Licensed Mental Health Counselor (WA)
State Certified Teacher (WA)
Developmental Disabilities Specialist (All States)
National Board Certified Counselor (All States)
Jennifer works with families, always placing high value on restoring relationships. Her approach to therapy is founded on the belief that mental wholeness includes right relationship with God, self and others. Using a Solution Focused approach to therapy, Jennifer will help you discover the best way to address your current concerns and tackle challenges. She works with you and your family to create and establish a new, healthy normal.
Jennifer has a heart for the challenges of motherhood. Whether the challenges are adoption, managing the demands of career and motherhood, and/or the transition into adulthood, motherhood has its own blessings, story and pitfalls. It is not surprising most mothers need support through at least one of life’s difficult transitions. Sometimes life writes a different story than the one we plan. Jennifer invites you to consider what meaning you make from the unexpected plot twists of your story, because the meaning we make determines our future path.
Families who have children struggling with mental health issues, special needs and trauma have added pressures. Jennifer’s passion for these families was sparked about 15 years ago as she watched her brother tackle the challenges of raising a child with autism. Her journey to connect with her niece led her to an ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) research project at the University of Washington. ESDM is a naturalistic behavioral therapy for young children with autism. While working at he University of Washington she provided in home behavioral therapy to young children but grew in understanding the impact a special needs child has on a family system.
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State Certified Teacher, and Adoptive mother. She has experience providing in home therapy to children with autism and to families involved with CPS. She is recognized as a Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist and has a passion for working with family members of individuals facing the challenges of a disability.
Mental Health Designations:
- LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor https://www.doh.wa.gov/
- NBCC: National Board Certified Counselor http://www.nbcc.org/
- DDMHS: Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist
- M.A. Counseling Psychology, Argosy University
- B.A. Elementary Education, Northwest University
- ADHD (adult)
- ADHD (child and adolescent)
- Anxiety and Depression
- Austim Spectrum
- Adoption and Foster Care Issues
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
- Marriage and Relationship Counseling
- Post-Partum Depression
- Women's Issues and Health
- Adjustment & Life Transition
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Developmental Disability
- Disability and Mobility
- Behavioral Disorders
- Career & Personal Coaching
Session Type / Rate / Duration
- Face to face 45 / $100 / 45 Minutes
- Face to face 60 / $125 / 60 Minutes