Jennifer works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups with experience providing supportive therapeutic and crisis counseling services treating a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from depression and anxiety, addiction & recovery, caregiver support, Co-Occurring disorders, marriage/couple counseling, parenting support, behavioral management/ADHD, family therapy, stress management, self-esteem concerns, and career issues, grief& loss, adjustment difficulties, abuse and trauma, and conflict resolution as well as coping with daily life stressors in a healthy manner.
Jennifer earned her Master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Tampa, Florida; and her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from University of South Florida. Throughout her training and education she has been providing mental health services in a variety of settings and populations. Jennifer has facilitated group therapy and worked as an individual, family, and couples/marriage counselor in hospitalization programs, residential treatment centers, and community mental health outpatient clinics. She has significant experience in providing individual and group therapy in drug and alcohol treatment programs and medical detoxification units.
Jennifer uses an eclectic approach using various empirically validated techniques; including cognitive behavioral approaches, solution focused therapy, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and client centered therapy. Jennifer understands that each person and family is unique and requires a unique combination of treatment modalities. Her strength is in forming meaningful relationships with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She believes in the value of the therapeutic relationship and its influence in creating positive change through providing a non-judgmental and safe environment, supporting with genuine empathy, acceptance, and encouragement, and a dose of humor.