I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. I have worked with children and youth since 1995 in many settings. I started working with children in the foster care system providing direct care prior to my formal training as a therapist. I been trained and certified in the Teaching Family Model and have worked with both parents and their teens to open lines of communication and work through multiple concerns. As an adoptive parent of four children ranging from current ages of 10-27, I have personal experience working with adoption issues, as well as working through past traumas with children. I have worked in the school setting providing crisis counseling as well as group counseling for everyday issues such as ADHD, divorce support groups, and grief and loss.
My counseling style with teens is open and supportive, while challenging them to be successful and responsible members of society. Teens find it easy to talk to me and I have helped many teen transition successfully into young adulthood.
I look forward to working with you and your teen during this transition to independence.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C008825 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
This experience has been amazing and so helpful
My daughter had struggles with stress, social anxiety, depression, and lack of confidence. Jennifer made such strides with Emma and gave her tasks each week to focus on, had great communication and follow up, she incorporated family, and was able to peel back some layers and really listened to my daughter. Each week we would see progress. I loved how Jennifer would also share only what my daughter had permitted her to which allowed me to know how best to be there for her. I highly recommend teen counseling as they will match you to a counselor but it’s ultimately your choice. We could not have chosen a better counselor than Jennifer. I am so grateful we connected. My daughter is happy and has made a complete 180. Jennifer really saved us. Thank you Jennifer!
Jennifer’s therapy approach is relatable and practical but delivered with compassion for your unique circumstances. This is a winning combination in today’s stressful world because we all need a therapist that understands us but at the same time has the tools and strategies to keep us moving forward. Week by week, I felt better!
Jennifer is such a good listener and really takes the time to understand your concerns and give you different perspectives to consider on the situations you’re going through. She’s great! Definitely would recommend.
Jennifer is a therapist. She is a great listener and i feel great after every session. I would recommend her 100%
Jennifer definitely creates a safe space for me to express my history of impressionable experiences and how they tie into current challenges; every session she discusses and helps articulate what my issue may be and then puts together worksheets or journaling assignments to help me disassociate from unhealthy narratives I may have internalized from certain experiences. These writing assignments have been very therapeutic and helpful in managing current relationships with family and friends.
In general, therapy sessions with a professional is very liberating and drama-free. I do not have to worry about my truth or what I say, coming back to be thrown in my face or invalidated. The aforementioned has helped in making it easier to create healthy boundaries with people in my personal life and not project frustrations onto them that they do not deserve/ may not have the capacity to handle. So I would recommend teencounseling.com to anyone looking for similar counseling options and discretion.
I am confident in Jennifer's abilities. She is attentive, intuitive. She hears what I may not be saying and respectfully and gently guides me to address those things while reviewing options and tools that are easy to implement, helping me feel I do have better control of situations that I must take care of. Grateful for her care and expertise.
Jennifer is the first of many counsellors in my life to help identify why I feel I am a terrible person. She does not pander to my self deprecation. She agrees I must change and is offering concrete feedback on how I can find a way to be a better human being and live with who I have become.
This medium of virtual counseling is so valuable right now. Mental health care is so stigmatized and teen counseling has created a great space to get matched with someone who can meet you (mentally) where you’re at.
She is professional, returns messages quickly, answers questions, listens and offers sound advice.