Jennifer is a psychotherapist who specializes in addiction, shame, trauma, and helping others learn the art of self-compassion. She primarily utilizes action-oriented, evidenced-based modalities, such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, because they are highly effective and align with her belief system and core values. Instead of expending energy resisting or denying their emotions toward a difficult concept, these frameworks encourage one to accept these emotions as an appropriate response to certain situations and to move forward regardless. This eases the conflict between how a person believes they are “supposed to” feel and how they realistically feel under circumstances to which they are exposed.
Jennifer uses a holistic approach with all her clients that is instrumental to her practice success. She understands a person is not their diagnosis. A person is not their addiction. A person is a complex individual who deserves the care and respect that she would hope to be shown towards herself or someone that is close to her. Working through shame is a process, and a journey, that is best traversed with compassion.