Jennifer joined In Focus Counseling at the beginning of 2019 as a master’s level intern graduate student and was trained in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder utilizing Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). Since graduating in 2020, she has remained a part of the team to continue providing support and treatment to the Denver area communities.
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin in 2014 and Master of Counseling degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family from Ashford University in Denver, Colorado in 2020. She has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents and families from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings, such as home, clinic, and school. Her area of expertise includes behavior modification in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Anxiety, Depression, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) with OCD, Parent Coaching, relationship challenges, Mindfulness, and management of life stressors. Jennifer also has experience working with substance and alcohol use.
Primary Areas of Focus:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Substance/ Alcohol Use
- Life Changes
- Parent Coaching
- Behavioral Issues/ Modification
- Individual Therapy
- Couple Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Children (10 years +)
**Jennifer only conducts Telehealth sessions. **
Telehealth can look slightly different from in-person, but it can also be highly beneficial for clients. Jennifer believes that Telehealth gives her clients more flexible availability and accessibility that integrates into her client’s daily life seamlessly. When you don’t have to worry about travel time or road conditions or how a session can possibly fit into all the hustle and bustle of your schedule, clients’ attention can shift to what they would like to focus on in session. The goal in counseling is that the client can transfer their skills and knowledge into their daily life. By conducting Telehealth sessions, it is easier to implement these skills and knowledge with the confidence of Jennifer’s guidance and coaching.
Telehealth session allows Jennifer to add different components to therapy such as completing exposures for OCD within stressful environments, taking a mindfulness exercise outdoors for an additional calming element, or being able to suggest clients to get a soothing item when discussing difficult topics. Telehealth provides freedom to be flexible within sessions to reach the client’s desired treatment goals.
Telehealth sessions with Jennifer can also include skill building, psycho education catered to each client, thought and emotional processing, and support during the ups and downs that come along with change. Jennifer recognizes that making the decision to attend therapy, can come with worries of being judged or that your “problem” is hopeless. Jennifer strives to meet clients where they are at and then begin moving forward together. Clients do not need to work on this journey by themselves, Jennifer will provide individualized support to help clients reach their desired goals.
See Jennifer’s blog post below for more about how Technology has Changed the World of Counseling
Give Jennifer a call to see how Telehealth sessions could be helpful for you!