Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who practices from a holistic mental health viewpoint that incorporates mindfulness and bodywork with traditional therapy. She specializes in working with women, particularly those dealing with chronic stress, anxiety, burnout, sleep difficulties, chronic pain, complex trauma, or PTSD, as well as working with children and adolescents. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and Advanced Adolescent and Child Trauma Professional.
Jennifer began her career as a school social worker and learned to incorporate movement, breathwork, and mindfulness into her work with students. Inspired by the results, she studied yoga, Ayurveda, Reiki, nutrition, massage, and reflexology to deepen her understanding of the body-mind connection and all the ways the body holds and releases stress. As she pursued more advanced study, she discovered the growing body of research supporting yoga, breathwork, and mindfulness as evidence-based therapeutic interventions. These developments, as well as the expanding fields of Somatic and Energy Psychology, have inspired Jennifer to integrate these approaches (when appropriate) into her work with therapy clients.
Jennifer’s post-degree studies have included the work of renowned trauma experts Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk and Dr. Peter Levine, Trauma Sensitive Yoga creator and therapist David Emerson, and play therapist Dr. Jennifer Lefebre. In addition, she completed Art Therapy coursework at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, recognizing the value of non-verbal expression to enhance clients’ understanding and release of past difficulties and present concerns.
Jennifer’s sessions seek to empower clients through every phase of treatment. She acknowledges each client’s unique strengths, interests, needs, and priorities, as well as the power of the therapeutic relationship. Each client is recognized as a warrior, invested in restoring their own health, vitality, and happiness.
Jennifer can accept clients with the following insurance plans: BCBS PPO, Aetna, Optum and UBH / United Healthcare. Jennifer can also accept all self-pay clients
Kristen and her group are amazing and talented therapists. I highly recommend them!
Counseling Works’ owner Kristen is lovely and great to work with. All the clinicians are very professional and friendly, and the therapy space is very modern, stylish and welcoming. I highly recommend contacting them if you are looking for counseling services in the Naperville or Frankfort area.
Kristen + her team of skilled therapist are top of the line! The Counseling Works team care about their clients and provide the best service in the area!
Counseling Works has an excellent team of clinicians and you will be in great hands!
This is an awesome practice. You will feel cared for and taken care of. All the clinicians are excellent!
This facility is awesome. Professional and caring staff! They are great therapists who aren't afraid of delving into the hard stuff. They are transparent yet keep the boundaries clear. If you are seeking a therapist, I recommend them!
The owner, Kristen, is a pleasure to work with. The office space is inviting and relaxing as well. I recommend giving them a call if you are seeking counseling services.
Professional staff, clean & comfortable environment, flexible appointments, easy to find location and close to the highway with ample parking.
Phenomenal group of people - you can't go wrong with Counseling Works!
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