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
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C008825 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I’m the parent of a teen working with Jennifer. I could not be more pleased with her communications and insights with my daughter. In just two sessions, I felt such a sense of progression. We will continue to work with Jennifer and I highly recommend her! We are very thankful for this platform.
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.