a difference in the way I react to things and I’m not letting my anxieties completely control me the way I was before. I still have a ways to go, but I think she is the best match to get me where I need to be. I am beyond grateful for that.

Written by S.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

My daughter loves her sessions with Jennifer.

Written by N.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is respectful and kind. She really listens to you and makes you feel really comfortable getting stuff off your chest. Love love love!

Written by B.R. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have greatly enjoyed my time with Jennifer. She has been such a real blessing. Other counselors I've had have given me platitudes as advice, but Jennifer really listens and helps me work through issues. I love that she gives me recommendations on reading material or extra exercises - if I want them - that will be beneficial to me!

Written by C.J. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

Do it! Stop waiting. Give teen counseling a chance already. I’m glad I did.

Written by L.I. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

She’s great. Very helpful. I’m already seeing improvements