Welcome to a new adventure! You are taking the next positive step on your journey. That's how it works, you take one healthy step at a time… and eventually you find yourself closer and closer to where you want to be. You begin to connect more with your strengths and gifts and finally you start to feel more at peace. I look forward to starting this journey with you. It is not always an easy journey, but it is one worth taking and you never have to go it alone.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Montana. I received an Associate of Arts degree with distinction at Casper College in Wyoming, a Bachelor of Arts degree with honor at the University of Wyoming in 1995, and a Master of Science degree with honor in Community Counseling at Montana State University/Billings in 2004 .
I love empowering my clients using various therapeutic and cognitive behavioral approaches. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. I have worked in the counseling field for over 15 years. I have worked in an inpatient treatment facility for almost 8 years as well as residential and outpatient centers. I enjoy working with families, youth, and have facilitated crisis mediations at a runaway and homeless youth program as well as individual, group, couple, and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have addressed issues related to parenting, addiction, tobacco cessation, family dynamics, co-dependency, anger management, depression, anxiety, and trauma utilizing EFT, DBT, CBT, ACT, TF-CBT approaches including effective communication skills, couples communication exercises, self-compassion, meditation, mindfulness, relationship building skills, forgiveness, and conflict resolution. I have created original materials to assist in the therapeutic process and to best fit my client’s needs. I utilize a solution focused approach building from a person’s strengths and utilizing a variety of value-based techniques to assist my clients in achieving a healthier and more fulfilled life.
I am certified in Problem Solving Treatment and have taught various parenting classes including Love and Logic. I love the outdoors i.e. camping, hiking, taking my dog on an adventure and just soaking it all in. I have two adult sons and one grandchild. I enjoy photography and I have just started a new hobby with metal forging/blacksmithing and working with beautiful stone.
I am available for individual live chat, video, or phone sessions typically every day but Saturday and upon request as my schedule allows. If you need a session on the same day, let me know and I will put you on the cancellation list or I will try to fit you in a slot. Don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to accommodate if at all possible. You can also book phone, live video or live message chat sessions with me ahead of time. I generally can respond at least once per morning and once per evening, sometimes more! Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away or for a Crisis Text Line text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCPC #1491 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LMFT #128 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
Really considerate person with a lot of experience and great materials.
Jennifer goes above and beyond. I'm so grateful.
Jennifer has surpassed my expectations. She is kind, knowledgeable and fun. Me and my husband love learning about ourselves with Jennifer as our guide.