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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
LPC #2397 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
My daughter loves her sessions with Jennifer.
She is respectful and kind. She really listens to you and makes you feel really comfortable getting stuff off your chest. Love love love!
Jennifer is already proving herself to be one of the best counselors I’ve worked with. She gets straight to the point and doesn’t cut corners, which is exactly what I need. I’ve only worked with her for a short time but I’m already seeing the impact of our sessions in my life! She responds quickly to messages and is able to read my journal entries (awesome feature!) but respects my requests for those to not be a main point of conversation. I’ve been very impressed with how she balances professionalism with kindness and empathy. She is also extremely well educated, even on topics that many mental health professionals do not find pressing. I look forward to continuing to work with her to better myself.
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!
Do it! Stop waiting. Give teen counseling a chance already. I’m glad I did.
Jennifer gives great advice and I can tell she truly cares.
She’s great. Very helpful. I’m already seeing improvements