Jennifer Lilly

MA, LPCA, NCC

Jennifer loves being a counselor and helping people find further wholeness of body, soul, and spirit. Jennifer especially enjoys working with women and men to feel empowered in their relationships and careers. She also likes working with moms and helping them find balance and security in their families.
 
Jennifer also has a HUGE heart for young people and is gifted in helping them find their identities and strengths. She likes to teach youth strategies to help them find success in their relationships with friends and family. Jennifer also likes connecting youth and their families to their communities.  Jennifer has worked with high-risk children and adolescents as well as parents seeking parenting strategies.
 
Jennifer served as a leader in Christian ministry for five years before becoming a counselor. She is passionate about helping leaders feel more equipped to serve. Jennifer provides education and counseling on the topics of self-care, healthy boundaries, improving communication, effective leadership, and conflict resolution (amongst others.)
 
Before joining Agape, Jennifer worked as a counselor in the fields of chemical dependency, college counseling, rehabilitation, and child and family counseling.  Jennifer primarily uses Psychodynamic techniques and concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Jennifer works out of the Jacksonville office and provides day and evening hours. She may also be available to work in the Wilmington office if requested.

Jennifer Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor. Her professional experience includes counseling in the fields of chemical dependency, rehabilitation, college counseling, family counseling, and working with high risk children and teens. Jennifer also has five years of experience serving as a leader in Christian ministry.Jennifer is dedicated to assisting individuals and families in living at their best. She enjoys helping clients learn new strengths about themselves and how to thrive in their relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers. Jennifer also enjoys helping frustrated parents and children find solutions where they feel stuck. Jennifer practices counseling from the lens of Attachment Theory, which encourages clients to explore view of self, others, and the world through examining primary relationships. Jennifer also uses many techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which prompts clients to evaluate and challenge self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.Jennifer is passionate about assisting students to improve academic performance. She offers students, parents, and educators information on various mental health disorders that affect academic performance such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Jennifer pairs this knowledge with tools and resources that help students increase school success.  Jennifer is also interested in helping pastors and other leaders function at their best personally, professionally, and spiritually. Jennifer provides psycho-education on the topics of effective communication, self-care,conflict resolution, boundaries, and other areas of leadership.