Jennifer Forbes


About Me

When your health is falling apart, you go to a doctor. When your car is falling apart, you go to a mechanic. When your house is falling apart, you call a repair man. What do you do when your relationship and family feels like it is falling apart?

Murphy's Law is a rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.” If you are going through a crisis, then you know this is true. Crisis are a part of life. We all will have them. It's not a matter of if you will have a crisis, but when. Crisis can come in many forms: financial, relational, familial, social, identity, career, etc. You know you're in a crisis when you are overwhelmed. You can't fix it. You've tried everything that you know in your power to do, and it hasn't worked. Nothing seems to work! Please know that you are not alone. There is Hope!

I have worked with many individuals, couples and families guiding them through times of crisis. We will walk together in this season until you get to the other side. Whatever it takes and no matter how long. My goal is to work with you to repair what's been broken, restore what's been lost and rebuild with what's been learned!

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve you in this season of life. I look forward to seeing what healing, discoveries and opportunities this season produces in you!

Warmest Regards,
Jennifer M Forbes, LMFT

License & Education:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), State of Illinois
Number of Years in Practice: 12
M.S. Applied Family & Child Studies with Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northern Illinois University
B.A. Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Other Certifications:
Trauma CBT Certified
Domestic Violence Certified
Sexual Abuse Certified
Masterlife Certification


  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #166.001007 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by K.E. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I’ve only just started with Jennifer, but my partner and I feel very comfortable with her! She’s extremely kind and understanding and I am really looking forward to working with her more!

Written by C.H. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Jennifer for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jennifer is great counsellor. She understands the issues and gives the best advice.