Jennifer enjoys working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and negative self-perception. She is trained to work with people who have trouble in their interpersonal relationships, as well as people who experience family conflict. Jennifer works with clients who feel anxiety caused by perfectionism, identity confusion, sexual identity struggles, and issues related to negative self worth and poor self esteem. Jennifer has worked a lot with students who experience ADHD, poor academic performance, angry outbursts, mood wings, and bullying. Jennifer has also counseled children who have been adopted or who are in the foster care system.
Jennifer began her counseling career in the field of chemical dependency. She has also worked in college counseling, crisis stabilization for children, family counseling, and intensive in home therapy for high risk children and teens. Before working as a counselor, Jennifer worked as a leader for a large campus ministry as well as University Student Services. Jennifer enjoys working with leaders of all types on matters related to self-care, assertive communication, team building, and conflict management.
Jennifer’s therapeutic lens is centered in the theory of Relational Psychodynamic Counseling. This theory states that a positive and perhaps corrective relationship with a therapist can have a positive impact on how one views himself internally as well as in relationship with others. Jennifer uses concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Jennifer works mainly out of the Jacksonville office and the Wilmington office if requested.