Jennifer Wickham

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 22 years’ experience providing direct care for new parents and infants, children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I have worked at an inpatient residential treatment center for adolescents and a community mental health clinic. I am also a consultant for the Wisconsin association of infant mental health (WI-AIMH).
In 1999, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling. In addition, I have specialized training through the University of Wisconsin Madison in infant early childhood and family mental health. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child parent psychotherapy (CPP) and reflective practices such as yoga and meditation.
It is my passion and honor to be a guide for people in my community in finding their path to a life worth living. I encourage a whole life approach where we will focus on you as a person versus any diagnosis that you may have been given. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. I hope that when we talk, you feel safe, supported, and empowered to make lasting changes.
When I am not counseling, I am a parent of a teenager, training for RAGNAR road or trail race, doing yoga, playing viola, learning, reading and crafting. I try to practice what I teach. Change and growth take effort beginning with small intentional steps. We aren’t moving backward as long as we decide to move forward. In seeking counseling, I know you are ready to take the steps to create change even if you are not sure where to begin. I look forward to working with you to build the life you want to live while healing from previous challenges.

Psychotherapy is above all a collaborative approach with the goal of helping you to achieve your goals in a healthy manner. Together, at your speed, we will discover your strengths and perhaps even find some new talents


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3079-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I can't thank Jennifer enough for the help she has given me. She is incredibly patient, kind and knowledgeable. She's also very funny, which is a real bonus. It's important for me to speak to someone who is professional but feels very genuine.

I was about to give up on doing therapy after a couple of dodgy match ups on here and I'm so glad I persevered. I never thought I would be doing as well as I am now and feel like I've been given control of my brain back after a good few years of feeling just awful. I am now able to stop therapy and crack on, on my own.

I have recommended Jennifer to a friend and would recommend her to anyone.

Thanks again.

Written by S.H. on Mar 21, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months

knowledgeable, professional and kind.

Written by D.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

When I started therapy with teen counseling I knew I needed it but was not really ready to take the steps I knew I needed to take. Jennifer and I were chatting via the messages function but I would get anxious about reading the messages and avoid them. She sent me a video to reach out and explain who she was, how she could help etc. We started with phone calls for the first few months while she taught me the tools to help deal with my anxiety. We decided to then move to video chats so we could work on EMDR therapy. WOW. EMDR has honestly changed my life. The amount that I feel/know I have improved in the 6 months we have worked on this kinda leaves me speechless. I found myself looking for excuses, that it hadn't worked, that I was still anxious but EMDR has changed so much for me. I am so much more confident and comfortable with myself and others around me. Working with Jennifer has been life-changing for me. Genuinely. She is so kind and so patient and, if I can be honest, I'm a little sad that I will never meet her in person because she just gives off such incredibly warm vibes. I am happy to see such growth in myself and I have her to thank, she is amazing.

Written by C.O. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I enjoy my sessions with Jennifer and look forward to them weekly.

Written by E.L. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s very kind and listens to what I have to say. She also points out some things that I didn’t think of myself to take into account. I feel like she really listens to me and wants to help me reach my goals.

Written by A.N. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Jennifer was great at helping me trust her and this process of therapy. She made me feel heard and not judged, and helped validate positives thoughts. There were a lot of topics covered, and some of what was addressed came out through the course of therapy. Jennifer was very clear with and ensured that I was well aware of my goals set for therapy. Highly recommend Jennifer and will definitely go back to her services if needed.

Written by J.O. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful with getting my mind back on track!

Written by K.I. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Jennifer is empathetic, and a great listener. She made me feel comfortable, safe, and hopeful from our first session. My life is improving as a result of our sessions, and I am learning so many great tools I can apply right away in my life.

Written by C.A. on Oct 23, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jennifer is a great counselor who listens and gives great feedback and advise!

Written by H.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jennifer has helped me see things in a different light and help me change my perspective on some topics that I was struggling with and I really appreciate it

Written by K.E. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Effective communication with a good variety of approaches to working through issues. Timely and stays in touch if the person is drawing away, but not in an invasive manner

Written by A.N. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is amazing! Highly recommend!

Written by M.O. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I strongly recommend Jennifer Wickham, she is very helpful and try always to listen to you and give you solutions, she respects you and I always feel better after our session.

Written by A.N. on Jul 04, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Shes very nice. Makes me feel heard and helps me work through a lot of what my brain tells me that I know isnt logical but my brain goes boom!

Written by E.D. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Very nice.

Written by M.I. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks

I found Jennifer to be very easy to talk to. We’ve not known her for long but she has quickly proven how adept she is at dealing with my teenager who looks forward to speaking with her and finds her guidance very helpful indeed. Despite being separated by distance, she has always managed to respond efficiently and as required.

Written by A.S. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Professional, personable, understanding and respectful. Not much else you can ask for. I’m very pleased to be working with her.