Jenn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Counseling from Lewis University. Jenn provides individual counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.
She has experience working with children and teenagers in school settings, where she helped clients who were struggling to cope with stress management, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, gender identity & transition, boundary issues, anger/frustration tolerance, social/peer issues, grief and loss, and trauma. Jenn also has a background in providing guidance and support to young athletes who are dealing with difficult emotional issues and mindset challenges. As a former athlete and swim coach, Jenn’s natural ability to connect and build rapport with children and teens helps them to trust and feel comfortable around her.
Jenn primarily uses a Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach in treating clients; however, she is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Attachment Theory. Jenn doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all method of therapy because every individual is different and has different needs, so her treatment approach is personalized for what is best for the client.
She understands from firsthand experience how important the client-therapist relationship is to the therapeutic process. She believes that therapy should be a profound and meaningful experience for each client. Jenn provides a safe, judgment-free environment for her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and she finds that authenticity, humor, and trust are essential to this process. She feels that her role as a therapist is a privilege, and she is honored to be a part in someone’s journey toward healing.